Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
KDDI, Google Complete 60-Terabit Trans-Pacific Cable
New Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs Released In The U.S.
Google Offers Users More Ways To Manage Ads
Sony Ups Sales Goals For Games Ahead of VR Launch
Samsung Adds A Fingerprint Recognition Sensor To The Rear-Camera Module
Western Digital Launches Ultra-fast 256GB microSD Cards
Western Digital My Passport Line Now In Capacities of Up To 4TB
IBM Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic Plastics
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, August 12, 2004
Microsoft puts the brakes on XP SP2 auto-update


Microsoft is offering cautious customers a tool that will delay the delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2 to PCs until businesses have had a chance to test it.

The software giant said that, because SP2 contains major security improvements, it is being distributed as a "critical update" via the Windows Update or Automatic Update delivery mechanism in Windows.

The company "strongly urges" customers with XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1-based systems to update to XP SP2 as soon as possible.

But Microsoft admitted that, although its customers recognise the security benefits of SP2, some have asked for the ability to "temporarily disable delivery" of this update via Windows Update or Automatic Update.

Microsoft said in a statement: "Since SP2 will start to be delivered to PCs running XP or XP with SP1 via Automatic Update starting on 16 August, these customers would like to temporarily block the delivery of SP2 in order to provide additional time for validation and testing of the update.

"In response to these requests, Microsoft is providing guidance, resources and communication vehicles to meet the needs of these customers."

The mechanism will disable delivery of SP2 for 120 days from 16 August. "At the end of this period, SP2 will be delivered to all XP and XP SP1 systems," said Microsoft.

The company advised that, as a best practice approach to implementing a managed rollout of SP2, customers should use a corporate update management solution such as Systems Management Server 2003 or Software Update Services.

But for companies where this is not an option, customers can temporarily disable delivery of SP2 via Windows Update and Automatic Update, while still allowing critical security updates to be delivered.


Previous
Next
NVIDIA Introduces the GeForce 6600 GPU - A Gamer's Dream for DOOM 3        All News        Microsoft to introduce cheaper version of Windows
Avid in M-Audio buy-out     General Computing News      Microsoft to introduce cheaper version of Windows

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Says Scorpio System will Not Offer Higher Frame Rates With Xbox One Games
LinkedIn Becomes Part Of Microsoft
Microsoft and Facebook To Link America With Europe Through 6,600 km Long Cable
Microsoft Streamlines its Smartphone Business, Axes Hundrends Of Jobs
Microsoft To Accelerate Delivery of Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Is Selling Its Feature Phone Business to Foxconn, Nokia Mobiles Return
Microsoft Positions Windows 10 As A Platform for the Intelligence Revolution
Microsoft, Google Drop Complaints Against Each Other
Microsoft Reports Profit But Windows Business Keeps Declining
Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests
Microsoft's Edge Browser To Limit Flash Support
Toyota, Microsoft To Work Together On Connected Technologies

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .