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Previously Available Features In Service Pack 3

Here's a list of previously available features that Microsoft added to Service Pack 3.

Technical Area

Functionality / Feature



Microsoft® Windows Imaging Component (WIC)

Provides an extensible framework for working with images and image metadata. For more information about the WIC, see


Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0

Provides a framework that unifies and simplifies day-to-day system management tasks in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. For more information about the MMC 3.0 update, see


Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0

Provides improved reliability and security, conforms with the XML 1.0 and XML Schema 1.0 W3C recommendations, and is compatible with System.Xml 2.0.

Windows Installer

Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435)

Provides a minor update to Windows Installer 3.0 (which was released in September 2004). For more information about Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 v2, see


Background Intelligent Transfer Service  (BITS) 2.5

Helps improve security. This is a required component for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and for Windows Live OneCare. For more information about the BITS update package, see


Digital Identity Management Service

Makes it possible for users who log on to any computer running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or higher and that is a domain member to silently have all of their certificates and private keys available for applications and services.


IPsec Simple Policy Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP

Helps simplify the creation and maintenance of IPsec filters, reducing the number of filters that are required for a server and domain isolation deployment. For more information about IPsec security filters, see


Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) 2.1

Enables Windows XP Service Pack 3-based applications that use PNRP to communicate with Windows Vista programs that use PNRP. For more information about upgrading PNRP, see


Wi-Fi Protected Access 2

Provides the same support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) as is provided in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 with SP2. For more information about the WPA2 update, see


HD Audio Support

Provides native support for HD Audio Devices.  For more information see


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