The following updates are included:
KB822834 - Server version only
KB823658 - Server version only
KB838018 - Server version only*
KB906952 - Server version only
KB915985-v2 - unofficial updated version**
KB925783 - Server version only
* This hotfix addresses an issue in MS Fronpage Extensions. If you happen to use the Extensions under a Windows 2000 Professional system you should install/slipstream this hotfix separately.
** V2 of this hotfix contains an updated ntdll.dll file which was modified by BlackWingCat in order to add several new functions. The details can be found at http://blog.livedoor...ves/845435.html.
1. What is the purpose of this Rollup?
The purpose of this Rollup is to combine the hotfixes mentioned above into a one big roll-up style update which can be either installed in a working Windows 2000 system or slipstreamed by using programs such as HFSLIP or nLite.
There are three main advantages of using HBR Mini Rollup instead of installing or slipstreaming all of the hotfixes separately.
a) Hotfixes (by request) are not publicly available to download from Windows Update. Each of them has to be downloaded separately through a complicated process where one has to input his e-mail address, a random code and then download the hotfix through an URL sent on the e-mail address. In order to unpack the downloaded hotfix you have to input a password. As HBR Mini Rollup contains all of these hotfixes, there is no need to download each of them separately, thus you can avoid going through such a complex procedure.
b ) Some of the hotfixes (by request) use an older version of update.exe and other files responsible for hotfix installation which can lead to newer files already installed in the system being overwritten by the older ones from those hotfixes. HBR Rollup uses the newest installer files so there is no such an issue when using this Rollup instead of those hotfixes. Only newer files are installed.
c) Using HBR Mini Rollup greatly simplifises the process of slipstreaming hotfixes. The Rollup is just a one file which can be used instead of 43 (48 in case of Server version) separate hotfix files.
2. Which hotfixes are not included?
There are two separate versions of HBR Mini Rollup, the one for Windows 2000 Professional (KB654654-Prf) and the other for Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server (KB654654-Srv). Only one of them should be installed/slipstreamed at the same time according to the Windows 2000 edition which is used. The server version of HBR Mini Rollup includes five more hotfixes compared to the Professional version. These five hotfixes address issues which are present only in a Windows 2000 Server environment. Therefore, there is no use installing them on a Windows 2000 Professional system.
There are 49 hotfixes (by request) available to download at Microsoft website. This Rollup covers 48 of them. The only one which is not included neither in the Prf version nor in the Srv version is KB896414. This hotfix was omitted intentionally as it causes system errors when slipstreamed using HFSLIP (if placed in the HF folder). If you want to include KB896414 in your system installation you ought to download it separately and put in the HFSVCPACK_SW1 folder in HFSLIP.
3. Technical information
The structure of HBR Mini Rollup is exactly the same as the one of an official update released by Microsoft. 654654 is used as the KB number. There exists no other hotfix with this number. HBR Mini Rollup does not have its own catalog (.cat) file but it registers the catalog files of the all 43 (48) integrated hotfixes when installed or slipstreamed.
(2011-05-25) HBR Rollup v2
Two updates (838417 and 843503) were removed from the rollup as they may cause issues and instabilities related to USB.
(2011-05-26) HBR Rollup v3
843503 was reintegrated as there is no evidence that it causes any problems. A new hotfix KB836111 was added.
USE AT OWN RISK
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 13 October 2011 - 02:26 PM