Windows Server SP2


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If you were a participant on the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Beta, we have a great beta opportunity for you testing Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Participation will consist of software installation, application testing, answering surveys, reporting bugs, and providing feedback. This will generally require a few hours per week is scheduled to run from summer 2006. Besides getting an early look at the software, you will also be eligible for rewards based on how active your participation is. Windows Server 2003 SP2 is scheduled to release H2 2006.

Microsoft continually works to improve its software. As part of this effort, we develop updates and fixes to recognized issues and release them for customers. On a regular basis, we combine many of these fixes into a single package and make the package available for installation. These packages are called Service Packs. Service Packs are cumulative, which means that each new service pack contains all of the fixes that are included with previous service packs and any new fixes, and you do not have to install a previous version of a service pack before you install the latest version. A Security Rollup Package (SRP) provides a cumulative rollup of security updates that have been offered since the last SP. Based on feedback from customers and partners Microsoft is committed to providing a 12 month roadmap of upcoming service packs and security rollup packages detailed in the table below.

Windows Server SP2