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Best Practice Analyzer for WSUS
Greetings WSUS users, Some of you might not know that Windows Server 2008 R2 has released an update that added new Best Practice Rules to various Server Manager roles, including one for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). For more information on Best Practice Analyzer, please read this interesting...
29 Jul 2010
“Important” drivers will start being targeted to WSUS.
WSUS Admins – We would like to notify you of a change you will see starting next week. If your WSUS settings are configured to synchronize the “Drivers” update classification then your server will start syncing drivers designated as “Important.” Important drivers...
16 Jul 2010
New Product under Windows for EU Browser Choice Update
There will be a new product category added to your WSUS server under the existing Windows family titled “EU Browser Choice Update-For Europe Only” to support the release of the EU Browser Choice update (KB976002). The Browser Choice update is a software update for Windows that Microsoft is required to...
27 Apr 2010
New Category for Expression Web 3
Hi WSUS Admins, There is a new product category being added to the WSUS Products and Classifications dialog under the product family “Expression”. The new product category is for Expression Web 3. The Expression Web 3 product category will include updates for Expression Web 3, including service packs...
16 Nov 2009
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...
13 Aug 2009
The 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 coming to WSUS in April
Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Office System will be made available to Windows Server Update Services in April, classified as a service pack. Service Pack 2 includes some significant work, including: built-in ability to save as ODF & PDF formats, improvements to Outlook’s performance and calendar reliability...
9 Apr 2009
.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...
26 Feb 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
Silverlight now available
Hi WSUS Admins: Just a friendly reminder, the latest Silverlight update rollup was released today. So if you have Silverlight deployed in your environment make sure you validate and approve it to continue Silverlight’s serviceability in your managed environment. If you haven’t deployed Silverlight...
20 Oct 2008
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...
7 Oct 2008
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...
17 Sep 2008
WinVerifyTrust update will be mandatory for WSUS
Good morning folks, A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Windows Vista Service Pack 1’s availability to WSUS. In that post, we mentioned that you should install the WinVerifyTrust update ( KB 938759 ) if you are running your WSUS server on a Windows 2003 server to prevent Windows Vista SP1 from...
19 Jun 2008
Client/Server Synchronization issues
Good morning! Now that you are all back from TechEd, I wanted to address an issue that a couple of folks contacted us about regarding some client/server synchronization issues they were experiencing in their WSUS environment. Issue: Computers that have Office 2003 or components of Office...
18 Jun 2008
Windows Vista SP1 available to WSUS
Hi everyone, Quick update on Windows Vista SP1’s availability to WSUS. As I mentioned previously, we are planning on making the full standalone version of the service pack directly available to WSUS shortly (it’s been available for the last couple months in the MU catalog). Before we do so, we...
5 Jun 2008
Hyper-V RC available on Windows Update
Folks, Today, April 8, the Windows Update team is making the Hyper-V Release Candidate package available as an "Optional Update" via Windows Update for all Windows Server 2008 SKUs. It will also be published as an "Optional Update" to WSUS. For more detailed instructions, please refer to How to Install...
8 Apr 2008
Vista SP1 for WSUS 3.0 servers is coming
Good afternoon folks! I just wanted to let you know that we are planning on providing some guidance for the community next week to coincide with the availability of Vista SP1 to WSUS, please check back next week for more information, thank you! Cecilia Cole | WSUS Program Manager
19 Mar 2008
Silverlight is now available to Windows Vista systems
Hello folks! I wanted to refresh your memory regarding a post we published a month ago about a new product family called Silverlight. Starting today, it will be available as a feature pack for WSUS admins, and MU users will see it as an optional update. Enjoy! Thank you. Cecilia Cole...
20 Feb 2008
WSUS 3.0 SP1 is now RTM!!!
Dear WSUS users, I am very excited to announce the release of WSUS 3.0 SP1, now live and ready for download! This is a significant release that represents a huge milestone for all involved and we thank you greatly for your feedback and support throughout the life cycle of this project. WSUS...
7 Feb 2008
Internet Explorer 7 to be distributed via WSUS February 12, 2008
Folks, I wanted to bring to your attention that on February 12 , Microsoft will release the IE7 Installation and Availability update to WSUS marked as an Update Rollup package. What this means is that this update will automatically flow only to clients of WSUS severs that have been configured to auto...
23 Jan 2008
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...
21 Jan 2008
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...
8 Jan 2008
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...
25 Oct 2007
WDS revision update, expanded applicability rules, auto-approve revisions
Some customers have reported that update package for KB917013 was being deployed to WSUS clients without having approved the update for installation on their WSUS servers. The original update release, released February 2007 as an optional update, was only applicable on systems which had a version of...
24 Oct 2007
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...
7 Sep 2007
Content Information Sources
Hi Folks - Want to make sure you all know that if you want to stay up on important information re: update content coming to WSUS servers, be sure to check the Microsoft Update team blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/mu/ . Today for example, there is a posting re: the new name for the Windows Live Mail...
17 Aug 2007
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