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Windows Server Blog

Ward Ralston here – I, like John Borozan, am a Product Manager with Windows Server. 

Some of you may have already heard that Window Server 2003 64-Bit Editions, Window Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP Professional have all reached the Release Canidate Two (RC2) Milestone this afternoon.

Word on the street is that this RC2 is a great, stable build – I am installing it now on one of my office computers….

The x64 bits for client and x64 (RC1) are available through either the beta program or customer preview program:

XP Pro:


If you would like to download the SP1 or Itanium bits, these links should be active later tonight (6PM PST)

2003 SP1: bits

Itanium (Ia64) RC2 bits: