when i run the installer, it will ask for the Sps…?names/paths?
Normally when you run the installer and try to download the S/W from Advantage (to create an Image or Direct Install) you select the Service packs you need (preferbly the latest).
and if i install the latest Sp, does it include all Sp’s before it?
If you select the Latest Service Packs (SP) it would include all the previous SP’s and the fixes released after the previous SP.
is it the same with fixes or do u have to install all fixes in sequence…
Normally during the interval between the SP’s releases all individual(specific) Issues are resolved with specific Fixes.
These fixes might not cover the previous fixes (unlike SP), as they are released for a specific purpose.
wat is the main difference between a fix and an SP?
SP is the collection of all the Fixes between the releases of SP.
If we have an Initial release 6.1. Later we had some fixes (Fix1, Fix2, Fix3…)released due to some issues. At some time WM release SP1.
This SP1 will accumulate all the Fixes from release 6.1 till it’s (SP1) release…
i.e SP1 = Fix1+Fix2+fix3…
Say after SP1 relese we have further issues and WM releases FixA, FixB, FixC… and then they released SP2
Similarly, SP2 = SP1+ FixA+FixB+FixC…
You can slelectively install only fixes relative to you Known issues in you system (but Suggested is to Install the Latest SP) without installing the SP.
Additionally we Feature Packs (FP). This are purely related to Speficic company requirements and not mandatory to be installed in your system.
The above is for demonstration only… please read the readme File along with the Fixes/SP before Installing.
Incase something is misleading correct me.