Woo! Time to annoy all the staff with my kicking them all off at some point to apply the patch. Either that or work late...
The installation of SP2 may potentially regress hotfixes that have been deployed previously; Microsoft has released a script to scan for hotfixes that may potentially regress.
Hmm I'll leave this till Easter I think
Although you should be aware that this line:Originally Posted by Geoff
.. is b*llox as it just goes ahead and installs itself where it wants..Download the compressed file and double-click to activate it. It will then extract files to a directory you choose.
Not sure what it has or hasn't done but I'll be damned if I can find what's happened to it.
The x64 version can be installed on XP x64 too.
It doesn't seem to add a right lot.
You can't, you can't install any other security patches until the machine has been patched with SP2.Originally Posted by sidewinder
From April onwards perhaps but for patches already released they won't have SP2 as a prereqOriginally Posted by Geoff
No but if you install SP2 later (and you'll have to anyway) the patches get regressed and you'll have to run the vbs checker script reapply them manually as I mentioned before.
The vbs checker script is extracted to c:\windows\system32 by default, in case anybody is having trouble locating it.
WSUS has picked up the service pack, but I haven't tried approving it yet.
I wonder what SP2 breaks first ? ;-)
I don't think there are any extra 'features' in W2K3 SP2 (Unlike XP SP2). It's merely a rollup of existing hotfixes and patches. The only confusion seems to be that some newer updates don't seem to be included (thus you have to reapply them).
Windows Deployment Services seems to be the only major new feature. RIS is automatically upgraded to WDS when SP2 is installed.
That's just for Vista compatibility though isn't it?
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