What's new in Windows 2003 SP2?

A. In addition to collecting many fixes that have been released since Windows 2003 SP1, SP2 includes several new areas of functionality:

  • A new event-log entry (event ID 1239) that notifies you if the cluster service account becomes restricted because of domain policy
  • XMLLite, a new XML parser with a very small memory footprint
  • Updates to DCDIAG’s DNS tests, allowing output to an XML-type format
  • A new icacls.exe tool, which updates cacls.exe, letting you reset ACLs via the recovery console
  • An increase to 1GB for Microsoft Message Queuing default storage
  • Improved IPSec policy maintenance, Group Policy for non-broadcasting, and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) 2
  • Windows Deployment Services
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