Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release to Web (RTW) Delayed!

In the last few days, we have uncovered a compatibility issue between Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) and SP3 both Windows XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). In order to make sure customers have the best possible experience, we have decided to delay releasing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to the web.

To help protect customers, we plan to put filtering in place shortly to prevent Windows Update from offering both service packs to systems running Microsoft Dynamics RMS. Once filtering is in place, we expect to release Windows XP SP3 to the web. We are also testing a fix, and will make it available once that process is complete. Once they have installed the fix, Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers should be able to run both service packs.

Until then, we advise Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers to not install either service pack. Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers running Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1 should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for additional information.

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I tried updating with the full download version and I got "Access Denied" about half way though, tried all the solutions listed in Google but none of them worked, now my windows is acting up and I'm not happy...

It's hilarious to me how people can get all smug about something like this, download the damn thing elsewhere, report performance benefits, and still bite the hand that feeds. Some people are never satisfied. If you're not experiencing any issues, why the poop would you complain? Be happy you DON'T have problems.

OMGWTFBBQ111!!!

Oh noes! This service pack are not compatible with Microsoft Obscure Niche Application Suite Version 23.2!!!
How will they be able to sleep tonight?
:suspicious:

(dl0711 said @ #7)
it all comes down too 1 thing..

Microsoft can't do anything right........

They know how to squeeze $$$ out of people pretty well.

I don't know what is the big fat deal here... Most of the people do not use the Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System, talking about home users like me. I installed SP3 without problems, everything works great and noticed that it starts/shutdown faster. If they can not handle their work propertly they better start to search for a different job. They are fixing this problem so quickly because it is a "Compatibility issue" with their own software, wondering if they would do it with another companie's software too...

BTW even though Microsoft said this would be the last SP I can see in the future a SP4, just because of recent news; and not so far a patch to be released next month. Don't you think?

Cheers

You crazy? It's only one obscure product. They are not going to produce a new service pack just because of this. The product will be patched, obviously, no need to produce another service pack, just roll it out in the same way as the Vista one has (but obviously over a shorter timeframe).

LMAO! I approved it quick and then went and watched Man United in the Champions League, they are through to the final after beating Barca by 1-0 on aggregate.

Sorry bout that but it's fixed now.

Because it's impossible to test every single configuration out there.

Nothing is 100% perfect.

We have 2,500 machines in our environment and when we roll out updates to our software, we occasionally hit little snags.

I can only imagine how hard it is when you roll out your software to millions of computers.

(TheReasonIFailed said @ #3.1)
Because it's impossible to test every single configuration out there.

Nothing is 100% perfect.

We have 2,500 machines in our environment and when we roll out updates to our software, we occasionally hit little snags.

I can only imagine how hard it is when you roll out your software to millions of computers.

You would think they would check it with their own products....wouldn't ya?

(mtnsteve said @ #3.2)

You would think they would check it with their own products....wouldn't ya?

You're not getting the point

How can they possibly test every single computer configuration that's out there? There's going to be bugs in any kind of software released by any company.

And they actually caught the bug and are taking care of it pretty quick. I don't see any problem with this.

I find it funny that a company w/ thousands of workers has this type of issues. I mean, couldn't they iron out the bugs before the service pack RTMed?

(sorry for the 2nd language English)

(Avi said @ #2)
I find it funny that a company w/ thousands of workers has this type of issues. I mean, couldn't they iron out the bugs before the service pack RTMed?

(sorry for the 2nd language English)

Wonder if the problem is related to the vbscript locale bug ive just been burnt by .........

Just so you guys know, the binaries are still available, it's just that Microsoft will be delaying Windows Update and publishing of SP3 through their download site.

Install only if you are not affected by the issues mentioned in the news post. We have a news post here with direct links to the files.