IT Pros & WSUS admins,
We are excited about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and the benefits it provides. We made all 36 languages of SP1 available on Windows Update earlier this week, and we’re planning to begin automatic distribution of SP1 in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese shortly, but first, we’d like to take some time to remind you of the tools we’ve provided to help you manage the installation.
· If you’re managing systems that connect directly to WU, and you’d like to postpone the installation of SP1 through Windows Update, please remember to deploy the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool if you haven’t already done so (note: the tool doesn’t prevent the installation of SP1 from CD/DVD or from the standalone package).
· If you’d like to use WSUS to roll out SP1, be sure to check out The WSUS blog - a couple of weeks ago, Cecilia posted information about the availability and steps you should take to deploy it throughout your organization. You’ll find great information about how to import SP1 from the MU catalog now, and it’ll also be a great place to look for more information about SP1 availability directly to WSUS in the future.
We hope you find this information helpful as you prepare to manage its deployment into your organization.
The MU Team