SP2 in brackets

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by sprucio, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. sprucio

    sprucio Guest

    Using SUS, a variety of updates were installed on my machine. For some
    reason, there are two updates that have brackets with SP2 inside them.

    I do not have SP2 on my XP machines as work forbids us from using them.

    This is what it looks like under appwiz.cpl:

    (SP2) Q329441
    (SP2) Q819696

    According to the details of both these things, they do not have anything to
    do with SP2. Can anyone tell me what that SP2 means?

    Thank in advance.
    sprucio, Nov 15, 2004
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    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Nov 15, 2004
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    sprucio Guest


    How did you manage to find this information out?

    Furthermore, why is this important for it to be noted this way? I'm not
    seeing why this would be helpful for admins.
    sprucio, Nov 16, 2004
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    Noel Paton Guest

    How did I find this out? - by reading the available information in the
    Microsoft knowledgebase.

    Why is it important? - because it gives the USER an easy guide to what the
    state of his PC is.
    It makes no difference to the competent network admin, as he should already
    be aware of all patches applied to all machines for which he's responsible
    (i.e. he should have done the install, either in person, or by some kind of
    patch manager).
    For the incompetent network manager, this type of thing is irrelevant as
    well, since he probably never patches the machines on the network - and then
    wonders why he got hit by the Blaster worm!

    If you want to check on whether the patches are actually installed
    properly - then I suggest that you download and install/run Belarc advisor -
    www.belarc.com - which can do this for you, pretty much (but it's never good
    to rely on someone else to do your work for you!)

    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi

    Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    Noel Paton, Nov 16, 2004
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