The past week brought us a passle of work. Some of it is very worthwhile, to be sure, but all of it is a bit more effort to add to our already-overburdened schedules.
This includes the new Windows Server 2003 service pack, a new opportunity to get pre-announcements of important but “nonsecurity” patches, and a decision to make about XP SP2.
Windows 2003 SP1 hits the streets
Windows Server 2003 SP1 hit the streets on Apr. 6. Already we have reports of a few issues. Some of these were already covered by Brian in a special newsletter update on Apr. 7.
The known issues described in our update at that time included the large amount of disk space required to install the service pack (up to 1,340 MB if installing from a CD), problems installing it on Small Business Server 2003 (don’t do it), and patches for ISA 2000 and 2004 that are essential to install before upgrading to SP1.
This week, we found several more news items. Be sure to read Microsoft’s known issues regarding 2003 SP1 in KB 889101 and 896367, the latter of which lists several incompatibilities. Also, there is a strong
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