Issues With Vista SP1 RC Preview
Microsoft released a list of late-breaking issues and information on the Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate Preview build. You should go through these issues before you install this build.
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
The binary files in this RC Preview release are not certified to meet the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Do not install this release in a FIPS-certified deployment. Even if you uninstall this release, certain binary files that are not FIPS-certified may remain on the computer and invalidate your FIPS certification.
BitLocker Drive Encryption
If you have enabled BitLocker Drive Encryption after installing this RC Preview release and then uninstall the RC Preview release, any encrypted data volumes will remain locked and will not be automatically unlocked even if you have created auto-unlock keys.
To avoid this, ensure that you turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption and decrypt all volumes before you uninstall this RC Preview release.
If this has already occurred, use your BitLocker recovery keys to manually re-enable automatic unlocking.
If you have enabled BitLocker Drive Encryption after installing this RC Preview release, uninstall the RC Preview release, and then reinstall this RC Preview release, you will not be able to re-enable BitLocker Drive Encryption for an operating system volume (or boot volume) on which BitLocker Drive Encryption was disabled.
To avoid this, ensure that you turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption and decrypt all volumes before you uninstall this RC Preview release. If this has already occurred, use the Manage-bde.wsf command and your recovery key or password to turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption and decrypt the volume after reinstalling the RC Preview release.
Maximum Disk Space Utilization
To meet the free space requirements of Service Pack 1, the installer may acquire a single new system restore point and remove previous system restore points during service pack installation. This will reduce the need for manual disk cleanup and increase the chance of a recovery in the event a critical failure occurs. However, it will also remove shadow copies of files—automatic backups that are accessible via the Previous Versions tab of the file properties pane on some versions of Windows Vista.
When installing the Release Candidate build via Windows Update, on a PC where available disk space necessitates removing system restore points, a new system restore point will be taken immediately before the service pack is installed. This restore point will capture the system state before the service pack (KB 936330) was installed but after installation of the permanent prerequisite releases (KB 937287, and KB 935509, and KB 938371). Consequently, the user may not be able to revert to the exact state they were in before initiating the service pack evaluation.
Customer Experience Improvement Program
The Microsoft® Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) is turned on by default. If you do not want to participate in the CEIP, you can change the settings.
To change CEIP settings
1. In the Control Panel, click System and
Maintenance, and then click Problem Reports and Solutions.
For information about the CEIP and the data that is transmitted to Microsoft, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?linkid=52095. For the CEIP privacy statement, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?linkid=52097.
Group Policy Management
When you install Windows Vista SP1, the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is removed from the computer. It is being replaced by a downloadable version, which will be available later.
To continue managing Group Policy from a client computer, do either one of the following:
- Maintain a computer running Windows Vista for managing Group Policy.
- Remotely connect to a computer running the GPMC.
Note : If you must run the GPMC from a computer running Windows Vista, do not install this RC Preview release of Windows Vista SP1.
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