Did anyone see this new download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d7c9a07a-5267-4bd6-87d0-e2a72099edb7? ("A blocking tool is available for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update.")
Can it be interpreted as a sign that SP1 final is near, so organizations can block interim installations for a while?
"192 GB ought to be enough for anybody." (from the miniseries "Next Generation's Jokes")Friday, November 12, 2010 12:14 PM
Hi Sanmartin, exactly SP1 RTM for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 is very closed. GA (General Availability) will be available for public in Q1 2011, but the RTM version will be installed on organizations and other sector before the end of the year.
Microsoft Active Professional 2010Friday, November 12, 2010 1:24 PM
Did anyone see this new download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d7c9a07a-5267-4bd6-87d0-e2a72099edb7?
I saw that, and my first thought was "why didn't they use an ADMX, instead of ADM? So much nicer using ADMX". Also since it is just a reg key, why not mention using GPO Preferences as another method.
But then I looked inside the download
19/05/2005 05:18 PM 4,576 NoSPupdate.adm
05/11/2007 01:06 PM 9,728 SPBlockingTool.exe
06/11/2007 04:27 PM 969 SPreg.cmd
Look at the dates. Nice bit of recycling. :-)Monday, November 15, 2010 3:14 AM
Seems like it was already used as a preparation tool for Vista SP1. As Vista SP1 came out in February, 2008 (RTM, GA was in March/April), that would be a nice hint for the Windows 7 SP1 schedule.
"192 GB ought to be enough for anybody." (from the miniseries "Next Generation's Jokes")Monday, November 15, 2010 12:07 PM
Friday, November 19, 2010 5:03 AM