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Mon, May 3, 1999
NT4 Service Pack 5 Beta Out!
This issue of W2Knews contains:
As you know, when something interesting happens you will hear
about it instantly. Well, I am writing this from my NT box at
home with NT4 Service Pack _5_ installed !
This afternoon on the NTSYSADMIN list that Sunbelt sponsors
it was discussed and a URL to a MS site was given that actually
had the SP5 on it. I pulled it down immediately, made an
emergency repair disk, took a deep breath and ran it. It's
32Meg and it came down in a few minutes at 70Kb/Sec via my
cable modem without problems.
The system came right back up and I tested everything. Nothing
seems to be broken at the moment. (Dell P2 450 with 128Ram and
10Gig SCSI). (Outlook, NetOp, IE, and a bunch of utilities all
still work but this is only superficial testing)
It's a bit surprising that so shortly after SP4, they are already
testing SP5 but they promised it would be around 3 months in
between new packs and here it is already. I will test some more
with it and let you know. Not much sense to download it because
when the full release comes out you'll have to do it again.
The link that was up, will probably be shut down shortly but here
it is anyway: I'm not giving any assurance that when you get this,
it will still be there. These links have a tendency to be up only
for a little while and disappear.
IF you do get your hands on it, make an emergency repair, DO back
up your stuff and do NOT run this on a production system. We'll
let you know when we know a little more, this is only a heads-up!
(email me with feedback: [email protected])