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How to upgrade all 900 W2k to XP Pro by Active Derictory ?

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I'm A member of Administrators Group in domain that contains about 2 Replica servers and want to upgrade all 900 W2k to XP Pro by Active Derictory but I need some answers about this task :
Q1.We have About 400 machines that run Windows 2000 professional 200 machines run from HP box and 200 run from Qompaq box .
May map is as the following :

For HP machines :
1.Creat a shared folder that contains XP pro CD that produced from HP
2.Creat OU and named it HPWorkstation
3.Creat Group Ploicy and name it deploy4HP then edit it and assign that Winnt32.msi to all Group members .

For Qompaq machines :
1.Creat a shared folder that contains XP pro CD that produced from Qompaq
2.....etc

My question is : is this map correct ?

Q2.after I have done this task successfully , should I have to Disable Group policy that for this task ?

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Question by:nader alkahtani
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Hi there!

Refer to this Knowledge base link from Microsoft.com: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314953

This gives you all the information for deploying Winxp throught a Win2000 network and this process works for ALL pc based machines.

Hope this helps.
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