Is SP2 good for you?
Posted on 2007-07-19
Automatic Update notified me that SP2 is available and ready to install on our SBS 2003 Std. server. So I launch the install and it stops short with the Error: Failed to install catalog files that everyone is talking so much about. In my quest to find and work out a solution for a successful install of SP2, I notice we don't even have SP1 installed. On top of that there appears to be some debate as to wether or not SP2 should even be installed... not to mention that some people say it's not even intended for SBS.
I know there's always a risk with installing SPs and HotFixes, but I would like to hear opinions on weather or not the pros outweigh the risks with SP1 or SP2. Do either of them address any major security issues I should be aware of? I just don't want to go through all of the trouble and time to get SP2 to install correctly just to have it cause me more problems when everything is running smoothly now.
My typical feeling is that if there's a patch released then it's important enough to hammer out the issues if they arise... but nothing I have read about SP2 jumped out at me and made me say, "that sounds serious I better install this".
Am I looking at this all wrong?