Tools is pretty much useless. Nothing has ever been released in that
Service Packs are a matter of preference.
If your organization has established Win2000SP4, WinXPSP2, Win2003SP1 as a
baseline, then Service Packs are, arguably, of no real use at this time
(unless you're hot to trot to deploy Win2003SP2 via WSUS).
Personally, I'd avoid deploying any /server/ service pack via an automated
means (though you might want to use WSUS to download the SP -bits- to the
server for manual installation). Until a desktop service pack is released
(XP SP3? anybody???), I'm not seeing much point in synchronizing that
classification at this time.
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
Everything you need for WSUS is at
And, almost everything else is at