Note: Beta versions of software are intended only for installation in a test environment. We advise against installing and evaluating beta software on any production computers.

Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC enhances security infrastructure by providing new security tools such as Security Configuration Wizard, which helps secure your server for role-based operations, improves defense-in-depth with Data Execution Protection, and provides a safe and secure first-boot scenario with Post-setup Security Update Wizard. Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC assists IT professionals in securing their server infrastructure and provides enhanced manageability and control for Windows Server 2003 users.

*Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Note: This version of the Service Pack 1 Release Candidate only installs on the 32-bit versions of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems.