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NT Server 4.0 & SP6

NT Server 4.0 & SP6

NT Server 4.0 & SP6

I know ....but the last one tonight. What are the implications of upgrading to SP6 from 4 if any and would this benefit my network in any way ??

RE: NT Server 4.0 & SP6

You might run into problems with some of your software, because tyhe software might have trouble with SP6. This is especially true if you are using ArcServe.


RE: NT Server 4.0 & SP6

From what i've seen SP6 includes the SP5 patch...check what's not going to do well with SP5

Spooky, though, another SP just before the product is phased out.

RE: NT Server 4.0 & SP6

SP6 tackles over 100 bugs and year 2000 problems.
HOWEVER, on enterprise servers, the software introduces new problems, including system crashes and security flaws.
The word is...don't install it unless it is to solve a problem addressed by SP6. Try to apply it on a test machine that has a particular problem that SP6 can fix. Then try both user and admin accounts on the machine to see if problems occur. In the first week of it's release, IT companies reported problems ranging from loss of access to lotus notes and system freezes.
We have placed it on 2 workstations so far (no problems)
No plans to do servers yet!
Good Luck!


RE: NT Server 4.0 & SP6

Jono is correct about lotus notes, don't do it if you run lotus notes 4. You need administrator access to use ln4 with sp6.


RE: NT Server 4.0 & SP6

MS just released SP6a that is supposed to fix the Lotus Notes problems. Problem is, some who have downloaded SP6a say it is identical to SP6 (size and file check comparison). Anybody run into this?

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