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Dec 12 2008   7:28AM GMT

Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Development
IT professional
Microsoft Windows
Networking
service pack 2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista

I just read from a TechNet email, Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP2 are out, and its a single update file for both! How you say? Well basically because Windows Vista and Server 2008 share the same code base. You need to already be running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 to install. The update is supposed to add new features like support for Bluetooth 2.1, native Blu-Ray media recording, “Windows Connect Now (WCN)“, ex-FAT file system, and windows search 4.0 integration. The list is not complete but it gives you a taste of whats to come. If you feel adventurous then download the update here

I don’t install Service Packs until they are out of beta phase and have been out for at least a few months, if you are like me and would like to block the service pack updates download the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool

The tool works on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (valid through March, 2008), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (valid for 12 months following general availability), and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (valid for 12 months following general availability)

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