[SpamCop-List] Re: Microsoft to release WinXP SP2, at least!
eddie at eddie.web
Fri Mar 26 12:04:04 EST 2004
On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 22:59:56 -0600, Matthew Kitchin wrote:
> Part of my job is to keep 2000 windows PCs and servers up and running on a
> corporate network. I'm a bit discouraged by the fact that Windows firewall
> will be enabled and messenger service will be disabled after this service
> pack. I don't want the first, and I use the second. This will likely mean
> I will have to script the service pack install, and then script a follow
> up job to undo some of its settings after the reboot. Makes it twice as
> hard for me to deploy. Oh well.
I do not envy you with that task. I can't imagine rebooting 2000 machines
after installing a 300Meg patch and having all of them boot up normally.
I suspect the firewall change is an attempt to aid in dezombification of
the boxes out there. I also wonder what ISPs and others will think when
millions of users start to download this huge patch? Lots of bandwidth
usage and failed partials. I assume that with this patch you will be able
to download one copy and have all the machines on your network access it
locally. Otherwise it could shut you down.
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