Microsoft Windows XP SP 3

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Command Line
Install the service pack 3 silent :

WINXPSP3.msi /quiet /norestart
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I created a *.msi that copies the WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.EXE to c:\program files\XP3, and then installs the service pack 3 silent. The msi can not be seen in add/remove programs, only the Service Pack 3 installation.
The msi installation will exit after the installation of SP3 has been done. This why it's easy to deploy the service pack silent by any deploy system.
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There is no need to create a custom MSI to deploy XP SP3 - it has its own built-in MSI deployment mechanism. The following documentation for XP SP2 can also be followed for XP SP3:

Using Group Policy to Deploy Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

The basics are to download the network installer from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en

Then run:
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /X
and select a folder to extract the service pack files to.

Then just deploy update.msi, which is found in the 'i386\update' folder. This MSI will work as-is with Group Policy Software Installation.

If you are using Group Policy Software Installation, you can also use security groups to deploy the update to certain computers only - see the XP SP2 deployment guide referenced above for more information.
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It is possible to run the executable distributed by microsoft with the same command line switches as the update.exe without extracting it first. If you're deploying with a tool that allows .exe deployment this can save you the time required to build a new package.

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If you do "update /?" you get this:

AVAILABLE SWITCHES:
[/help] [/quiet] [/passive] [/norestart] [/forcerestart] [/warnrestart] [/promptrestart] [/overwriteoem] [/nobackup]
[/forceappsclose] [/integrate:<fullpath>] [/d:<path>] [/log:<fullpath>]

/help Displays this message

SETUP MODES
/quiet Quiet mode (no user interaction or display)
/passive Unattended mode (progress bar only)

RESTART OPTIONS
/norestart Do not restart when installation is complete
/forcerestart Restart after installation
/warnrestart[:<seconds>] Warn and restart automatically if required (default timeout 30 seconds)
/promptrestart Prompt if restart is required

SPECIAL OPTIONS
/overwriteoem Overwrite OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Do not backup files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Force other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/integrate:<fullpath> Integrate this software update into <fullpath>
/d:<path> Back up files into <path>
/log:<fullpath> Create log file at <fullpath>
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