[KB948465] Information about Windows Server 2008 and Vista S

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[KB948465] Information about Windows Server 2008 and Vista S

Post by MrNxDmX » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:50 pm

Just a FYI.There is nothing important for now. Just a blank page. But as far as i can see there is no info about server 2008 x64 versions. Weird :?:
Beta Information
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INTRODUCTION
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article will be updated with more information about Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) when the information becomes available. Currently, the product release notes and related information about Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 are not available.

APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Web Server 2008

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Post by armond » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:30 am

Not surprising me. M$ is advertising an OS every two weeks.

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Post by ccl0 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:11 pm

i would guess that vista starter is going to be like xp starter http://news.cnet.com/XP-Starter-under-t ... 68963.html

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Post by 5eraph » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:31 pm

More information on NT6 SP2 seems to have leaked:

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Post by MrNxDmX » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:12 am

After the alpha leaks first beta is out, only 5 languages available this time and there is a prerequisite:
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone version can be installed on systems with any of the following language versions: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.
X86:
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone (KB948465)

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone DVD ISO

X64:
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465)

IA64:
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta - Five Language Standalone for ia64-based systems (KB948465)

And this one is a new tool, but he purpose of it is not new:

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta - Windows Update Experience Kit
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) Beta is available through Windows Update, this kit gives you the instructions and script required to be offered SP2 through Windows Update.
And here's the technet link with all links inside:

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta Customer Preview Program (CPP)

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Post by MrNxDmX » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:29 am

It seems there is only 2 prerequisite for sp2:
Quoted from: Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta
Setup prerequisites

There are only two prerequisites for installing SP2:
  • The first prerequisite is that your operating system, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, has Service Pack 1 installed. (Note: Windows Server 2008 shipped with Service Pack 1 built in).
  • The second prerequisite is an update to the servicing stack (described in knowledge base article 955430), which is the component that handles installation and removal of software updates, language packs, and optional windows features. This update is necessary to successfully install and uninstall the service pack; it also improves the performance and reliability of the service pack installation. This update may require reboot and is part of the standalone update package. It will be offered as a separate package on Windows Update.
That page seems to include lots of info in it, you should have a look;)

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