Microsoft will release an updated version of Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4), a consolidated software patch that was supposed to be the last major update to Win2K. The new version of Update Rollup 1 is required because the initial version includes "isolated" problems that have affected some Microsoft's customers.
"After the release of Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4, we identified several issues that may occur when you install this update rollup," a Microsoft support bulletin states. "These issues are isolated, and affect few customers ... If you are affected by these issues, we suggest that you do not install Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 until the corresponding hotfix is available. We plan to reissue Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 soon." Microsoft also noted that the new version of Update Rollup 1 will include several new hotfixes.
According to Microsoft, the original version of Update Rollup 1 adversely affected certain applications from Citrix Systems, Internet Security Systems (ISS), and Sophos. Even Microsoft Office is affected. After installing Update Rollup 1, customers reported that Office applications could no longer save data to floppy disks. For more information about the update rollup, visit the Microsoft Support Web site.