SUS now deploys Service Packs too!

Posted by bink on September 18 2003, 9:17 PM. Posted in Windows (general).

Since today Software Update Services can deploy ServicePacks too! WinXp sp1 and Win2k SP4 are now synced into the SUS updatestore.

Think before approving this in your network, test if the SP completely works in your environment.

The packs will be distributed using BITS (background Inteligent Tranfer Service) so it should not fill upi your LAN if all clients download it from the SUS server, though it might take some time before all clients have the pack.

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Welcome to Microsoft Software Update Services

Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) now provides Windows service packs (SPs), in addition to critical and security updates.SUS will deliver Windows XP SP1, Windows 2000 SP4, and all future service packs for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Serverâ„¢ 2003 family of products.