I’ve seen a couple of blog posts offering downloads to Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, an upcoming update to the OS.
Here’s the advice for the day: as I wrote here, only download software from a trusted source – via Microsoft –and avoid peer to peer to save yourself the security risk.
As the MU team posted here, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 will be available in the coming weeks on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS…
SP2 includes all updates that were released since SP1. It also includes support for new types of hardware and other technology improvements. For more information on the changes with SP2, see the notable changes document on TechNet.
Here’s a short list of the tools and guidance that’s available for SP2:
- If you’re managing systems that connect directly to WU, you can use the updated Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit to prevent WU from offering SP2 to your client computers.
- For more information about SP2, refer to the SP2 Frequently Asked Questions on TechNet.
- For help with deployment related questions, you should read this blog post on the Windows team blog.
MSDN and Technet subscribers may download SP2 now for evaluation and deployment. You may also visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx for more details.
And please remember: back up your files.
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