Windows Server 2008 and Vista Service Pack 2

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Well – after months of testing the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 was released – Service Pack 2… yes – that sound strange doesn’t it – the first Service Pack for Server 2008 is SP2, that is because Server 2008 was released at SP1 level because it shares the same code base as Windows Vista.  So Microsoft have now created Service Pack 2 – which applies to both Vista AND Windows Server 2008 (and therefore SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Foundation too).

Tonight I decided to “quickly install” Vista Service Pack 2 on my Toshiba Portege R500 laptop.  I thought that it might help with stability issues that I’ve had.  Well, I’m not sure on the stability issues right now as it’s only been 2 hours since I installed it, so I’ll report on it later.  However it did take nearly 1.5 hours for the Service pack to full install including all the reboots.  It’s not a quick install, but it did go through nicely without any issues.  The system seems a little snappier to respond right now and I’m sure that I’ll find out more tomorrow.

Links you need…

Technet Information and Downloads for SP2 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/dd262148.aspx

Category: Software
Published: 28/05/2009 9:59 PM

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