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Service Pack 4 appears after compliance tests and miffs Y2K analysts; why not stay with SP3?
Question: I currently work as a part of my company's year-2000 conversion group. As part of the year-2000 team, we analysts were about halfway to our goal, in terms of completing our compliance testing. Our standard test platform consisted of Microsoft's NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 3 (SP3). Now, here's our problem. Someone in our network services group decided that we needed to apply Service Pack 4 (SP4) and went about installing it without a meeting of the minds or any sort of impact study. There was certainly no approval from our CIO. SP4 began to appear not only in our test environments, but also on our production network.
We year-2000 analysts contend that by changing the operating system, …