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Difference between service pack, hot fix and patches. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    What is the difference between service pack, hot fix and patches.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:28 PM

Answers

  • service pack = collection of hot fixes/patches, can contain new features

    patch/hotfix = a update addressing a specific issue (if there is a distingtion between the two it would be that hot fix isnt as tested as an update/patch and can be not public available)

    i am not sure if there is a official terminology regarding update/patch/hotfix, think in the meantime the official terms are LDR and GDR for the hotfix and tested code branches (http://blogs.technet.com/b/mrsnrub/archive/2009/05/14/gdr-qfe-ldr-wth.aspx)

    • Proposed as answer by Mr XMVP Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jeff Ren Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:11 AM
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:40 PM

All replies

  • service pack = collection of hot fixes/patches, can contain new features

    patch/hotfix = a update addressing a specific issue (if there is a distingtion between the two it would be that hot fix isnt as tested as an update/patch and can be not public available)

    i am not sure if there is a official terminology regarding update/patch/hotfix, think in the meantime the official terms are LDR and GDR for the hotfix and tested code branches (http://blogs.technet.com/b/mrsnrub/archive/2009/05/14/gdr-qfe-ldr-wth.aspx)

    • Proposed as answer by Mr XMVP Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jeff Ren Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:11 AM
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:40 PM
  • Thanks. This was a good explanation. 
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:28 PM