Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 is now available on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS. On February 9th, we announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SP1. For Windows 7, SP1 will help keep your PCs well supported by delivering ongoing updates, many of which have been made previously available through Windows Update. It also includes client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. For more information on the changes with SP1, see the notable changes document on TechNet.
Here’s a short list of the tools and guidance that’s available for SP1:
• If you’re managing systems that connect directly to WU, you can use the updated Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit to prevent WU from offering SP1 to your client computers.
• For more information about SP1, refer to the SP1 Frequently Asked Questions on TechNet.
• For help with deployment related questions, you should read this blog post on the Windows team blog.
We hope this information helps you prepare to deploy SP1.
The MU Team