After more than a year after the release of SP1 for Windows Vista is now the second service pack for Windows Vista / Server 2008 von Microsoft released worden.
The SP2 is used as an optional update from Windows Update (WU) displayed. After some time, even on Windows Update automatic updates, SP2 also as (AT) offered. In the AU, however, the SP2 is not installed automatically, but only if the End User License Agreement has been accepted.
The situation is different when running stand-alone package, that also for manual download from Microsoft is available, but primarily for IT system administrators, Computers without Internet access or for integration into the installation media is intended.
The main installation is required, be that the SP1 for Vista already installed must. Bei Windows Server 2008 one can neglect this, since it was shipped with an integrated SP1.
If you have Vista by WU always kept up to date, shall equal the download size for the x86 architecture only 43 MB for the x64 architecture and 60 MB.
When upgrading from Windows Server 2008 via Windows Update, the download size of the x86 architecture 47 MB for the x64 architecture and 90 MB.
The five-language stand-alone package x86, the size of a download 348.3 MB hat, includes the following language installation routines: English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese. In the five-language stand-alone package in the x64 architecture, the size 577.4 MB. The installation of the standalone packages can under Vista and Windows Server 2008 be performed.
The Integrated DVD-SP2 for Vista / Server 2008 TechNet Plus are (Plus and MSDN) Subscribers already available since late April. Also, this DVD on new PCs, fresh installation of Windows XP upgrade and distributed at.
FYI: Der Internet Explorer 8 is not im Service Pack 2 contain.