Allem Anschein nach verursacht das vor kurzem erschienene Service Pack 4 für Windows 2000 massive Probleme. Dies soll nicht heissen, dass das Service Pack 4 am besten nicht installiert werden sollte, da es wichtige Verbesserungen enthält, sondern wir wollen nur auf auftretende Probleme hinweisen.
Aus diesem Grunde hat man bei Microsoft nun auch einen Knowledge Base Artikel veröffentlicht, in dem 33 mögliche Updates zur Problemlösung beschrieben werden.
Before SP4 for Windows 2000 was released, extensive testing was performed to make sure that all the included fixes and updates worked correctly. During the time before SP4 was released, during testing, new customer-requested updates were not incorporated into SP4. Instead, Microsoft scheduled the new customer-requested updates into a future service pack for Windows 2000. To provide solutions to customer requests as quickly as possible, these updates were created as post-SP4 versions of hotfixes, and then released to the customers who needed them. These post-SP4 hotfixes are not included in SP4, but may be included in later service packs for Windows 2000.
Additionally, during testing of Windows 2000 SP4 before it was released, some new problems were discovered and were incorporated in SP4. These updates and fixes will also be included in later service packs. However, it was not possible to include these updates or fixes in the post-SP4 hotfixes because they had already been distributed to the customers who requested them.
With the release of Windows 2000 SP4, the post-SP4 hotfixes have now been re-created to include all necessary improvements and updates. These updated hotfixes are available to customers to upgrade post-SP4 hotfix versions so that they do not lose functionality and have no conflicts when they install SP4 for Windows 2000 or when they install updates on a computer that is running Windows 2000 SP4. These updated hotfix versions are referenced with the same Knowledge Base article numbers that the post-SP4 versions use.
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