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.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...
27 Feb 2009
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...
8 Oct 2008
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...
18 Apr 2008
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...
14 Aug 2009
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 ...
2 Dec 2008
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...
22 Apr 2008
Platform Update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Hello WSUS admins, Here’s some additional information on the recently announced Platform Update for Windows Vista and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008. These two updates are part of a broader set of updates being offered to improve the interoperability of earlier versions of Windows with...
27 Oct 2009
More news regarding WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Update
Following up on last week’s entry, WSUS 3.0 SP1 will be available today, Tuesday, March 25 to WSUS, Windows Update site and Catalog site. The Service Pack will gradually be released through the Automatic Update pipeline starting about 14 days after this date to WSUS servers or machines just running the...
25 Mar 2008
Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Window Server 2008 SP1 Server Manager
The following instructions enable WSUS administrators to setup WSUS to install WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Window Server 2008 SP1 Server Manager. The following update packages are used to upgrade previous versions of WSUS only and are not part of this discussion: Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1...
16 Jan 2009
Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Windows Server 2008 SP2 Server Manager
By default, Windows Server 2008 SP2 includes the ability to install the Windows Server Update Services Role Service by using Server Manager. This role lets you use the MMC Server Manager snap-in and wizards to install, configure, and manage WSUS 3.0 SP1. This behavior is different from Windows Server...
13 May 2009
.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...
7 May 2009
Critical Security Update released today
WSUS Admins: Please ensure you have synched your WSUS servers and deployed the critical security update released today, 10/23/2008 to your environments. For more information see: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 .
23 Oct 2008
Modified Product Family – Office Communications Server & Office Communicator appearing in WSUS
Hi WSUS Admins, Just wanted to give you a heads up, later this month you will see the product family called "Office Communications Server" updated to “Office Communications Server & Office Communicator”. This category will contain updates to components offered for various components of Microsoft...
8 Oct 2008
WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Update coming soon!
WSUS 3.0 SP1 will be available on Windows Update within the next few weeks. The package behavior is: 1. Upgrade all previous versions of WSUS starting with WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0 RTM running on Windows 2003 SP1+ 2. All upgrades will require user interaction. 3. This service pack package will...
20 Mar 2008
New Product Family Name for Visual Studio coming soon
Hello folks, Just some product family and product name housekeeping we want to keep you updated on. Very soon, the "Visual Studio" product family will be renamed to "Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables". The reason for the change is to more accurately reflect the various developer related...
12 Oct 2009
Expired Update KB977724
WSUS Admins, Yesterday, March 10, 2010 at 1:00pm Pacific Time, we expired the update KB977724, Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System, released 3/9/10. For more information about this update expiration please refer to the Office Sustained Engineering Blog. Thanks, The MU team
11 Mar 2010
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