There are free patch CD alternatives out there. Try www.autopatcher.com. It's got some other stuff in the Full release, but offers you the ability to choose just what you want to install, and will do it all unattended once the process starts. You can run it from CD, over a network or from a local disk. I use it several times a week to bring new SP2 installs up and patched to the latest month's releases. From there it just requires one or two downloads from MS. It's a relatively painless way to to get all the updates.