This SearchWindowsSecurity.com guide organizes news and expert advice that will help address your XP SP2 security issues and concerns. You'll learn about the new security enhancements in XP SP2, how to prepare for your service pack refresh and even some tips and tricks to resolve post-installation security problems. Drop me an e-mail to let me know what other fast guides you'd like to see on SearchWindowsSecurity.com. Robyn Lorusso, Editor.
Microsoft: "Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Office XP. The SP2 update contains the latest security features as well as stability and performance improvements."
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- Advice: XP SP2 explained
- News: More security in Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Advice: Pros and cons of XP SP2's isolation and resiliency enhancements
- Advice: Will XP SP2 support TCG Trusted Platform Modules?
- News: XP refresh gives rise to plethora of Group Policy settings
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- News: XP SP2 gets an IT thumbs-up -- so far
- Advice: XP SP2: Nothing more than security best practices
- News: XP SP2 stops Download.ject cold
- Advice: Recovering from corrupt IE settings
- Column: XP SP2's good vibe takes a hit
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- Advice: Microsoft extends life of XP SP2 download blocker
- Advice: Manually blocking auto-deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2
- News: The Big Blue pause on XP SP2
- Advice: Securing a new Windows XP upgrade
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- Advice: Keeping your cool during a Windows XP SP2 installation
- Download: Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT professionals and developers
- News: Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD
- News: Microsoft offers kit for XP SP2 application testing
- Advice: One in 10 could suffer with SP2 problems
- News: 200 apps clash with XP SP2
- News: Details on how XP SP2 breaks Microsoft's CRM product
- Advice: Microsoft: Reports of SP2 flaws 'misguided'
- News: Microsoft warns of spyware's impact on SP2
- Advice: XP SP2 charts a new course for MCP exam
- Checklist: XP Service Pack 2 Pre-Installation
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- Advice: Best practices for post-XP SP2 installation
- Advice: When to run the Windows XP SP2 Windows Firewall
- News: Microsoft lists 50 tweaks for XP SP2
- News: Microsoft fixes VPN flaw in XP SP2
- Advice: Can't proxy while testing XP SP2 Release candidate
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This was first published in September 2004