Windows Vista Service Pack 1 details are scarce. This is because of Microsoft's new Windows omerta that extends beyond Windows Seven, the operating system designed to succeed Windows
Vista, across a variety of company products under development. However, as details, we sometimes get a few crumbs from Microsoft's Windows next feast. And this is the case with a piece of news related to Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
This concerns the relation between Windows Vista and WSUS. According to Microsoft, Vista does deliver support for WSUS, just not yet. And in fact support will not be added any time soon as it is planned for the second part of 2007. More specifically, after Microsoft will make available the first service pack for the operating system.
"WSUS does support updating Vista clients, but to do so you must have the SP1 installed. As Vista gets out there among us, just wanted to post a reminder. Net: Need WSUS to support your new Vista clients?? No problem but don't forget you need SP1!" a member of the WSUS product team following the operating system's launch revealed.
Feedback from WSUS administrators related to deploying the Ultimate Extras for Windows Vista Ultimate via WSUS has prompted Microsoft to promise support. However, there are no clues pointing to the actual date when WSUS support for Windows Vista will become a reality.
Still such a scenario will most likely involve Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and WSUS 3. If you haven't been keeping an eye on the development of Windows Server Update Services, you should know that Microsoft is no longer accepting feedback for WSUS 3 Release Candidate as of the last week and is getting close to making available the final service.