Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 available for download
Microsoft is not getting tired of making new software or improving them. Well, Microsoft released the second service pack for Windows Server 2003 on 13 of March.
SP2 includes updates, security and stability enhancements and new capabilities integrated into Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 operating systems.
“Thousands of customers are already using the Release Candidate of SP2, which was made available in November. In fact, there has been twice as many downloads of the SP2 Release Candidate than there were of the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Release Candidate,” revealed a member of the Windows Server Division.
Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack offers support for technologies that resolve issues related to OS bottlenecks and network packet processing, enhancing the performances and scalability of workloads associated with Windows Server 2003. Microsoft Management Console 3.0 offers additional management and the service pack provides enhanced performance under Windows virtualization and for SQL Server.
“Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 supports the new Wi-Fi Alliance certification for wireless security, making it easier for end users to securely connect to Wi-Fi hotspots. Improved IPsec Filter Management reduces the IPsec filter set that needs to be managed for a Server and Domain Isolation deployment from potentially hundreds of filters to as few as two. “Firewall per port” authentication secures traffic between extranet environments and internal assets that are protected via IPsec domain isolation,” are other features exemplified by Microsoft.