Another milestone was reached yesterday on the timeline for the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 release. The release candidate (RC) was made available to the general public as part of the Customer Preview Program (CPP). So without further ado, you can download the Windows Vista SP2 RC and Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC here.
A couple things to note: You must have a genuine copy of Windows Server 2008 with SP1 or Windows Vista with SP1 installed on the computer prior to installing SP2. If your scratching your head over whether or not you have Windows Server 2008 SP1, it was released with the Service Pack 1 code included, so SP2 is the first post-release Service Pack for Windows Server 2008. If you have a prior beta version of SP2 installed, it must be un-installed prior to installing RC. and just in case this is your first time testing an RC, this is time-limited software. In this case it will operate until June 1, 2010.
More to come,
Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter
Follow us on Twitter