Windows Vista SP1 Prerequisite KB937287

Back in February, we posted about the release of a couple of prerequisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 1.  While several million customers installed the updates successfully, you may have read that a few customers experienced an endless reboot cycle while installing one of the prerequisites: KB937287, the Servicing Stack Update (SSU), which contains the…

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Reminder: Office 2003 SP3 Automatic Distribution Begins Today

    Office 2003 SP3 has been available interactively on MU for many months now, but, as you may remember from our post last month, today marks the beginning of automatic distribution to MU users.    We’ve heard great feedback from customers who’ve already installed SP3, and feel confident in distributing it to the many…

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Another note regarding KB935509…

We had a small number of early customer reports, that in some cases, this update (KB935509) was being offered for installation on all Windows Vista editions vs. just Ultimate and Enterprise.  A quick adjustment of the applicability logic was released shortly there-after to refine the edition offering behavior. For systems set to download and install updates…

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Note regarding KB935509…

Hi all,   Just dropping a quick line to let you know about one of the updates we’re releasing this week to Windows Update (it’s a little different than usual).  The update, KB935509, is a prerequisite to Windows Vista Service Pack 1, which will be coming later this quarter.   The update is being released…

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WSUS admins… additional updates from Windows Live (Photo Gallery and Toolbar)

Today, Windows Live will release two additional critical updates: 1.     Update for Windows Live Photo Gallery (KB 944990) 2.     Update For Windows Live Toolbar (KB 944786)   Update for Windows Live Photo Gallery (KB 944990) This critical update will apply to the latest version of Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta users. The RTM version of…

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WSUS Admins…Windows Live BETA applications are being updated to their released (RTM) versions

Today Windows Live will ship two updates: 1.     Update for Windows Live Mail (KB 944990) 2.     Update for Windows Live Writer (KB 944990)   These updates will apply to all Windows Live Mail Beta and Windows Live Writer Beta users. The RTM version of this software fixes critical issues, performance issues, and bugs in the…

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WSUS Admins…New Product Categories appearing in WSUS

A new product family called Microsoft HealthVault is being added.  Microsoft HealthVault enables consumers to store health and fitness information for themselves and their family in a single place in the cloud, and manage their wellness in new ways with an emerging breed of applications and websites.  A new product category called HealthVault Connection Center…

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WSUS Admins – New and modified categories for the Windows Live product family

In early September 2007, you will see eight new / modified product categories in the Windows Live family of products.   Following are the categories – 1.     Windows Live contains updates/upgrades for all Windows Live programs. All Windows Live programs are compatible with both Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. 2.     Messenger Installation and…

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WSUS Admins – Windows Live Mail Category Rename

Starting 8/17, we are renaming the Windows Live Mail category (under the Windows Live product family) to Mail Installation and Upgrades. The Mail Installation and Upgrades category contains installation and upgrade files for an e-mail program that allows users to manage multiple e-mail accounts, newsgroups, and RSS feeds in one place. This program combines elements of…

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WSUS and Windows Server 2003 Sp2

WSUS admins… a quick note regarding the delivery of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.   We have discovered that in some instances Windows Server 2003 SP2 fails to install automatically.  While we investigate further, we have changed the behavior of the service pack so that it requires user interaction (i.e. flagging it for “Requires…

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