There have been a few articles floating around on the Internet since we released the private beta of Windows Server 2003 SP2 a couple of weeks ago. To remove any mystery or speculation about what this Service Pack 2 is about, I thought I would take a couple of minutes to lay it out.
It’s thankfully mostly a roll-up of fixes, but there are some new “limited-scope features” which Ralston details. Note that this SP2 also applies to Windows XP x64 Professional since it was built on the Windows Server 2003 codebase. Availability is some time before the end of the year.