Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

· Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 952858) - English

· Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

· Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 (KB 935364)

· Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

· Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0

· MOSDAL (Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging) Support Toolkit

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957321)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB957321)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957321)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957321)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB957321)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB959108)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB959130)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958661)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB959108)

· Update for Windows 2000 (KB958752)

· Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959130)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB958661)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB952627)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB958661)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB952627)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB959130)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB959108)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB958661)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB958661)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB959130)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB959130)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB958752)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958752)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB958752)

· Update for Windows XP (KB958752)

· Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958752)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB958655)

· Update for Windows XP (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

· Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB958655)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955839)

· Update for Windows XP (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB955839)

· Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB955839)

· Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959108)

· Update for Windows Vista (KB955839)

· Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB956148)

· Windows Server 2008 for Windows Essential Server Solutions or Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V for Windows Essential Server Solutions Installation Card

· SC Data Protection Manager 2007 MPSRPT

Solutions & Solution Development

· OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation

· Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System

· Extending SharePoint with Groove Collaboration

· SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

· Troubleshooting BizTalk Server with SOAP Adapter

· Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR

· Office Accounting 2009 Transaction Migration Update

· Office Accounting 2009 Connector

· Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit Documentation

· Office Accounting Software Development Kit

· MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services) Beta

· Best Practices Using BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0

· Positioning BizTalk Adapter Pack over Previous BizTalk Server Adapters and over Previous ADO.NET Providers

Security, Policy & Compliance

· Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2006

· Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2000 - English

· Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition

· Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition

· Update for Root Certificates

· Microsoft Code Name “Geneva”

Other

· SQL Server 2008 Report Definition Language Specification

· Windows Home Server Toolkit v1.1 (32-Bit)

· Windows Home Server Toolkit v1.1 (64-Bit)

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 952858) - English

Brief Description
Overview

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 952858.
Update Rollup 1 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
To maintain parity between the client and server components of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, this update rollup includes packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57c6267b-3b13-49dd-bfed-3cc83633aea7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

Brief Description

The Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008.

Overview

The SQL Server Management Pack provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 to discover SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 installations and components and to monitor them, primarily from the perspective of availability and performance. The availability and performance monitoring is done using a combination of scripts and native Operations Manager capabilities.
Note: Scripts in the SQL Server 2008 management pack rely on SQL Data Management Objects (SQL-DMO) to query information from the SQL Server. SQL-DMO is now deprecated and is not shipped as a part of SQL Server 2008. Every system with SQL Server 2008 that will be monitored must have SQL-DMO installed from the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components. For instructions on how to download and install the SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components refer to the management pack guide.
Feature Bullet Summary:
The following list gives an overview of the features of the SQL Server management pack. Refer to the SQL Server management pack guide for more detail.

  • Support for Enterprise, Standard and Express editions of SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 and 32bit, 64bit and ia64 architectures.
  • Support for both simple and complex SQL configurations such as clustered installations, multiple instances and 32bit roles running on a 64bit OS. For full details on supported configurations refer to the guide included with the management pack.
  • Discovery and monitoring of SQL Server roles such as DB Engine, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integrations Services.
  • Discovery of SQL components such as databases, the SQL Agent and SQL jobs.
  • Over 20 views covering areas such as database free space, SQL related performance, SQL related alerts, and lists of the various SQL roles and components which are discovered and their related state.
  • Reports for longer-term analysis of common problem areas related to SQL Server such as SQL Server lock analysis and top deadlocked databases, SQL Server service pack levels across discovered roles, user connection activity. Likewise the generic reports from the Microsoft Generic Report Library can be used against the roles and components discovered by the SQL MPs to review availability and performance across many systems and over longer periods of time.
  • Role and component specific tasks which provide access to common tools, triage information, or corrective actions without needing to leave the Operations Console in most cases.
  • Monitoring of databases covers database status, database free space, log shipping monitoring for both the source and destination, and transaction log free space.
  • Monitoring of key SQL related services.
  • Monitoring for persistent SPID blocking.
  • Monitoring of numerous SQL events and performance data points. Alerts bring the issue to your attention and provide knowledge on the impact and possible resolutions.

Release History:

  • 3/23/2007 - Initial Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 12/21/2007 - updated version 6.0.6247.5
  • 3/31/2008 - Updated version 6.0.6278.8
  • 10/29/2008 - Released version 6.0.6441.0, which introduced SQL Server 2008 support in addition to other new features and fixes. Refer to the MP guide for a complete list of changes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c0f970e-c653-4c15-9e51-6a6cadfca363&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 (KB 935364)

Brief Description

Microsoft has re-released Update Rollup 3. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 client for Outlook, including performance enhancements, that are packaged together for easy deployment.

Overview

Microsoft has re-released Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 client for Microsoft Office Outlook.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 935364:
Update Rollup 3 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0
To maintain parity between the client and server components of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, this update rollup includes packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 client for Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d5b1fbbe-dfc2-4a33-b5fd-cae99e8e9dab&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Brief Description

Exchange Hosted Filtering SLA

Overview

Service Level Agreement documentation for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14d0ed05-cae2-4093-84f7-3e93f6d19c93&DisplayLang=en

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0

Brief Description

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.

Overview

The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines do not receive operating system updates. The tool provides a way to keep offline virtual machines up-to-date so that bringing a virtual machine online does not introduce vulnerabilities into the organization’s IT infrastructure.
The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows PowerShell™ interface to bring groups of virtual machines online just long enough for them to receive updates from either System Center Configuration Manager 2007 or Windows Server Update Services. As soon as the virtual machines are up-to-date, the tool returns them to the offline state in the Virtual Machine Manager library.
This Solution Accelerator includes the following components:

  • Brief Overview. Available online only on Microsoft TechNet. Summary for business and technical managers that briefly explains how this Solution Accelerator can fit into an organization’s IT infrastructure management strategy.
  • OfflineVMServicing_x64 and OfflineVMServicing_x86. Setup files for the tool, for 64 bit and 32 bit versions on Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 or 2008.
  • Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Getting Started Guide. Provides information about how the tool works, explains prerequisites for the tool, and describes how to install and configure the tool.
  • Offline_VM_Servicing_Tool_2.0_Release_Notes.rtf. Notes provide information about this release, describe known issues in the tool, and include feedback instructions.
  • Offline_Virtual_Machine_Servicing_Tool_Help. Help file for the tool. Provides instructions for using the tool.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73&DisplayLang=en

MOSDAL (Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging) Support Toolkit

Brief Description

MOSDAL
Performs network diagnostics and collects configuration and logging information

Overview

MOSDAL Support Toolkit can be used by a user having issues with the Microsoft Online services. The tool collects system configuration, network configuration, service-based applications' configuration and logging data along with perfoming network diagnostics. A KB article about the tool can be found over here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960625

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=457e0786-1bec-40a2-95ab-06428f53b5cc&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB957321)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component.

Overview

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56cb173d-c697-4155-812d-1c9022111861&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB957321)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Overview

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=40b1a480-8daf-43e6-9fe0-a07abc87fda8&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB957321)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component.

Overview

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=387a265a-f640-41bb-b17d-a215f40f8502&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB957321)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component.

Overview

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a408e2b-20be-43e2-9f00-569a518486a3&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB957321)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component.

Overview

Install this update to resolve data loss and metadata issues in the Windows Imaging Component. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a2f05b3f-c972-43b8-aaae-654b108ef97e&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB959108)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1edfb00e-1963-45fc-918c-514925d10e71&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB959130)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9a411bb6-fef0-4d9b-8ff6-8bd086f697e2&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958661)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0.

Overview

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ca22bb18-c915-47a2-ae14-c3bbcab30218&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB959108)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2b35ed7e-c352-4248-b409-a00c341f39c5&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows 2000 (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9adbcadb-83dc-4e2a-b466-fdca9ae0745c&DisplayLang=en

Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959130)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d09953f-49d6-4740-8c9c-f7fc161c10f1&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB958661)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0.

Overview

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ccb83500-d016-4977-866e-70de0c0d80bd&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB952627)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer that is running the Hyper-V role.

Overview

Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer that is running the Hyper-V role. All users of the Hyper-V role should apply this update. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a46d0047-e383-4688-9449-83373226126a&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB958661)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0.

Overview

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=71bd6060-a6b0-4ab0-8894-19dfcc143007&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB952627)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer that is running the Hyper-V role.

Overview

Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer that is running the Hyper-V role. All users of the Hyper-V role should apply this update. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f10e848f-289c-4e04-8786-395371f083bf&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB959130)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a6ae7b7-4d4d-42ac-a09b-45155ff4b53a&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB959108)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14cbb74f-9120-402a-8347-c5066fcd0d27&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB958661)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0.

Overview

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9045b80d-2920-4697-8437-d18bd7d2c459&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB958661)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0.

Overview

Install this update to resolve small memory leaks when you use the Runtime Status Control API (RSCA) to query the health of Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83d9fe27-ae95-4951-b307-b18a10cfb083&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB959130)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d14c96b8-67b0-44b3-9069-ea6230b9a934&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB959130)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the default Web browser setting when you click "Browse the Internet Now" in Network and Sharing Center. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4da93f4f-318f-4e64-bf7b-52065a500d46&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=314ac0d9-6b2d-4c31-a4b7-31130ce803b9&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67c1ae5e-4443-4fa9-b7ef-2b44d7c87f77&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f71ea8b4-6985-416d-9ef3-5ffb731f232e&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee555116-9f9d-4f6e-8eb8-033124456984&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958752)

Brief Description

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.

Overview

Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7fe9a44d-f2d6-4fed-b9cf-60c032a09ebe&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8683cec-6d69-4886-9fa7-e902797161e0&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8720a3d1-e21a-4e3e-875b-71f8328fe4e6&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=604dd784-d94a-4634-9d39-5863209dc29b&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=26649101-66c6-4e53-b10d-7ceb92eaca14&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0735d57-03cc-42e5-823e-60c9efe74aac&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf06390f-c61f-4bca-b6e1-e175ae2c94b6&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ecaccabe-c699-4d56-a595-5782835c01fe&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6420c0f9-433a-4a0e-b613-b08a5eb7dc43&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e496949-3485-4e8f-bb1c-608ed807052c&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d03b5ae6-7367-4c0d-9a42-1f79731b6258&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB958655)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in MSI Installer 4.5. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c4a95daa-5bd8-4c2e-a9df-69dd900ea3b0&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b61d7862-c3e5-43bf-b300-5c469873ddd9&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=57a0e0a2-8e27-4da1-b08d-dc008cc280ba&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f513778d-c698-4a1c-904b-3d50c0edc3a3&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d67870ee-420a-44c5-99a4-ef1852786f93&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3fe36628-3b0d-479e-a892-f2d9cb5d4ecd&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee86700e-d484-4e91-b4b4-346cc396e850&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a82bd98-3e55-4164-9c90-e42540710deb&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Server 2008 License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7f2a1b29-f749-4f4e-b0a5-8d8504461b07&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB959108)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue with the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9bd6e9c9-f9ef-4a6a-921e-cae0973f9261&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows Vista (KB955839)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. This update is provided to you and licensed under the Windows Vista License Terms.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=22f43320-8812-437d-bf66-b7f8dcbb51ef&DisplayLang=en

Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB956148)

Brief Description

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a Windows Media Center configuration that uses an analog TV broadcast without a set-top box, displays a protected content message when recording television shows.

Overview

Install this update to resolve an issue in which a Windows Media Center configuration that uses an analog TV broadcast without a set-top box, displays a protected content message when recording television shows. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6eb1b0a1-ac15-47fc-bf0c-5bb25f4130a0&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 for Windows Essential Server Solutions or Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V for Windows Essential Server Solutions Installation Card

Brief Description

Information about installing and configuring a WinWESS or WinWESS without Hyper-V server.

Overview

Read this card before you install WinWESS or WinWESS without Hyper-V on your server. It includes critical information about configuring the server as a domain controller at the root of the domain, which you must do within 30 days of installing the server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=59aabd35-871f-4769-b4ef-85bc08a07a77&DisplayLang=en

SC Data Protection Manager 2007 MPSRPT

Brief Description

DPM MPSRPT gathers detailed system status and configuration information from DPM as well as from one or multiple protected servers. This version of the MPS tool collects data to help Support Professionals diagnose error conditions experienced in DPM 2006 and DPM 2007.

Overview

The DPM Microsoft Product Support Reporting Tool is designed to trace system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues for DPM 2006 and 2007.
When used properly, the tool generates reports that provide an overall view of system configuration and can help isolate/troubleshoot known problems associated with setup, agent installation, file and application protection, storage, end user recovery, hardware/device monitoring, and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM).
You may install and use an unlimited number of copies of DPM MPSRPT for the purpose of gathering system information necessary for you or Customer Support Services to provide you with technical support services requested by you. Please see EULA for more detailed usage rights.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14392186-6707-45a5-8987-29665abbd6f5&DisplayLang=en

Solutions & Solution Development

OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation

Brief Description

October 2008 Updates
Program Tools and Documentation

Overview

The files below are part of the infrastructure necessary for testing applications against the requirements for the OEM Ready program. This framework does require other tools to complete the testing process. Complete details are in the documentation file below.
These tools will guide you through the testing and submisson process, document how to get help if needed, and assist in verifying a systems OEM Ready status.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff6f5ff8-5655-4244-9f75-4d9909e5aec2&DisplayLang=en

Extending Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Brief Description

Discussion on how Microsoft IT extended Visual Studio 2005 Team System to incorporate software development lifecycle methodology process by modifying the default process template.

Overview

Discussion on how Microsoft IT extended Visual Studio 2005 Team System to incorporate software development lifecycle methodology process by modifying the default process template. By modifying the process template developer compliance increased and external tools were eliminated.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fa11fb21-af35-41c3-8176-2cbd2f190840&DisplayLang=en

Extending SharePoint with Groove Collaboration

Brief Description

A discussion of how to use Groove to enhance SharePoint collaboration.

Overview

This paper explains how SharePoint teams can use Groove and its SharePoint Files tool to efficiently collaborate with offline field workers and selected consultants.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=71a6a448-b655-44aa-bc70-c7f752547046&DisplayLang=en

SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

Brief Description

This 490-page document covers the essential phases and steps to upgrade existing instances of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to SQL Server 2008 by using best practices. These include preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. It is intended to be a supplement to SQL Server 2008 Books Online.

Overview

A successful upgrade to SQL Server 2008 should be smooth and trouble-free. To achieve that smooth transition, you must devote plan sufficiently for the upgrade, and match the complexity of your database application. Otherwise, you risk costly and stressful errors and upgrade problems. Like all IT projects, planning for every contingency and then testing your plan gives you confidence that you will succeed. But if you ignore the planning process, you increase the chances of running into difficulties that can derail and delay your upgrade. This document covers the essential phases and steps involved in upgrading existing SQL Server 2000 and 2005 instances to SQL Server 2008 by using best practices. These include preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks.

  • Chapter 1 gives an overview of the technical issues and decisions that are involved in an upgrade to SQL Server 2008, as well as recommendations for planning and deploying an upgrade.
  • Chapter 2 addresses issues related to upgrading to SQL Server 2008 Management Tools.
  • Chapters 3 through 8 focus on upgrade issues for SQL Server relational databases.
  • Chapter 9 addresses upgrading to SQL Server 2008 Express.
  • Chapters 10 through 14 focus on upgrading to SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence components: Analysis Services, Data Mining, Integration Services, and Reporting Services.
  • Chapter 15 addresses the implications of upgrading to SQL Server 2008 for other Microsoft applications and platforms.
  • Appendix 1 contains a table of allowed SQL Server 2008 version and edition upgrade paths.
  • Appendix 2 contains an upgrade planning checklist.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=66d3e6f5-6902-4fdd-af75-9975aea5bea7&DisplayLang=en

Troubleshooting BizTalk Server with SOAP Adapter

Brief Description

Troubleshooting techniques when using Microsoft BizTalk Server with the SOAP Adapter

Overview

This whitepaper includes troubleshooting techniques when using Microsoft BizTalk Server with the SOAP Adapter.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0297745b-7636-4f4d-ab44-62d1abe2330d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR

Brief Description

Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR
Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR implements support for SQL Server 2008.

Overview

In addition to providing support for SQL Server 2008 database projects, this release incorporates many previously released Power Tools as well as several new features. The new features include distinct Build and Deploy phases, Static Code Analysis and improved integration with SQL CLR projects.
Database Edition no longer requires a Design Database. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to install an instance of SQL Express or SQL Server prior to using Database Edition.
SQL Server Support

  • SQL Server 2008
    • All new data types:
      • Intrinsic (date, datetime2, datetimeoffset, time)
      • Built-in SQL CLR types (geography, geometry, hierarchyid)
    • New DML
      • Merge, table parameters, …
  • SQL Server Configuration Options
    • Server option settings will be verified prior to deployment or set during deployment
      Additional 1st Class Object Type Support
    • Rules, defaults, Asymmetric keys, symmetric keys, certificates, …

Projects

  • Server Projects
    • Server objects and option settings may be implemented in a separate Server Project
    • This enables a team to define a standard a configuration for their SQL servers and reference it from their Database Projects
  • Partial projects
    • Allowing code sharing between projects by including files from a different project, where the code is included as-is from the originating project and the source code control ownership remains with the originating project
    • This enables code reuse and single sourcing while having a single deployment unit
  • Composite projects
    • References to other database projects or .dbschema files that contribute to the same deployment unit.
    • This enables the separation of development roles and responsibilities and composition of Databases using multiple projects.

Single sourcing of external artifacts

  • SQL-CLR references allow the user to create a reference to a SQL-CLR project or SQL-CLR assembly. This automatically becomes an ASSEMBLY type in the Database Project

Build and Deploy

  • The Build process now produces a separate portable schema output that is fed in to a redistributable deployment engine
  • A redistributable deployment engine. For example, to implement a setup application that deploys the Database Project.

Refactoring

  • Preservation of Intent
    • Enables the deployment of refactoring changes as intended by the user (renames are deployed as renames not as drop/add statements for example)

New Refactoring Operations

  • Wildcard Expansion
  • Move Schema
  • Fully Qualify
  • Extensibility point which enables the ability to develop and deploy custom refactoring types and targets

Schema Compare

  • Now supports comparing Projects, Databases or dbschema files in any combination. For example, Project to Project, which has not been possible until now.
  • Object Type Filtering
  • Additional ignore filtering options

T-SQL Static Code Analysis

  • Including the ability to develop and deploy custom rules

Dependency Viewer

  • View the dependency relationship between objects in your schema

Unit testing

  • Supports execution with other ADO.NET providers

Data Generation

  • Design-time enhancements
    • Smaller .dgen file
    • Support for undo/redo
    • Foreign key replacement
    • Separation of population status into new display window
  • Runtime enhancements
    • By default uses SqlBulkCopy to populate target tables
    • Capability to register different outputs for generated data – i.e. generate to Excel or to file so you can use BCP to load
    • By registering a custom output we have the capability to execute scripts at different points during data generation (i.e. before start/after completion or before/after a table

Extensibility

  • Data Generators
  • Statistical Data Distribution
  • Test Conditions
  • Static Code Analysis Rules
  • Refactoring Types
  • Refactoring Target

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb3ad767-5f69-4db9-b1c9-8f55759846ed&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting 2009 Transaction Migration Update

Brief Description

This download updates Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 to enable import of transactions from Intuit QuickBooks.

Overview

This download updates Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 to enable import of transactions from Intuit QuickBooks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=519cc00f-229b-4d56-9dc7-6d62013859fb&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting 2009 Connector

Brief Description

This download allows programs that are built to integrate with Office Accounting 2009 to connect to an instance of Office Accounting 2009 that is installed on a remote computer.

Overview

This download allows programs that are built to integrate with Office Accounting 2009 to connect to an instance of Office Accounting 2009 that is installed on a remote computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33fbd624-0870-460b-9b85-37fc24cf6bd7&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 Software Development Kit Documentation

Brief Description

October 2008
This package contains the product documentation for Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2.

Overview

The Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 SDK Documentation is the Silverlight product standalone documentation provided for download. It is in CHM format (compiled HTML) and can be viewed on a PC or by installing a CHM reader on MAC.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bce7684a-507b-4fc6-bc99-6933cd690cab&DisplayLang=en

Office Accounting Software Development Kit

Brief Description

This download includes the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft Office Accounting.

Overview

The Microsoft Office Accounting Software Development Kit shows developers how to use the Office Accounting platform to create custom solutions and to integrate their products with Office Accounting.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0d9fa476-c445-4d07-b8aa-f37e3c5ead9b&DisplayLang=en

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services) Beta

Brief Description

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0 , MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes.

Overview

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0 , MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). MSXML 4.0 SP3 provides a number of security and reliability bug fixes. For more information about MSXML 4.0 SP3 see the release notes.
Support for MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft XML Core Services) Beta can be received by visiting the Microsoft Connect to discuss issues and send feedback. For additional information regarding MSXML, visit Microsoft XML Team's WebLog.
Release Notes
MSXML4 SP3 Beta Release Notes

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=186e0a23-022d-49ac-a7af-a618269ede8f&DisplayLang=en

Best Practices Using BizTalk Adapter Pack 1.0

Brief Description

This article provides you with the best solutions for implementing and achieving optimal performance, scalability, and functionality in your applications.

Overview

This article provides you with the best solutions for implementing and achieving optimal performance, scalability, and functionality in your applications; it also covers best practices when using the Microsoft® BizTalk® Adapter Pack as stand-alone or in association with Microsoft BizTalk Server and offers suggestions that can help you optimize the design of your application.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=100cd156-1188-4ae6-9760-299ca1cdfbdc&DisplayLang=en

Positioning BizTalk Adapter Pack over Previous BizTalk Server Adapters and over Previous ADO.NET Providers

Brief Description

This article shows how BizTalk Adapter Pack provides rapid application development out of the box to custom .NET applications spanning connectivity to various systems and databases.

Overview

The design of Microsoft BizTalk Server provides integrated adapters to different data sources. While this was great in the beginning of the Enterprise System Bus (ESB) world, this has changed. Typically there are customers for whom it is not feasible to run a full-blown middleware component to connect heterogeneous systems, and a new approach in design was taken. This article shows how BizTalk Adapter Pack provides rapid application development out of the box to custom .NET applications spanning connectivity to various systems and databases.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a630157c-6061-46c0-9c6e-7d2f6a9ab404&DisplayLang=en

Security, Policy & Compliance

Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2006

Brief Description

This update causes ISA Server to use random source ports for UDP sessions created by access rules which serve hosts in networks for which ISA Server defines a network address translation (NAT) relationship.

Overview

This update resolves the issue described in Microsoft Article 956910, DNS queries that are sent across a firewall do not use random source ports after you install security update 953230 (MS08-037). With this update, ISA Server allocates a large set of random UDP ports and then selects a port from this set for use in new UDP sessions.
You can disable it programmatically (there is no user interface).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e96a6e20-0c04-4c7d-9f3e-207b02ae29cc&DisplayLang=en

Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2000 - English

Brief Description
Overview

This update resolves the issue described in Microsoft Article 956910, DNS queries that are sent across a firewall do not use random source ports after you install security update 953230 (MS08-037).
You can disable this update programmatically (there is no user interface). With this update, ISA dynamically selects a random port for each new outbound UDP session.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1455d4e6-a0b5-4583-82f1-ee8239fca207&DisplayLang=en

Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition

Brief Description

This update causes ISA Server to use random source ports for UDP sessions created by access rules which serve hosts in networks for which ISA Server defines a network address translation (NAT) relationship.

Overview

This update resolves the issue described in Microsoft Article 956910, DNS queries that are sent across a firewall do not use random source ports after you install security update 953230 (MS08-037). With this update, ISA Server allocates a large set of random UDP ports and then selects a port from this set for use in new UDP sessions.
You can disable it programmatically (there is no user interface).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=55ce3623-2f7b-4900-9a2f-7e2aa2fe9c50&DisplayLang=en

Update to Mitigate MS08-037 UDP Behavior Across NAT for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition

Brief Description

This update causes ISA Server to use random source ports for UDP sessions created by access rules which serve hosts in networks for which ISA Server defines a network address translation (NAT) relationship.

Overview

This update resolves the issue described in Microsoft Article 956910,DNS queries that are sent across a firewall do not use random source ports after you install security update 953230 (MS08-037). With this update, ISA Server allocates a large set of random UDP ports and then selects a port from this set for use in new UDP sessions.
You can disable it programmatically (there is no user interface).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0ab83f12-653b-4be1-befe-594c4ef62baa&DisplayLang=en

Update for Root Certificates

Brief Description

This item updates the list of root certificates on your computer to the list that is accepted by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program.

Overview

This item updates the list of root certificates on your computer to the list that is accepted by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program. Adding additional root certificates to your computer enables you to use Extended Validation (EV) certificates in Internet Explorer 7, a greater range of security enhanced Web browsing, encrypted e-mail, and security enhanced code delivery. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f814ec0e-ee7e-435e-99f8-20b44d4531b0&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Code Name “Geneva”

Brief Description

Microsoft code name “Geneva”, an open platform for simplified user access based on claims.

Overview

Microsoft code name “Geneva”, an open platform for simplified user access based on claims. This release consists of three components: Geneva Framework for .NET developers, Geneva Server for IT Pros, and Windows CardSpace Geneva for users.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1e3c3efc-e980-4895-9095-86e51c1cd9d8&DisplayLang=en

Other

SQL Server 2008 Report Definition Language Specification

Brief Description

SQL Server 2008 RDL Spec

Overview

The goal of Report Definition Language (RDL) is to promote the interoperability of commercial reporting products by defining a common schema that allows interchange of report definitions. An important aspect to understand is that RDL is a schema definition, not a programmatic interface or protocol like HTTP or ODBC. RDL does not specify how report definitions are passed between applications or how reports are processed. Also, RDL is meant to be fully encapsulated; meaning that successfully interpreting an RDL document should not require any understanding of the source application.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a20c7af-52e8-4882-bd24-9479b3c7517d&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Toolkit v1.1 (32-Bit)

Brief Description

The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server.

Overview

The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server. The toolkit has the following components:

  • Error Reporting: The Error Reporting tool collects log files from your home computer and sends them to Microsoft. These log files are useful to Microsoft Support when troubleshooting problems you may encounter with Windows Home Server.
  • Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter: The Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter is a program that runs on your home computer to help troubleshoot problems you may encounter while installing the Connector software. The Connector Troubleshooter runs a series of tests to check the most common Connector Setup problems, and then it recommends possible solutions.
  • Windows Home Server Toolkit Add-in: You can also use the Troubleshooter to install a Windows Home Server Toolkit Add-in on your home server. With this Add-in, you can run troubleshooting tasks from the Windows Home Server Console Settings page.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=71ef4793-5f81-4ef7-8c7d-fe905094ab13&DisplayLang=en

Windows Home Server Toolkit v1.1 (64-Bit)

Brief Description

The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server.

Overview

The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server. The toolkit has the following components:

  • Error Reporting: The Error Reporting tool collects log files from your home computer and sends them to Microsoft. These log files are useful to Microsoft Support when troubleshooting problems you may encounter with Windows Home Server.
  • Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter: The Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter is a program that runs on your home computer to help troubleshoot problems you may encounter while installing the Connector software. The Connector Troubleshooter runs a series of tests to check the most common Connector Setup problems, and then it recommends possible solutions.
  • Windows Home Server Toolkit Add-in: You can also use the Troubleshooter to install a Windows Home Server Toolkit Add-in on your home server. With this Add-in, you can run troubleshooting tasks from the Windows Home Server Console Settings page.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c536513-e0bc-4594-86b2-e65c6ed809b6&DisplayLang=en