Pre-installing Windows XP SP2
Get an introduction of the OPK, install the tools, build a configuration set or just demo the Windows Pre-installation Environment. Matt Davis shows you how.
Deploying the Service Pack
Learn what you need to know about deploying the beta version of SP2 for Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
Installing and Deploying Updates
This guide is a beta version that covers installing and deploying updates for Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
Readme for the Beta Version of Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows XP
This Readme file provides important information about Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Windows XP, including the list of fixes, and installation options.
The New Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Service Pack 2
This new feature of Windows XP SP2 and other wireless devices, which have a USB port and support Windows Smart Network Key (WSNK), greatly simplifies the configuration of strong security for wireless networks in the home or small office.
Manually Configuring Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2
This service pack includes significant enhancements to the Windows Firewall, previously known as the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).
Articles and White Papers:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Overview White Paper
Windows XP Service Pack 2 addresses new challenges to the security of personal computers by making a number of basic improvements to the operating system. This white paper introduces Windows XP Service Pack 2 and provides an overview of what the service pack provides. (1.5 MB Word Document)
New Security Technologies in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Discover how Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will improve Windows XP-based computers' ability to withstand malicious attacks from viruses and worms.
How to Enable Remote Debugging on Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduces several security enhancements that increase security in Microsoft Windows. See the steps you need to take in order to enable remote debugging on a Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine.
Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
This document specifically focuses on the changes between earlier versions of Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 2 and reflects Microsoft’s early thinking about Service Pack.
How to Make Your Web Site Work with Windows XP Service Pack 2
Q&A topics include how to make your Web site work with new security features in Windows XP SP2 that affect Internet Explorer and ActiveX controls, file downloads, pop-up windows, and more.
Windows XP SP 2 Introduction
Use this PowerPoint to get an overview of Windows XP SP2 for system builders.
Windows XP SP 2 Partner Communication Guidelines
Communication and creative guidelines to help you to correctly communicate about Windows XP, Service Pack 2, and Advanced Security Technologies. Get basic messaging guidelines and a feature list with descriptions.
Small Business Messaging Framework
Use this document in creating marketing for small business customers.
Features and Functionality:
Windows XP SP2 Fact Sheet
Changes to Functionality in Windows XP SP2
Recently updated on May 14, this document provides detailed information about the changes to network protection, memory protection, email handling, enhanced browser security, and other technologies included in Windows XP Service Pack 2.
FAQ: How Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Affects SQL Server and MSDE
Review this FAQ to find answers to common questions about how Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) affects installations of SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE).
New Networking Features in Windows XP SP2
This service pack includes new networking features, providing enhanced security and additional functionality for wireless users and peer-to-peer network applications.
Late-breaking documentation for Release Candidate 1 of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.