SP2 for Server 2003, x64 Enters Beta
Microsoft on Wednesday released Beta 1 of Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x64 edition. The single update will cover both operating systems, along with the R2 release of Server 2003. A standalone SP2 beta package is available in 32-bit, 64-bit and Itanium flavors in English, German and Japanese.
"Service Pack 2 is a conventional service pack consisting of all security updates, all individual hotfixes released to customers and fixes to reduce top customer support issues as well as increase reliability, robustness, and security. Service Pack 2 is the first Service Pack for Windows XP x64 Professional SKU," Microsoft said in an e-mail to beta testers.