<< Automatic updates will not deploy SP1 until July-- you can leaveAU on if you must>>>

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Windows 2003 SP1, SBS 2003 and Automatic updates:

    While I don't like AU on the server, there is no need to panic

    This Alert is to make you aware that Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
    (SP1) today reached Release to Manufacturing, and is now available to
    customers for download.

    Customers will be interested in Windows Server 2003 SP1 as regards
    security for the following reasons:

    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 is a unique service pack that
    provides customers with significant security enhancements and
    reliability and performance improvements.
    - Building on a comprehensive collection of critical updates, Service
    Pack 1 addresses additional core security issues by providing customers
    with a reduced attack surface, better protected system services with
    stronger default settings, and reduced privileges.
    - With Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, the development team took
    the time to treat the root cause of many security issues, not just the
    symptoms. This service pack is very significant and should help address
    certain classes of exploits.

    In addition, Microsoft is announcing that Windows Small Business Server
    2003 Service Pack 1 will also be available to customers within 60 days.
    Note: Customers who have Automatic Updates enabled with automatic
    download should be aware that Windows Server 2003 SP1 will be made
    available through Automatic Updates (AU) as a High Priority update in
    July 2005. More information about SP1's availability through AU will be
    made available closer to this deadline.

    Customers can obtain Windows Server 2003 SP1 at this location:

    If you have any questions regarding this alert please contact your
    Technical Account Manager or Application Development Consultant.

    Thank you,
    Microsoft PSS Security Team
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Apr 1, 2005
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