Microsoft delivers SP1 for Windows Server 2003

Setting the stage for what it hopes will be a “breakout year” for its server operating systems, Microsoft has announced it will ship the first Release Candidate of its Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2003 by year’s end as well as a SDK for the High Performance Computing version of Windows Server in November.

Amidst the typical collection of bug and security fixes, a new feature in SP1 is the Security Configuration Wizard, designed to help administrators define or redefine a specific role for a server, or a collection of servers that all do the same thing.

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