They are good packs, would be nicer if they was in MSI format.
Interesting article......Microsoft just cant leave XP to rest hahaha
Bink.nu | Microsoft Extends XP Life Again, This Time for PC Builders - Bink.nu
Thanks Ric. Not had any coffee yet :(
I do believe XP SP3 is the last XP Service Pack, however I suspect in a few years they may release an Update Rollup, which is sort of like a mini Service Pack. This is what Microsoft did for Windows 2000, instead of SP5.
Service Packs can and do include new functions in addition to fixing bugs. Update Rollups are just bug fixes only.
I wonder sometimes whether Vista SP2 will be the last Vista Service Pack also. 2000 SP4, XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 (maybe only SP1) we shall have to wait and see...
I create the Post XP SP3 Packs because it saves so much time. Pretty much automated, you could do many machines at once or make yourself they well earned coffee :D
It was - SP6 accidently broke TCP/IP (for non-admins).
If you just want to install the security fixes &c, then you can try AutoPatcher.com which will do this. I'm not sure how it works though, at work I find it easy enough to connect to my WSUS server, and leave it overnight, and then a nicely updated machine sits before me.... At home, I use Ubuntu (although they so bring out patches/fixes every week).
That is michael up there ;)
Michael might be right about update rollup for XP.
Check out the Windows Service Pack Road Map: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lif...vicepacks.mspx
It doesn't say to much though.
wouldn't a WSUS server be a better long term solution?
That would be great if I could get it approved by my Boss :) But it will not happen :mad:
Thanks anyway for all in participating!
What is it about WSUS that he/she won't go for ?
It's a bloody marvellous system...
Once setup, you just need to authorise patches every month or so, but once this is done, you just leave the machines to get on with it themselves. It's about 10-15 minute job every month, and every machine will be kept upto the same patch level.