We are experiencing a couple of problems which are fixed in the latest FTF for eDirectory 8.8 SP2. The readme has the following statement:

WARNING: DO NOT RUN THIS UPDATE ON AN OES 2 SERVER!!!
NDSD WILL NOT LOAD AFTERWARD!!!
OES 2 MUST BE UPDATED VIA THE CHANNEL!!!

Since the patch doesn't show up in the channel, are we just out of luck?