Windows Server 2003 SP2

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This service pack was just released amid a deafening roar of silence. Honestly, the service pack was released on schedule, but with very little fanfare. The service pack is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

The service pack adds the improved Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 as well as many other fixes. The full list is available on the Microsoft Help and Support Knowledge Base. Microsoft TechNet has a list of the Top 10 Reasons to Install SP2:

  1. Security Updates/Hotfixes
  2. Deploy your operating systems more effectively
  3. Improved networking performance
  4. Improved manageability for IPsec
  5. Utility improvements
  6. Management tools made easier
  7. Single install experience
  8. Support for additional languages
  9. Performance improvements
  10. Manage new wireless settings without the hassle