Is it the time to install Windows 2008 R2 SP1 RC ?

We're in the process of setting up several new Windows 2008 R2 servers with Hyper-V R2 roles enabled.  The SP1 RC is available.  Is there a problem in installing it or I should wait for the final release ?

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If this is a DEV env and you want to test then I would say yes install it. If this is your Production env I would not install until final release.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I generally agree.  The other exception is if you NEED the benefits of the SP on the new system (there are enhancements to Hyper-V and RDS in the Service Pack - if they are NEEDED (and you can't wait for the final release), then install it, but take proper precautions first (backups before and testing following application).
quadrumaneAuthor Commented:
What  is the difference between rc and final ?
Adam BrownSenior Systems AdminCommented:
RC is a "Release Candidate" meaning that it is effectively a polished beta version. RC is a step before RTM or Release to Manufacturers, which is the last step in the process to getting a piece of software in stores.

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