Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Topic: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

(Vista Vitals articles organized by topic)
These articles all discuss Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). There is some good technical information here that will let you know what to expect from SP1:

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Vista is coming - well, it's now here (kinda out of date). But I discussed some spectacular ways that it broke previous functionality.

SP1 and a new kernel! - discusses SP1 changing the OS version to 6001 - the same as Windows Server 2008!

SP1 Hiccup: don't install KB937287! - don't bother with this one - out of date.

Vista SP1 Technical Information - get all your Microsoft SP1 guides here.

Vista Service Pack 1 is here! - a link to Microsoft's download site - get SP1 from here.

Vista SP1 unavailable from Windows Update? - can't get SP1 through Windows Update? Here's your answer.

Reclaim disk space from Vista's SP1 - introduces Microsoft's VSP1CLN tool which can shrink the size of OS images (deletes files that are no longer useful).

New deployment tools for Vista SP1 - these are must have tools for administrators of a Vista environment. Includes replacements for ADUC, GPMC, etc.

Vista SP1 makes some undocumented changes - good information about how the Terminal Services Client has changed.