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Update for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (KB898715)

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  • Version: 3.1.4000.2435
  • Category: Update
  • Language: English

This fix addresses the issue with Windows Installer 3.1 and installation of system protected files described in KB Article #898715.

  • Before the release of Windows Installer 3.1, during a silent installation process, a package could not install a later version of a file that was protected by the Windows File Protection (WFP) feature. However, the installation process would continue and would report as successful.

    With the release of Windows Installer 3.1, this behavior has changed. In version 3.1, the silent installation process does not succeed and then rolls back the installation if the silent installation process cannot install the WFP-protected file. To resolve this problem, obtain the KB160810 update package.
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FileSHA1 HashSize
WindowsServer2003-KB898715-ia64-enu.exe26aaec38b3070071e0710a30750b6a67589a7ba15.67 MB
WindowsServer2003-KB898715-x64-enu.exe19cbdd37a5bf13bf3800ef63cf4827131c94ca354.35 MB
WindowsServer2003-KB898715-x86-enu.exe66682ed84d2e7d1d2ad19d99d886173a14e307c31.45 MB
WindowsXP-KB898715-x64-enu.exe19cbdd37a5bf13bf3800ef63cf4827131c94ca354.35 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 for Itanium-based Systems, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium), Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium) 2003

  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition with Windows Installer 3.1 (msi.dll version 3.1.4000.1830).

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