So, the long waiting is finally over. Microsoft released the standalone installer for the Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista for the following languages, today: English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.
The new service pack delivers many anticipated features, along with numerous tweaks and bug fixes which should strengthen the Vista experience. Among the hottest additions in the new pack is the ability to record in Blu-Ray format for the first time in Windows. Other key additions include Bluetooth v2.1 connectivity, Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration wireless functionality, faster Wi-Fi resume times after hibernation, Windows Search 4.0, and the ability to configure the maximum number of TCP connections.
"SP2 is an update to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista that incorporates improvements discovered through automated feedback, as well as updates that have been delivered since SP1. By providing these fixes integrated into a single service pack for both client and server, Microsoft provides a single high-quality update that minimizes deployment and testing complexity for customers.
Service Pack 1 is a prerequisite for installing Service Pack 2. Please make sure that your system is running Service Pack 1 before you install Service Pack 2."
You can download the Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista here:
- Five Language Standalone Installer for x64-based Systems (64-bit): external download link
- Five Language Standalone Installer for x86-based Systems (32-bit): external download link