WSUS Service Pack 1 availability for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

I’ve seen a lot of different threads on the newsgroups and internally from customers asking when Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 will be released.  The answer is: soon.  I don’t have an exact date or I would post it here.  However it is not uncommon for us to wait to publish something like a Service Pack or other major update until post release to ensure that it will work properly.  I think the best posting explaining this was done by one of the MVPs on the forums recently (Lawrence Garvin).  He said:

For the record -- major updates, such as service packs, Internet Explorer, etc. are rarely released to WSUS concurrent with being released to the Microsoft Download site. This is because the packaging and testing of those updates cannot be started until the product is actually released. The packaging process takes some time, more or less, depending on the complexity of the package -- one of the objectives being the verification that the standard "interactive" installation can run in a fully unattended silent mode under the supervision of the Windows Update Agent.

I wouldn't expect to see Win7/Win2008R2 Service Pack 1 in the WSUS catalog before March 29th.” 

Again, I don’t have any insight into the date, but it will be out in the near future

UPDATE:  This is now available:


Comments (8)

  1. Inmobiliarias en Torrejon de Ardoz says:

    Al least i can download service pack 1 for windows 7…..

  2. Indigo Montoya says:

    Thanks! Have been trying to find out why SP1 wouldn't show up in WSUS for way too long now without finding any info about it.. Suspected this was the issue, but couldn't be sure.

  3. anon says:

    It will be release in the next patch tuesday (8-March-2011)

    here is the KB article:…/894199

  4. Matthias Loerke says:

    @anon: Didn't see the service pack in the list in the KB-article. 🙁

  5. Ottmar Freudenbergre says:


    Use the original (english) article and you'll see it listed there for WSUS by March 8th:…/en-us

  6. @Matthias

    Use the original (english) article and you'll see it listed there for WSUS by March 8th:…/en-us

  7. says:

    thanks for the info Ottmar.  Excellent news.

  8. Michael Montalto says:

    Looks like Microsoft created a huge problem with their WSUS deployment of Windows 7 – SP1.  Word on the street is to avoid using it to do your installations at all costs until Microsoft finds a solution.  

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