March 2011

March 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A


Hosts:                 Dustin Childs, Sr. Security Program Manager, MSRC

                            Jerry Bryant, Group Manager, Response Communications

Website:             TechNet/security

Chat Topic:        March 2011 Security Bulletin Release
Date:                   Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Q: We are having a large percentage of Windows 7 lab machines (different hardware) that are stuck in the pre-boot environment with this message: Error C000009A applying update operation 118774 of 333148 (\Registry\...) Have any of your other customers seen this problem? I believe the issue is with SP1.

A: We have been tracking this issue in support and believe that there may be an issue with a corrupt language pack.  You may wish to uninstall your add-on language packs prior to upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 if you are concerned that you may experience this issue.  The solution for dealing with a system that is already experiencing this issue is documented at this link:


Why am I receiving "Error C000009A" after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?


Q: I have uninstalled Groove completely from Office 2007, yet I am still offered MS11-016 (post reboot, post decline update and restore hidden updates), is this normal behavior? Affected files are not installed (but are cached).

A: Correct because the files are cached (and can be reinstalled at a later time) we update the bits so that in the future if you decide to reinstall Groove you will have the security update.


Q: Microsoft needs to distinguish between the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) scan and what the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) utility provides.  Do they overlap?  Are they discrete?  Do they duplicate?



Q: Why isn't the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) 7 for down-level clients (XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008) available as an MSI so it can be deployed via Active Directory? It would be appreciated if it would be repackaged including the MS11-017 fixes and or any Windows 7 SP1 enhancements.

A: We are unable to include a specific security update in a product and re-release the entire product. We recommend that customers install the security update for the affected product. New versions of any product will always contain the fixes for previously affected products that were released as a security bulletin.


Q: I have not seen Windows 7 Service Pack 1 in WSUS yet, when is it coming through this channel?

A: Windows 7 SP1 was made available on WSUS on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.