Based on customer feedback and requests, we have improved the Windows Update, Automatic Update and WSUS user install experience with Windows Server 2003 SP2. The experience is now more like that with Windows XP SP2 , meaning Windows Update End User License Agreement (EULA) acceptance and a Welcome screen will now be part of installation over WU and AU. WSUS admins will also be required to explicitly accept the SP2 EULA in order to enable automatic deployment. These changes mean customers have better control over when and how they install and deploy SP2.
When SP2 is delivered via AU, starting in June, users will have to click on the “Updates are ready to install” balloon notification, accept the EULA and go through the Welcome screen. Customers can also use the SP2 blocker tool, if they wish to disable delivery via AU completely.