SP2 - What was the point?



johnsuth@nospam.com.au
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
I have XP Home SP1 computers on a secure LAN, and I installed SP2 on one of them.

The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall or popup blocker.
It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I installed it on.

Is there a plain English statement of other benefits that might justify installing SP2 on the other boxes on the LAN?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
johnsuth@nospam.com.au wrote:

> I have XP Home SP1 computers on a secure LAN, and I installed SP2 on one of them.
>
> The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
> The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
> The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall or popup blocker.
> It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I installed it on.
>
> Is there a plain English statement of other benefits that might justify installing SP2 on the other boxes on the LAN?
>

Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2chngs.mspx

Much of the code was recompiled to remove the buffer overrun problems.

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Mark Dormer
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
I doubt they put any effort into NETBEUI, it is a dead technology in MS
book.
By the way, is the problem missing machines when you try to browse them?

This is plain, but brief
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/features.mspx

This lists every fix in SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;811113

Regards
Mark Dormer


<johnsuth@nospam.com.au> wrote in message
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>
> I have XP Home SP1 computers on a secure LAN, and I installed SP2 on one
> of them.
>
> The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
> The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
> The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall or
> popup blocker.
> It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I
> installed it on.
>
> Is there a plain English statement of other benefits that might justify
> installing SP2 on the other boxes on the LAN?
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
172 Reasons why

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811113&sd=ee

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<johnsuth@nospam.com.au> wrote in message
news:c1.2c.2wj2qh$0IT@smith.microsoft.com...
>
> I have XP Home SP1 computers on a secure LAN, and I installed SP2 on one of them.
>
> The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
> The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
> The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall or popup
blocker.
> It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I installed it
on.
>
> Is there a plain English statement of other benefits that might justify installing
SP2 on the other boxes on the LAN?
>
>

Brian
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
johnsuth@nospam.com.au wrote:

> The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
> The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
> The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall
> or popup blocker.
> It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I
> installed it on.

Out of 172 fixes that SP2 made, you listed 4 network-related ones that
didn't directly apply to you. Perhaps some of the other 168 non-network
fixes may be of interest to you? Then again, maybe not. Your call.

johnsuth@nospam.com.au
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Thanks for pointing me to the plain English outline. The non routable protocol is one of the features that keeps the LAN secure. I was told of a corporate site that has two thousand XP workstations on a NetBeui LAN. NetBeui is on the SP2 CD.

Yes, just one machine, which used to work, now gives me access denied message when I try to browse a specific other machine. Whilst these two machines will not work together, they work with all others. I don't know what I changed.


In <eQZTGBdXFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, "Mark Dormer" <markd@mvpsx.org> writes:
>I doubt they put any effort into NETBEUI, it is a dead technology in MS
>book.
>By the way, is the problem missing machines when you try to browse them?
>
>This is plain, but brief
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/features.mspx
>
>This lists every fix in SP2
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5BLN%5D;811113
>
>Regards
>Mark Dormer
>
>
><johnsuth@nospam.com.au> wrote in message
>news:c1.2c.2wj2qh$0IT@smith.microsoft.com...
>>
>> I have XP Home SP1 computers on a secure LAN, and I installed SP2 on one
>> of them.
>>
>> The firewall is of no value because my LAN is already secure.
>> The popup blocker is of no value because I don't use IE.
>> The Security Center is of no value because I don't need the firewall or
>> popup blocker.
>> It did not fix an ongoing netbeui connection problem with the box I
>> installed it on.
>>
>> Is there a plain English statement of other benefits that might justify
>> installing SP2 on the other boxes on the LAN?
>>
>>
>
>


SP2 - What was the point?