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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - API samples... (part 2) 3 more scripts coming

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/sus/server/default.mspx?mfr=true Sorry it's a bit of a slow process - but we're still trying to trickle out more API examples based on scenario requests from customers and ISVs. 3 more scripts will be up sometime today, including: Importing...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: WSUS 3 Developer's Blog - automated reporting tips and tricks - trending data for approved updates

    In my last entry on new powershell API samples , I mentioned providing some tips and tricks for automated reporting from your WSUS server in conjunction with Excel. This will help walk you through creating a trending report for various interesting aspects of your deployment, and displaying it graphically...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...