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After installing sp2, Norton System works and Norton Firewall stopped working. I couldn't enable them at all. All I had to do though is unistall and re-install and everything worked great...so far. I also had to update Nero, but that's not a big deal.
I have only had sp2 for a couple of days though, so I have no idea what else M$ fucked up on my confuser. I'm sure others have had it longer and will chime in with their pros and cons of it. I am interested to hear what people think of it as well.
i honestly don't see many improvements. we've been running it at work in a test domain for about a month and still have seen no reason to deploy it globally. i've been running it at home for abot 2 weeks, so far nothing has gone wrong yet. i use kaspersky corporate and a hardware firewall. here's my take on it, the windows firewall is still crap, the security center provides nothing more than easy access to the firewall and automatic updates and internet options, the new IE is still well IE (it's crap), and i have an annoying tray icon that i'll no doubt have to reg edit to remove.(since i choose not to use microsoft's methods of security ) imo SP2 is nothing more a quick proof of advancement, after microsoft announced security would be a focus in future products. SP2 is nothing more than the 1st point in their "security timeline"(their 1st official attempt at a higher level of security. i'm running the network install btw, so i can't comment on the one released on windows update, althouhg i'm sure they're very similar.
p.s. i did find out that SP2 doesn't like radius or yahoo pager.
i'm just curious as to what the benefits of running 2k3 as a desktop are. i've used it extensively(not by choice) and can't say that i'd want or find the need/benefit form using it as a desktop. when it first came out, we got a sneak preview so to speak and i took it home and set up a domain(as well as in office testing), rolled gp, etc. but i was definately happy to get back to xp when i was done. granted this is pre-release and it still may have had bugs. for example i couldn't find an antivirus to run on it, more than a few games and other apps didn't like it. xp pro has never been anything but stable for me, the only bsod's i've gotten were random errors due to overclocking.
why the fuck are you still using IE anyway??? IE has started to be a target of script kiddies and they can get usernames and pws for supposedly secure sites, if you want a better browser go with mozilla firefox...down load it here