Microsoft has finally released the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 bits for everyone to download and update their systems. Based on my personal experience with this update through the beta test process it is a superb release and is by far ready for prime time.
There are three downloads available for right now that you can grab depending on your system:
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 – Five Language Standalone (KB948465) (X86)
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 – Five Language Standalone (KB948465) (x64)
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 – Five Language Standalone DVD ISO (KB948465)
Some additional gouge before you install from Microsoft’s site:
- SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that incorporates improvements discovered through automated feedback, as well as updates that have been delivered since SP1. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack for both client and server, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
- 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.
- Note: Windows Server 2008 released with Service Pack 1 included. Windows Vista SP1 information and downloads can be found on the Windows Vista SP1TechNet page.
- This is a DVD ISO image that contains Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x86, x64, IA-64 and Windows Vista for x86, x64. This image is only applicable to computers that have one or more of the following languages: English, German, French, Japanese, or Spanish.
- Support for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta can be received by visiting the All Language Standalone DVD to install SP2.
So fire up your downloads and update your systems all around – would love to hear about your experience with this update on your system(s).