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  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 SP1 and Family Update Information

    Hi WSUS Admins: We’ve noticed some confusion about the recently released updates for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. So, let’s see if we can help clarify the differences in the packages. These updates apply to x86 and x64 computers. The detailed update descriptions describe both the platform...
  • Blog Post: New BizTalk Server Product Family and Host Integration Server Product Categories coming soon to WSUS

    Hi WSUS Admins, Just wanted to let you know in a few days you will see a new product family in your WSUS server – BizTalk Server. The BizTalk Server product family will include updates for Host Integration Server 2000, Host Integration Server 2004, and Host Integration Server 2006. For additional...
  • Blog Post: Managing changes from a WSUS Server

    There are multiple ways updates can be deployed through WSUS to client machines (“client machines” mean clients of the WSUS server - the machines may be running either client or server operating systems). This posting describes these mechanisms and the way they can be controlled by the administrator...
  • Blog Post: Office Geniune Advantage (OGA) notification update release (KB949810)

    WSUS Admins: On April 15 th the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) notifications update (KB949810) was inadvertently published to WSUS servers for approximately twenty-four hours. This update was intended for Microsoft Office users in the pilot countries of Italy, Spain, Turkey and Chile, but because...
  • Blog Post: Re-offer reports confirmed for KB973869

    Hi Folks – We have investigated reports that the KB973869 (MS09-037) update is re-offered through Automatic Updates and Windows Update on some x64 systems, after it has already been installed. We have identified some limited scenarios where this is occurring with Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP x64...
  • Blog Post: New Product Family Coming

    Hi WSUS Admins, Soon you will see a new product category family called PlayReady PC Runtime for Windows Media Center. Associated updates for the PlayReady PC Runtime will not be made available to WSUS for synchronizing as they are available only to Windows Media Player via the Windows Update API ...
  • Blog Post: Auto Approval rules when EULA acceptance is required

    WSUS Admins; We’ve seen a little bit of confusion around the specific WSUS behavior with the OGA update. As most of you know the package is expired, so it’s no longer available to your WSUS servers. Also, not to bore the experts who know this, auto-approval rules don’t apply to updates that require...
  • Blog Post: New product family, Silverlight coming Tuesday 1/22/08

    WSUS Admins, happy Monday! I wanted to remind you that a new Microsoft product family called Silverlight will be available to WSUS customers this Tuesday, January 22nd. Silverlight blends animation, audio/video, and interactivity on your Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers...
  • Blog Post: New Product Category CAPICOM under the "SDK Components" product family

    CAPICOM is an ActiveX control, scriptable interface, and COM object redistributed by Microsoft, 3rd party applications, and web sites. More information about the functionality offered through CAPICOM is available on MSDN in the whitepaper "About CAPICOM". As CAPICOM can be redistributed by 3rd party...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Released to WSUS

    Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 was released to Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services earlier today, Tuesday, June 28. This service pack includes many interesting improvements and is also a rollup of all fixes that have previously been released for Office 2010 and...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Family Update package revisions coming soon!

    Hi WSUS Admins, Just a heads up to let you know we will be releasing revised .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Family Update packages to address confusion caused from the initial release on 1/27/2009. In these revised packages, we’ve made 2 changes: 1. We’ve reduced the file size of the...