September, 2004 Archive

Has Microsoft updated any of the Windows Support Tools in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

Microsoft updated some Windows Support Tools in XP SP2. The updated tools include bitsadmin.exe extract.exe httpcfg.exe iadstools.dll ipseccmd.exe netdom.exe replmon.exe You can download the updated XP support tools at Link

What’s new in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

XP SP2 greatly improves XP’s network and memory protection and email handling and contains a new firewall called Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall is enabled by default; however, if an application tries to access a blocked port, the firewall lets the user opt to grant the application access to that port. XP SP2 also includes a […]

Should I run Windows XP Service Pack 2’s (SP2’s) Windows Firewall, a third-party firewall, or both?

A Microsoft source answers as follows: “We strongly recommend that users run only one host firewall on their system. Yes, the XP SP2 Windows Firewall can coexist with third-party firewalls, but multiple firewalls don’t make you safer. Running multiple firewalls just means you have to configure the settings in multiple places (e.g., opening ports for […]

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