Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 2 has released for E

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Chris Keroack \(MS\), Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Windows Serviceability is pleased to announce the broad availability of
    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    Service Pack 2.

    This release includes the following standalone builds of Service Pack 2:

    .. Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (32-bit x86)
    .. Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 for x64 Editions
    .. Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 for Itanium-based Systems
    .. Service Pack 2 for Windows XP Professional, x64 Edition

    Service Pack 2 will also be available integrated with the operating system.

    Today's release includes editions for English and German. Other languages
    will be released in the coming weeks.

    You may visit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sp2.mspx to get
    official builds, tools and documentation related to this release. You may
    also check back with that website to look for new language releases.

    Windows Serviceability
     
    Chris Keroack \(MS\), Mar 14, 2007
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  2. Chris Keroack \(MS\)

    Jan Nielsen Guest

    Yes, I heard this today - and someone told me you had to uninstall IE7
    before installing SP2.
    I thought he was joking, but the following MS web page actually states that:
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...e819-4d33-ace0-225d31b7ab751033.mspx?mfr=true.
    "If you installed Internet Explorer 7 after installing Windows Server 2003
    SP1, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 7 before you install Windows
    Server 2003 SP2."

    Is Microsoft joking ??? This can't be true.
    How can I make WSUS and/or Automatic Update do that ?
     
    Jan Nielsen, Mar 14, 2007
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  3. The release notes on TechNet are going to be changed to address this more
    clearly. A better way to phrase this is:

    If you wish to uninstall Internet Explorer 7, take note of a common problem
    with out-of-order uninstalls.

    If you installed IE 7 before installing Windows Server 2003 SP2, and you
    wish to uninstall IE7, ensure that you uninstall Windows Server 2003 SP2
    first before uninstalling Internet Explorer 7. This will avoid a common
    problem with out-of-order uninstalls. For more information, see Microsoft
    Knowledge Base article 823386 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823836/).

    Note that you do not have to uninstall IE7 in order to install Windows
    Server 2003 SP2.

    An even simpler way to put it: If you are installing SP2 on a computer
    running SP1, to ensure that certain applications and components (such as
    Internet Explorer® 7 and Windows .NET Framework 2.0) function properly,
    install SP2 by using Windows Update.

    --
    Chris Keroack

    Release Program Manager
    Windows Sustainability
    Microsoft Corporation


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    Chris Keroack

    Release Program Manager
    Windows Sustainability
    Microsoft Corporation
     
    Chris Keroack \(MS\), Mar 15, 2007
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  4. Chris Keroack \(MS\)

    Someone Guest

    Thanks, I was just downloading it to one of my servers then saw this post.
    Sp2 canceled for now. I'll uninstall IE 7 to save myself headaches....

    Thanks !!!!!!
     
    Someone, Mar 15, 2007
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  5. IE7 users can upgrade directly to Windows Server 2003 SP2 without
    uninstalling IE7 first. There has been some confusion around this point. We
    are in the process of updating the release notes to clarify this issue.

    --
    Chris Keroack

    Release Program Manager
    Windows Sustainability
    Microsoft Corporation
     
    Chris Keroack \(MS\), Mar 15, 2007
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