From: Dave Gaines (dmgaines_at_ROCKWELLCOLLINS.COM)
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:04:41 -0700 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
I have just completed my testing of our corp load against SP2. I am
impressed with installation, It went smoothly and the deploys are working
despite the large file size. So far as I can tell, all of the features
are working as we expect. I'm not a big fan of how the pop-up blocker in
IE 6.0.2900 is a huge bar nor how it catches download from sites that say,
"Your download will begin in 10 seconds" and forces you to manually accept
them (yes, I am aware that I could probably shut that off.) The firewall
settings appear to be working as controlled by domain privileges. The
only challenge we have had is that w can't apply that domain privilege if
the firewall has been on since before the computer returned to the network
post-install. It would be nice if they didn't roll IE, OE, WMP, and
Messenger all into one update along with the new features. The features
with the wireless networking look good but I only tested on our
pre-installed Dell cards (Intel LAN 2100 3A). In a few days, we will run
tests with SUS and see if it continues to live up to smooth deployment.
One problem is the stated problem with clients now blocking the ports
which Shavlik pushes to. Easy enough to fix via policy. Or just turn the
If you can't get the pack from MS, you could always try a torrent, I was
able to get it in about 20 mins this way on DSL (for my home install).
http://22.214.171.124/suprnova//torrents/2352/xpsp2.torrent (many more out there)
Seeing as how this is a security site, I feel obligated to mention that MS
does not itself distribute via BitTorrent. This means that the
authenticity of the patch is what is trusted by a seeder. I would be very
happy if someone from trustedsecurityorganization.com started seeding the
torrent so people could have a little more faith.
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