The tools to temporarily block the delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 2 by Windows Update and Automatic Updates where set to expire 120 days from August 16, 2004.

NOTE: See tip 8366 » Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through Automatic Updates and Windows Update.

NOTE: See 8388 » New Windows XP SP2 blocking tool.

Based upon customer feedback, Microsoft has reset the delivery date via Windows Update and Automatic Updates to April 12, 2005, which is also the schedule date for the monthly cumulative security update.