With the appropriate methods for unattended installation, you can create a shared folder on a server and deliver Dynamic Update files to destination computers from that shared folder.
Another alternative is to avoid using Dynamic Update at all.
For information about how you can control the behavior of Dynamic Update during unattended installations, see "Controlling Dynamic Update to Limit the Flow of Information to and from the Internet," later in this section.
As summarized in "Overview: Using Dynamic Update in a Managed Environment," earlier in this section, if you do not want Dynamic Update to connect to the Windows Update Web site during the installation of Windows XP, you have several options.
For additional sources of information about performing unattended installations, see Appendix A, "Resources for Learning About Automated Installation and Deployment." This subsection focuses on the communication that occurs between Dynamic Update and the Windows Update Web site during an interactive installation (or a pre-installation compatibility check) when the computer has access to the Internet.
This subsection also provides some description of the default behavior of Dynamic Update with unattended Setup.
Benefits and Purposes of Dynamic Update Overview: Using Dynamic Update in a Managed Environment How Dynamic Update Communicates with Sites on the Internet Controlling Dynamic Update to Limit the Flow of Information to and from the Internet Procedures for Controlling Dynamic Update With Dynamic Update, Windows XP Setup can check the Windows Update Web site for new Setup files, including drivers and other files, while Windows XP is being installed.
In an interactive installation (in contrast to an unattended installation), the person installing Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 (SP1) chooses whether to allow Dynamic Update to occur.Allowing Dynamic Update to run during Setup, however, helps ensure Setup success.If you create a shared folder on a server and deliver Dynamic Update files to destination computers from that shared folder (instead of downloading the files directly from Windows Update to the computers), you can control the exact set of updated files to be installed.The steps can be summarized as follows: , see the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web site at: linkid=29887 Similar information is available in the Dynamic Update article on the Microsoft Web site at: You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.