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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Third Edition by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Appendix B. New Features in Service Pack 2

In this appendix

What's New?

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP fixes many bugs, but most importantly, it includes significant changes to Windows networking and Internet security. The major features of SP2 are listed in this appendix.

Windows Firewall—The original “Internet Connection Firewall” has been replaced with a more sophisticated firewall service called Windows Firewall that provides much more fine-grained protection against hackers and viruses. On a corporate domain network, Windows Firewall can be configured with different security profiles depending on whether a computer is plugged into the network, taken into the field, or taken home. The new and improved firewall also protects ...

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