SMS 2003: ITMU v3 requires two passes, two reboots, to deploy April 2010 security patches

We’ve been getting some calls about this one so I thought it deserved a mention here.  If you’re having some ITMU related issues with the April 2010 security patch install then you’ll want to take a quick read of this one.  Note that this issue only affects SMS 2003.  Our currently supported products, ConfigMgr 2007… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 02/10/2010

Today the WU/MU team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file addresses missing files for bulletin MS012-012 for Windows 2000 for the following language platforms only: Czech Denmark Greek Finland Hungary Italy Norway Polish Portuguese-Brazil Portuguese Russia Turkish If you do not use Windows 2000 in your environment, or if you do not… Read more

Troubleshooting patch installation issues on SMS 2003 ITMU with Exit Code 32788

I thought of blogging this information as it took a little bit of time to identify the root cause of the issue and I didn’t see it documented publicly anywhere.  Hopefully if you run into the same issue this will help you find a quick solution. Symptom: Patch installation fails with the following error: ERROR:… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 08/03/2009

This afternoon the WU/MU team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file address several reported issues with last Tuesday’s release of the security bulletins MS09-034 and MS09-035. Most of these problems were limited in nature, but we recommend that .cab users download and run this newer version of the .cab file. Thanks, The… Read more

SMS 2003 SP3 ITMU scan fails with WSUSScn2.CAB released on June 23rd

We’ve seen some issues reported over the past couple of days where the SMS 2003 SP3 ITMU scan is failing on some or all clients with code 87 (The parameter is incorrect).  When this occurs, the SMSWusHandler.log contains entries similar to the following on the failure: ERROR: UpdateSearcher::Search() failed. An error occurred when searching with… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 4/14/2009

In yesterdays (4/14/2009) initial  WSUSScn2.cab release from the MU/WU team, there was an issue causing the update for KB923561 for the Czechoslovakian language to be incorrectly detected and offered.  This issue was addressed and a revision to this update was published.  This revision also caused a new cab to created and released at 3:00pm Pacific… Read more