I've noticed a side effect between this flag and the "Depends" flag amongst related patches. If the following occurs:
Then, I cannot unselect PATCH1 for installation, regardless if PATCH2 is unselected. Under these conditions, PATCH1 becomes "hard-coded" for install (note: Critical flag for PATCH1.APM can be True or False).
Is this the expected result? I'm just curious...
p.s. - This occurs on a fresh install of Windows 2000 SP4 with the following:
- MDAC_2_8_SP1_ENU (aka Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 SP1)
- MSXML_2_6_ENU (aka Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 2.6 (KB823490))
Neither can be unselected for install.