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Microsoft Lists Apps Affected by XP SP2

“Among the applications that are encountering problems are Web servers, remote desktops, file-sharing applications, FTP clients, multimedia streaming software and e-mail notifications. A number of systems-management applications and games also require manual modifications in order to work properly with SP2, according to Microsoft.

“After you install Windows XP SP2, client applications may not successfully receive data from a server,” acknowledges Microsoft in one of its Knowledge Base articles published to its Web site.

A list like this actually doesn’t surprise us, but what does surprise us is some of the programs on this list. We would of course expect some sort of incompatibility with today’s applications, but the fact that Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2000, 2002 and 2004 releases, and Symantec’s AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.0 and Ghost Server Corporate Edition 7.5 programs are on their means there will be a lot of headaches for some IT personnel.

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