Windows XP SP2 can break things

Wednesday, 23 June 2004, 6:28 AM EST

The release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP will mark a milestone in the life of this operating system. Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to improve security. So much so, in fact, that it will cause many problemsóbecause SP2 will de-emphasize backward compatibility with legacy systems and code for the sake of security. Administrators need to know in advance just what SP2 will mean for the Windows XP systems on their networks.

The information in this article is based on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Release Candidate 1. There could be a few minor changes to the software in the final release, but nearly everything you read here will still apply.

By John McCormick at Tech Republic.

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