Windows Server 2003 SP1 is here

Thursday, 31 March 2005, 11:26 AM EST

Microsoft on Thursday sent to manufacturing the first Service Pack for Windows Server 2003, which is heavily flavored with security enhancements and features, some addressing the root cause of security issues that have caused headaches for corporate users.

Perhaps chief among the features in SP1 is the Security Configuration Wizard, which helps reduce the "attack surface" by collecting data about specific server roles and then automatically blocking all services and ports that are not needed to carry out those roles.

By Ed Scannell at InfoWorld.

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