Deploy Windows 2003 SP1 using SMS

So Windows Server 2003 SP1 shipped yesterday (my colleague John was on line most of the night so he could download the new SP1 bits whilst they were still warm).  But the great thing about this is that we also shipped the SMS Package definition files, so you can quickly deploy SP1 without messing around creating the PDF’s yourself.  There’s a kb article documenting how to deploy SP1 too.

And if you missed the hoo ha about SP1 for Windows Server, here are some links…



 Deployment tools x86:

Deployment tools ia64:

 Support tools x86

 Support tools ia64  


SP1 list of updates:

 Release Notes for SP1

  How to obtain the latest service pack for WS03:

SP1 support tools:

SP1 deployment tools:

Hard disk space requirements for SP1