Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista SP1 RTM Today

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is being released to manufacturing on Monday 4 Feb and will start being available to customers in March, starting with Microsoft Volume Licensing customers.

Windows Server 2008 is also being released to manufacturing on the same date and will be available to new customers on March 1. Microsoft Volume Licensing customers with active Microsoft Software Assurance coverage or an Enterprise Agreement will be able to download the new Server software toward the end of February as part of the joint Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Heroes Happen Here launch event

Contrary to reports SP1 will not be RTW (release to web) today.

View: Mike Nash Announcement - Windows Vista Blog

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(dogmatix said @ #25.3)
I think this confirms it. :cool:

Actually it doesn't. Just because the AIK kit has a build of that number, doesnt mean the actual SP for Vista will.
Stop spreading FUD.

There is NO CONFIRMED build number at the moment, and SP1 has NOT been released officially on the web.

en_windows_server_2008_x64_dvd.iso - 2.47 GB (2,663,258,112 bytes) - 64bit

en_windows_server_2008_x86_dvd.iso - 1.75 GB (1,881,049,088 bytes) - 32bit

Vista SP1 6001.18000.08018-1840
This may or may not be the deal, all I know is:
SP1 RC 1 was:
6001.17052(x86) v. 668
SP1 RC1 Refresh was:
6001.17128(x86) v. 744 (currently have)

I wish they would release whatever the final version is soon than March/April
I spent the better part of 2 seperate days installing and uninstalling between the 2 RC's

(raindrop said @ #30.3)
I am downloading now the RTM build
soon will post MD5-Sum

Post your source.


There is no final RTM build available yet btw.

(Raa said @ #30.4)

Post your source.


There is no final RTM build available yet btw.

I am downloading porno dvd rip right now, when im done il post the checksum.

windows6.0-kb936330-x64.exe
MD5-Sum
998EAECC0AD1948561844551522BBDC1

windows6.0-kb936330-x86.exe
MD5-Sum
FCB3BB346D1C97A59AF92D66DCAD24B9

Anyone know the difference between:
from TechNet/MSDN: en_windows_server_2008_datacenter_enterprise_standard_x64_dvd_X14-26714.iso size: 2665758720
and
from Connect: 6001.18000.080118-1840_amd64fre_Server_en-us-KRMSXFRE_EN_DVD.iso size: 2663258112
?

why does everyone think 6001.18000.080118-1840 is not RTM? has it occurred to anyone it might of been finalized on the 18th and in time leading up to now or march it has been an ongoing testing phase? to make sure theres no problems then they can release it.

fare enough if im talking bo**ocks, but why put rtm in the build string, and seeing as winsrv2k8 has the same build string it should make sense.

or not...as some have said.

6001.18000.080118-1840 is almost certainly the RTM build. There is substantial evidence in support of this including: (1) the matching Sever 2008 numbers and (2) that fact that it says RTM right in the build number. In addition why in the world would MS issue an RTM product without at least sending it to 10,000 - 15,000 beta testers? How else would MS know about oddball driver issues? I for one am leaving it installed. It works great.

The people claiming 6001.18000.080118-1840 is not the RTM have not presented any evidence in support of their position other than "you don't know!!"

(vegascoop said @ #32.1)
6001.18000.080118-1840 is almost certainly the RTM build. There is substantial evidence in support of this including: (1) the matching Sever 2008 numbers and (2) that fact that it says RTM right in the build number. In addition why in the world would MS issue an RTM product without at least sending it to 10,000 - 15,000 beta testers? How else would MS know about oddball driver issues? I for one am leaving it installed. It works great.

The people claiming 6001.18000.080118-1840 is not the RTM have not presented any evidence in support of their position other than "you don't know!!"

not forgetting that the new windows vista automated installation kit comes with the same build string, thats 3 things with the same build string, come on thats no coincidence!

Just finished installing 2008 RTM from connect and it appears as Build 6001: Service Pack 1 never known them launch a new OS starting from a SP... v strange??

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