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  • Blog Post: Recent Product Categories published to WSUS

    WSUS Admins: I'm behind on my new product category blog posts but this will 'catch me up". Most of you have discovered these two by now, but here here is the belated information. thanks and apologies for the delay - Bobbie New SMS 2003 Category WSUS has a new product family (Systems Management...
  • Blog Post: New Language Support for Vista Client Updates

    Hi WSUS Admins- Not sure you've seen today but we have added support for new locale support options (language) in WSUS, that will be used to support the upcoming Windows Vista product. These languages include: Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Slovak, Thai, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian...
  • Blog Post: ATI Radeon Graphic Card updates... 3892...

    A few people on the microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services newsgroup mentioned concern over a flood of ATI Radeon Graphic Card updates. There were close to 4000 sync'ed recently to their WSUS 3 and WSUS 2 servers, and there was worry that something strange had happened. Short answer: It's...
  • Blog Post: New Office 2007 Product Category

    There will be a new product category added to your WSUS server Products and Classifications dialog, under the Office family today. The new category will be titled Office 2007. The Office 2007 category will allow all classifications of updates to be offered to the 2007 Microsoft Office System product...
  • 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: WSUS 3 Developer's Blog: ready, set, go!

    Have you checked out our homepage lately? Who says you can't get something for nothing? http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/wsus/default.mspx
  • Blog Post: Updates for WSUS available today

    Hi Folks- Just wanted to let you know - today is the day two updates will be available to you to assist in your management and deployment of WSUS 3.0. First ,we are making an update available for WSUS 2.0 SP1, which will create a 3.0 "self update tree" on your WSUS 2.0 /SP1 servers. The self-update...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 3.0: Developers' Blog: MMC & WSUS (Part 1)

    As promised, some thoughts on one of the key technologies used in the next version of WSUS's UI. I'll try to key the titles with "Developers' Blog" - you can skip over the "color commentary" if you just want "How do I use WSUS" and "What's coming?" I'm pointedly trying to avoid revealing new features...
  • 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: A developer's point of view on WSUS 3.0...

    I've promised Bobbie that I'll try to get into the community a little more, and give the Developers' point of view. My name is Matthew Wetmore, and I've been with Microsoft a little over ten years. I was a Unix geek, and came to Microsoft when a recruiter responded to my complaints about various...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming RC beta information

    Hey WSUS Admins! Nice ending to the Superbowl I'd say! Hard to believe another Superbowl has come and gone. Have some news for you all. Keep in mind we've said WSUS 3.0 RC will ship 1st quarter, calendar year 07. Seems to me, 1st quarter is Jan, Feb and March and we're getting right into February already...
  • 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: WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - API samples...

    Things are starting to get a little quieter here as we finish out the final tasks for this release. One of those tasks is to help developers build on the product, and make something even better than what we're already providing. To that end, several of us are starting to work on short snippets of...
  • Blog Post: WSUS 3.0 Released Monday, April 30th 2007

    We are thrilled to announce that WSUS 3.0 has released today April 30th and is avaialble now on the Microsoft Download Center. Full information, documentation, samples and links to the bits can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus . We will release WSUS 3.0 via WU/MU (as an update to WSUS...
  • 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: Exchange: KB926666 - Update for 2007 daylight saving time (DST) changes for Exchange Server 2003 SP2

    Wanted to let everyone know that the Exchange has pushed out to Microsoft Update KB 926666> This update is configueed as an 'optional update' for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. Similar to the OS Blog for DST 2007 fix, there will be a time set in the future where the update will be elevated to...
  • Blog Post: Update on svchost/msi performance issue and 3.0 Client distribution plan

    Hi Folks In addition to the next week’s WSUS 3.0 release, we are making the new client portion available via the following plan to our customers who continue to experience performance issues like UI hang and long scan times. The new WUA client addresses these issues with deep architectural performance...
  • Blog Post: Exchange SE has released KB 924334 via Microsoft Update

    Exchange SE has released new updates today! Microsoft Update is now offering V2 of KB 924334 and has expired V1 of KB 924334 on Microsoft Update. KB 911829 is only available at the download center. It will not be offered via Microsoft Update since b oth updates have the same set of files i.e. the...
  • Blog Post: Where to check out the WSUS 3.0 community

    Please check out the WSUS 3.0 community for great peer, MVP, and subject matter expert support and, update management idea exchanges. Some locations inlcude: Newsgroups: Microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services Other great community sources of WSUS info: http://windowsconnected.com/blogs...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Product Category will appear in WSUS

    Hi Folks: There will be a new product category added to your WSUS server over the next day or two, under the Windows family. The new category will be titled “Windows Ultimate Extras.” Windows Ultimate Extras are programs, services, and premium content for Windows Vista™Ultimate. The Windows Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: WSUS and Office 2007 news

    Hey WSUS Admins - Happy New Year!! Hope you all had great holidays and good times with friends and family throughout!! As many of you experienced, or probably saw on the news, Seattle was an absolute weather war-zone right before Christmas , with record breaking rains and winds. After November's rains...
  • Blog Post: WDS update revision follow - up

    Hi Folks - I wanted to get back to you with more information and guidance around the Windows Desktop Search (WDS) issue and the results of our investigation today. As you know, Windows Desktop Search was published last February 07, as an optional update that was only applicable to systems which...
  • Blog Post: New Category for Microsoft Expression Product Family

    In the next few weeks, we are adding a new category to your WSUS server – Expression Media 2 . The category belongs to the Microsoft Expression product family. The category will include updates for Expression Media 2, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates. For additional...
  • 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: New SQL Product Category

    Hi WSUS Admins, Over the next couple of days, a new product category will be added to your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server under the Microsoft SQL Server family. (The SQL Server family was previously called just "SQL.") SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 products will be under the SQL...