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  • Blog Post: Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-19 through 10-25

    We had three updated Knowledge Base articles for the week - one on Microsoft Update and two on WSUS.  Links and titles are below: ======== Microsoft Software Update Services 894199 - Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2008 Published...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory 971778 Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Released

    Just and FYI that we’ve released Microsoft Security Advisory 971778 . This discusses a new vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow affecting Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that is under limited attack. The advisory outlines information about the vulnerability and steps customers can take...
  • Blog Post: New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22

    Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB's but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I'm just now getting caught back up.  For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had one updated Knowledge Base article and it's our old familiar KB on SUS changes in content for 2008.  You probably have this...
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware sees big declines, plus the June 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Looks like the MSRC has some positive news regarding the recent security tightening around Autorun on the older Windows platforms.  Apparently the infection rate dropped pretty dramatically: The initial results are encouraging. As of May 2011, the number of infections found by the Malicious Software...
  • Blog Post: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 9-28 through 10-4

    We had one updated and eight new Knowledge Base articles for the week - five on Windows Update and four Microsoft Update.  Links and titles are below: ======== Windows Update 958040 - Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B"...
  • Blog Post: The March 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015 . This bulletin resolves one Critical-level...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases MS10-070 to all distribution channels

    Looks like the Microsoft Security Response Center has released MS10-070 to WSUS: Today we released out-of-band Security Update MS10-070 through the remainder of our standard distribution channels, including Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. We have completed our testing of these channels...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have 12 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and IIS (Internet Information Services). Three bulletins are rated Critical, and these are the bulletins we recommend for priority deployment: ...
  • Blog Post: The April 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Just an FYI that today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, 9 of which are Critical, and 8 rated Important.  These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 64 unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products:  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual...
  • Blog Post: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-12 through 10-18

    We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week - one on Windows Update and one on WSUS.  Links and titles are below: ======== Windows Update 900936 - Error code 0x8024402C when you try to install updates on Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites Published - Updated Desktop -- Windows...
  • Blog Post: New KB: Windows Update may encounter error 0x80240fff when updates published on an internal server have the same Product Name and Category Name

    Just a quick heads up on a new WSUS/Windows Update Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where after a Windows Update client connects to an internal server that has custom content published to it, the client encounters error code 0x80240fff. After encountering...
  • Blog Post: WSUS: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 8-10 through 8-23

    Back by popular demand are the weekly new Knowledge Base article lists and instead of just listing the new articles I'm listing any that have been updated as well.  Note that the list is not WSUS specific but includes anything relating to Windows or Microsoft Update.  Enjoy! ======== Error...
  • Blog Post: Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-26 through 11-1

    We had three updated Knowledge Base articles for the week - two on Microsoft Update and one on WSUS.  Links and titles are below: ======== Microsoft Update 949104 - How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer Published - Updated Microsoft Update...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory (968272) is now available

    The folks over on the MSRC blog just posted a note saying that Microsoft Security Advisory (968272) has now been published. They state that: This advisory contains information regarding public reports of a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel that could allow for remote code execution if...
  • Blog Post: The November 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletins are released

    It's the second Tuesday of the month which means it's time for our regular cycle of monthly security updates.  Today we're releasing three security bulletins that address 11 vulnerabilities. One of the bulletins has a Critical severity rating whereas the other two are rated as Important: MS10-087...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting and data gathering for WSUS

    I was working with the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the time was a site explaining...
  • Blog Post: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

    Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles describe the issues that are included in this update: 2530678...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework updates not being offered to Windows XP SP3 computers

    A week or so back I mentioned that KB943729 is detected as not applicable on Windows XP Service Pack 3 computers but I should also probably mention that this applies to a couple of the latest .NET Framework updates as well.  For example, you may have noticed that a .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0 update...
  • Blog Post: New WSUS KB: KB974500 - After you disable the "Download express installation files" option, client computers may be unable to receive new updates

    We had a new WSUS related Knowledge Base article published last week, this one describing an issue where after you disable the "Download express installation files" option in Windows Server Update Services 3.0, client computers may be unable to receive new updates: KB974500 - After you disable the...
  • Blog Post: New WSUS Knowledge Base article available: KB970605

    We had one new WSUS related KB article published last week, this one regarding an issue where even after configuring "delay restart for scheduled installations," client machines may reboot immediately after the installation of an update.  I have the link and title below: KB970605 - WSUS...
  • Blog Post: Two new Windows Update/Microsoft Update KB articles available

    Just an FYI that we had a couple Windows Update/Microsoft Update related Knowledge Base articles publish last week. I have the links and titles below: KB968002 - Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: 0x80070424 KB968003 - Error message when...
  • Blog Post: September 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Just a quick heads up that today we're releasing our Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the September Security Bulletins that are scheduled for release Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  This month we will be releasing 9 bulletins addressing 13 vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Information...
  • Blog Post: Updated Knowledge Base articles for 9-7 through 9-13

    We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week: One on WSUS and one on Microsoft Update.  The links and titles are below: ======== Microsoft Software Update Svcs 894199 - Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2008 Published - Updated...
  • Blog Post: The January 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical…. [ MSRC ] J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team...
  • Blog Post: Two new Update related KB articles for the week of April 26 – May 2, 2009

    We had two new Update related KBs that were published last week, both regarding errors you might get when installing SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 via Windows or Microsoft Update.  I have the links and titles below:   KB970674 - You receive error code 0x2b2f when using the Windows Update or...