Unattended install of multiple Windows 2000 hotfixes

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You can easily create an unattended install of multiple Windows 2000 hotfixes with only one reboot by using specific hotfix switches and the Microsoft qchain.exe utility. This utility is available

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Just run this .bat file with Task Scheduler or an AT command:


  • REM -z Do not reboot
  • REM -q Quiet Mode -- no user interface
  • REM -m Unattended mode
  • REM Terminal Services Licensing Enhancements Update
    q287687_w2k_sp3_x86_en.exe -z -q -m
  • REM RSVP Service Provider Update
    Q300980_W2K_SP3_x86_en.EXE -z -q -m
  • REM PMTU Detection Update
    Q301337_W2k_SP3_x86_en.exe -z -q -m
  • REM Security Rollup Package January 2002
    w2kSP2SRP1.exe -z -q -m
  • REM Unchecked Buffer in SNMP Service
    Q314147_W2K_SP3_X86_EN.exe -z -q -m
  • REM Java Applet Can Redirect Browser Traffic
    Q300845_W2K_SP3_X86_EN.exe -z -q -m
  • qchain.exe


  • REM Reboot Now
  • pause
  • shutdown /R /T:05

This was first published in June 2002

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