How to determine whether SP2 (OEM or Upgrade) is installed?

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My company is blocking VPN access to their network because the
CyberGatekeeper software they're using has a rule that says that I
don't have XP SP2 installed. But I do have it installed as part of my
OEM XP software from Dell (received with a new computer).

Their software is currently looking for the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP2\KB811113
Type="Service Pack"

That may work for users who have upgraded from XP to XP SP2, but what
should their software be searching for to determine whether SP2 has
come pre-installed on a user's machine?

Is there any check that takes into account both scenarios?

Thanks in advance,
Mike
 
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Theosophe74 wrote:

> My company is blocking VPN access to their network because the
> CyberGatekeeper software they're using has a rule that says that I
> don't have XP SP2 installed. But I do have it installed as part of my
> OEM XP software from Dell (received with a new computer).
>
> Their software is currently looking for the registry key:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP2\KB811113
> Type="Service Pack"
>
> That may work for users who have upgraded from XP to XP SP2, but what
> should their software be searching for to determine whether SP2 has
> come pre-installed on a user's machine?
>
> Is there any check that takes into account both scenarios?
Hi

Yes:


Under the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
the value CSDVersion (REG_SZ), SP2 is installed if the value is
"Service Pack 2"

Under the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\
the value CSDVersion (REG_DWORD), SP2 is installed if the value is
512 (decimal)



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Hi Torgeir,

Something for you:
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | Column: XP SP2--Dedicated To Security:
http://www.mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=716

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Theosophe74 wrote:

> My company is blocking VPN access to their network because the
> CyberGatekeeper software they're using has a rule that says that I
> don't have XP SP2 installed. But I do have it installed as part of my
> OEM XP software from Dell (received with a new computer).
>
> Their software is currently looking for the registry key:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP2\KB811113
> Type="Service Pack"
>
> That may work for users who have upgraded from XP to XP SP2, but what
> should their software be searching for to determine whether SP2 has
> come pre-installed on a user's machine?
>
> Is there any check that takes into account both scenarios?
Hi

Yes:


Under the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
the value CSDVersion (REG_SZ), SP2 is installed if the value is
"Service Pack 2"

Under the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\
the value CSDVersion (REG_DWORD), SP2 is installed if the value is
512 (decimal)



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Ramesh [MVP] wrote:

> Hi Torgeir,
>
> Something for you:
> Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | Column: XP SP2--Dedicated To Security:
> http://www.mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=716
>
Hi

Yepp, I have seen it before, the author asked if it was ok to mention
me by name in that article :)


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Oh.. ok :)

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Hi

Yepp, I have seen it before, the author asked if it was ok to mention
me by name in that article :)


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torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx