August 6th, 2002, 06:49 PM
Win 2k Service Pack 3
I am thinking of installing Service Pack 3 on all of our Win2k machines. Has anyone had any issues or problems with this service pack? Also, is there somewhere where I can find a list of what Service Pack 3 fixes?
August 6th, 2002, 06:54 PM
You should find everything you need regarding what's in Service Pack 3 here:
Also, I have already deployed SP3 over my network and am planning remote installations for various clients by the end of the week. I haven't had any issues with the new service pack yet, either during the installation or afterwards. I have seen some improved benchmarks, however, as well as various security analyzer programs (such as UpdateEXPERT and MBSA) finally giving accurate results of what hotfixes are/aren't installed.
I highly recommend that anyone running Windows 2000 to upgrade to Service Pack 3. The download isn't all that bad, and I think you'll be happy with the results.
August 6th, 2002, 06:54 PM
List of Bugs Fixed in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
also www.microsoft.com -> Windows 2000
August 6th, 2002, 07:09 PM
Thanks for the info, I wil go ahead and install the service pack.
August 6th, 2002, 07:41 PM
we are currently doing testing in our QA lab for SP3 in our environment, but I have to say that so far I have had 0 problems running this one.
Anyone remember sp5 for NT? ick...
is running out of stuff to put in this spot
August 7th, 2002, 04:12 PM
There are problemt with the service pack #3..... One of every 1000 pc's get in totally blue death (The one where only a format can fix et)........
INo body know how it do that.....
August 7th, 2002, 04:20 PM
Where did you get your information, and why do you seem convinced that this is fact?
One of every 1000 pc's get in totally blue death
I have a question; are you the bug, or the windshield?
August 7th, 2002, 05:28 PM
I would be interested to find out where your info came from or if it was from personal experience.
August 7th, 2002, 05:36 PM
Service pack three contains XP style reporting to Microsoft. It reports all installed components to microsoft periodically, including serial numbers and licensing information on the MS products.
I'm still examining the packets to find the best way to block it at my firewall without interrupting normal traffic.
Living life one line of error free code at a time.
August 7th, 2002, 06:01 PM
I haven't seen that stat anywhere before either. So I called my friends up at my former employer who, while I won't mention the name, has the largest distributed network in the world (non-military) and asked them if they have had any issues with SP3 in their labs yet.
They have had a couple of small issues, but nothing like a BSoD that kills the machines and requires a format to fix. Most of their stuff has to do with older machines with old hardware. Nothing that is specific at the moment, but they said they would keep me up to date on what they find.
Always fun to have someone like that to call on... I miss that job sometimes.