Microsoft released the long awaited Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. Basically it has the features that Windows XP SP2 provides. Additional ones include:

  • WebDAVRedirector – Allows you to connect to Windows SharePoint Service and other WevDAV servers as they were file servers.
  • Command line options in netshell command to control the new firewall state and exceptions.
  • The provided Security Configuration Wizard reduces the surface attack by guiding the user using recommended practices knowledge base. You can create and redistribute policies that define server behavior as well. Note that the SCW is not installed by default. You can install it from Windows Components.

For more information you see Technical Overview of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).