Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Today Microsoft released Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), a cumulative service pack that provides the latest updates and security and stability enhancements, in addition to the newest features, to the Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 operating systems. Thousands of customers are already using the Release Candidate of SP2, which was made available in November. In fact, there has been twice as many downloads of the SP2 Release Candidate than there were of Windows Server 2003 SP1 Release Candidate.
SP2 enables IT professionals to secure their server and improve system reliability and stability, helping them better meet the needs of their organizations. Some of the new features and capabilities include:
Windows Server 2003 SP2 is also the foundation operating system for the upcoming service pack of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. In addition to general bug fixes, the compute node deployment wizard of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 SP1 will be based on Windows Deployment Services, which makes adding a compute node as simple as plugging it into the network and turning it on. Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 has been available since August 2006 and is designed to combine supercomputing scalability and performance along with ease of use through integration with existing Windows infrastructure and interoperability with existing resources. Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 SP1 will be available for download and CD orders by the end of March. For download and order information, please visit www.microsoft.com/hpc.
Windows Server 2003 SP2 updates apply to:
For additional information please visit the Windows Server 2003 SP2 Home Page