Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Released

 

windows2008logo2bz4Microsoft finally released Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2. The last SP for Vista was released 14 months ago and 800 bugs away. Windows Server 2008 SP1? Was already included in the final version of the operating system.

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Yes, Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 it is included as the same update.

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 – x86

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 – x64

This update will appear in Windows Update starting June 30. And if you are asking about getting the media installation for Vista or Windows Server 2008 with the SP2 slipstreamed, you will need an MSDN or TechNet Subscription.

Improvements and Changes Applied

Applications compatibility
  • Solved several issues presented on common applications like ZoneAlarm or Spysweeper.
Hardware
  • Support for 64-bit CPU from VIA Technologies.
  • Solving performance issues with wireless connections after sleep mode.
  • Ability to record Blu-Ray media.
  • Bluetooth 2.1
Operating System Experience
  • Windows Search 4.0 included
  • SP2 has no limit on the number of half open outbound TCP connections.
Enterprise Improvements
  • WebDav redirector options increased.
  • Improved Power Management. Including Group Policy settings.
  • Terminal Services license keys improved backward compatibility.

To check the full list of improvements, check this link.

As an important notes:

  1. If you have installed a previous beta for this SP2 or the RC, you will need to remove to install the final version.
  2. The SP2 it is not a cumulative update. So having the SP1 installed it is a requirement.

Cheers!

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