Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in TechNet DL

It’s There! Both in a single standalone x86/x86 install ISO and integrated ISO.


It popped up around noon PST or so – I can almost hear the internet pipes buzzing as people Technical Professionals around the world download this anticipated update. What are they most excited about? It has to be Dynamic Memory and Remote FX. I won’t cover their details here – I’ll save that for a couple of posts in the coming days. Let’s just say that if you are interested in doing some VDI in the near future – RemoteFX is something that will be very appealing and when you pair that up with smart Dynamic Memory usage – you’re going to be looking at over 40% server density for clients / server consolidations.

Go get it while it’s hot and deploy it to your test environments. jump over to and sign in with your TechNet subscription LiveID to go to the download area. The Akamai Download servers will be more then happy to service your DL request!

While it’s downloading – check out the TechNet Library article talking about Service Pack 1 and all sorts of documentation around the technologies, planning aspects and other resources to help you deploy SP1.

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Comments (3)

  1. sb says:

    goddam akamai….  why cant you host direct http

  2. Ed says:

    In the first line, shouldn't that be "x86/x64"?

    Oh the ISO also includes the ia64 architecture but nothing else. Just 3 big EXEs in the ISO file.

    There has already been some issues with those systems that are using a third party boot loader (including the Linux ones) – this from the MS forums.

  3. Ed says:

    Is there a cetral location for any known issues (either from Microsoft or third party)?

    I remember when Windows XP SP3 came out, this guy [in Europe] had a blog where people posted issues and some offered solutions. Every once in a while the blogger would summerize the issues and their solutions. Too bad I don't remember where it was [over 2 years ago I believe].

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