Microsoft Delays General Rollout over AU for Windows XP SP2

“Microsoft has pushed back the general rollout of Windows XP Service Pack 2 over its Automatic Update delivery channel.

Last week, the company posted a schedule online showing that widespread distribution of the critical, security-focused service pack via the Automatic Update function of Windows Update would begin on Monday. An update to the page shows the release of SP2 via AU is now supposed to start on Wednesday, and even then only for customers running Windows XP Home Edition.

The schedule for SP2 to go out over AU for Windows XP Professional Edition customers is listed vaguely as “later in August.” “