This article took quite a while in the making. I've been seeing a lot of IT Pros deploy SharePoint in their infrastructure particularly on a Windows Server 2008 platform. However, SharePoint with Service Pack 1 is not supported on a Windows Server 2008 R2 platform.
This article outlines the steps in slipstreaming service packs for SharePoint for use with Windows Server 2008 R2. I'll work on a series of articles on how to deploy a NLB solution for SharePoint as well as implement Kerberos delegation for a SharePoint farm