[24hoursupport] Re: XP SP2

  • From: "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 06:50:28 -0400

 
Mike, I did a little work on that extra-long link and managed to get it to
take me to a valid, working, Microsoft page. I'll bookmark it for
further study...and thanks again.
       Bill L.

William B. Lurie wrote:

> Thanks, Mike. It was nice of Microsoft to recognize that some people
> might want to retain control of their own machines, and provided
> that "temporary" disabling software. It makes one wonder whether
> that will leave the machine permanently safe from having things
> downloaded and installed.
>
> And, incidentally, going to that link took me to a Microsoft
> page saying..................that download page is unavailable,
> go elsewhere....... like Catch-22....
>
> I think my extra cautious attitude is saving me from more headaches,
> and I'll just watch and wait for the time being.
>
>       Bill Lurie
>
> Mike wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi Bill,
>> I agree.
>> Microsoft has provided a way to prevent the auto update to SP2;
>>
>> XPSP2BlockerTools
>> <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8BCE6BBA-EA5D-4425-
>>  
>>
>> 89C1-C1CB1CCD463C&displaylang=en>
>> Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through
>> Automatic Updates and Windows
>> While recognizing the security benefits of Windows XP SP2, some
>> organizations have requested the ability to temporarily disable 
>> delivery of
>> this update via Automatic Updates (AU) and Windows Update (WU).
>>
>> Overview
>> While recognizing the security benefits of Windows XP SP2, some
>> organizations have requested the ability to temporarily disable 
>> delivery of
>> this update via Automatic Updates (AU) and Windows Update (WU). These
>> organizations have populations of PCs, upon which they have enabled 
>> AU. This
>> is done to ensure that these PCs receive all critical security updates.
>> Since SP2 will start to be delivered to PCs running Windows XP or 
>> Windows XP
>> with SP1 via AU starting on August 16, these customers would like to
>> temporarily block the delivery of SP2 in order to provide additional 
>> time
>> for validation and testing of the update. In response to these requests,
>> Microsoft is providing this set of tools.  ++ There is more on the 
>> web site.
>>
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>> On 8/17/2004 at 10:59 PM William B. Lurie wrote:
>>
>> See, folks, this points up exactly what I mean, what I do *not*
>> want done on my machine. I don't want things automatically
>> installed on my machine, including things that have caused
>> "major problems" for other people. As I said in another group:
>> SP2 may have a lot of improvements......but SP1 ain't broke,
>> and it don't need fixin' if it's gonna louse up a bunch of
>> things that I may never be able to fix.
>>       Bill Lurie
>> Mike wrote:
>>
>>  
>>
>>> Hi Barry,
>>> I had problems when I was running the XPSP2 Beta.
>>>
>>> I had followed MS's advice and set it up for auto download and install.
>>> A Windows Update automaticaly installed itself and did not disable 
>>> my AV
>>> program or Firewall which resulted in major problems.
>>>
>>> Did the automatic install of the final XPSP2 disable your AV and 
>>> firewall
>>> during installation?
>>>
>>> Mike ~ one of the Moderators
>>>   
>>
>>
>>
>>  
>>
>


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                   William B. Lurie



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