Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Arrives
Microsoft releases first planned service pack two weeks ahead of schedule, adds one new feature for Terminal Services.
A few weeks ahead of its planned "every-six-months"
schedule, Microsoft on Monday released its first service
pack for Windows 2000. Service Pack 1 primarily covers
known bug fixes. The CD also contains a bonus feature, a COM object called
Terminal Services Advanced Client that is used to run
Terminal Services sessions within Internet Explorer. The
TSAC, which isn't installed by default, comes in three
flavors: ActiveX control, MMC snap-in (for creating and
managing multiple Terminal Server instances), and a
Windows Installer MSI file (for thorough component
Service Pack 1 is available immediately by CD, or it can be
downloaded from the Microsoft site. For details, to
download or order, go to
recommended/sp1/default.asp. International customers can obtain an SP1 CD from local Microsoft subsidiaries (to find
one, go to http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/offices.htm).
For Scott Bekker's report on Microsoft's scheduled release
of service packs, go to http://www.entmag.com/breaknews.asp?ID=3062.
[This report has been edited as of the posting date; we originally reported that the TSAC was an added feature of the Service Pack when, in fact, the TSAC is included as an bonus feature, independent of the service pack itself.--Ed.]