Tuesday, June 01, 2004 12:31 AM bart

Windows XP SP2 RC2 on its way

According to several sources around the net, the second release candidate for the Windows XP SP2 is on its way. However, I can't wait to see it but it's 100% right that Microsoft takes the time to get it right (remember SD3 etc?). The latest build according to the source is 2142 and RC2 would be shipped by June 7th to the beta testers. More on http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?id=20778&category=main (weird file extension in that url :-)).Del.icio.us | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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# re: Windows XP SP2 RC2 on its way

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:06 PM by bart

On the last security summit Jürgen van Dievel (?) talked about a SP which would be very strict about security, and he was sure it would give a lot of application problems (because the security will be véry thight).

looking forward to it :-)

# re: Windows XP SP2 RC2 on its way

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:09 PM by bart

I think you mean Jurgen Van Duvel. Sounds that we were there both that day (but I was attending the developers track). The point is in fact that certain points will be disabled by default indeed (thing that have to do with DCOM etc). Furthermore there is of course the built-in firewall that will be enabled by default as well, therefore blocking all "crucial ports".

# re: Windows XP SP2 RC2 on its way

Saturday, June 05, 2004 12:38 PM by bart

Yes, Jurgen Van Duvel (although I rather like Palm or Kriek). Blocking all crucial ports... sounds like helpdesk people will be going through hell shortly :-)

# re: Windows XP SP2 RC2 on its way

Monday, June 28, 2004 5:30 PM by bart

Yep, that was me speaking on that event ;)
Microsoft is trying to find the right balance currently between tight security by default and not breaking (too) many end user experiences / functionality.
However this does not mean that there won't be any issues. As I stressed over the last couple of months: test Windows XP SP-2 as soon as possible. That is the only way to make sure you're not in for a big surprise ;)