Explaining the detection logic of MS08-052

Mike Johnson, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer for WSUS, recently sent me some interesting info on the detection logic in MS08-052 and why it may be a little confusing.  If you noticed that MS08-052 superseded MS08-040, but that MS08-052 is not detected as “needed” on some of the same SQL installations then Mike explains why:… Read more

More on throttling WSUS downloads

I know I’ve touched on this before thanks to WSUS Senior Support Engineer Ellis George, but throttling downloads continues to be a popular discussion topic so I thought I’d add to it a little using some tips from Joe Tindale, also a Senior Support Escalation Engineer for WSUS.  If you want to avoid all those… Read more

Updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-9 through 11-15

We had three updated Knowledge Base articles for the week.  One is the old familiar 894199 article but the other two are fairly new additions to the list.  Links and titles are below: ======== Microsoft Software Update Svcs 894199 – Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2008… Read more

November 2008 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions and Answers

Over on the MSRC blog they posted on the availability of this months webcast covering the questions regarding November’s security bulletins.  If you didn’t have the chance to attend then check out the webcast below to see what you missed. ======== During this month’s webcast we were able to address 12 questions in the time… Read more

WSUS clients install updates properly but don’t send any status reports back to the server

Here’s a cool tip and a cool tool that was sent to me by Joe Tindale, one of the top Support Escalation Engineers in our WSUS group.  If you find that your WSUS clients are not sending status updates back to the server then this is something you’ll want to check out: ================= Issue: You… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft November Security Bulletins

Just a quick FYI that we have  a webcast discussing the November security bulletins tomorrow at 11:00am PST: ======== Language(s): English. Product(s): Security. Audience(s): IT Professional. Duration: 60 Minutes Start Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview: On November 11, 2008, Microsoft released its monthly security bulletins. Join… Read more

November 2008 Bulletin Release

Over on the MSRC blog they have a post about the two bulletins included in the November 2008 bulleting release that came out today: ========= • MS08-068: Vulnerability in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957097). This has a severity rating of Important. • MS08-069: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code… Read more

Updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8

We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week.  One is the old familiar 894199 article but the other is a new addition to the list.  Links and titles are below: ======== Windows Update 902093 – How to read the Windowsupdate.log file Published – Updated EN-US Microsoft Software Update Svcs 894199 – Description of… Read more

News and Support information – Now on Twitter

Hi everyone, just a quick FYI that if you’re signed up for Twitter you can now receive Tweets on all the info I post here as well as some of the other sites I contribute to and monitor.  Just follow MSManageability and you’ll get them all.  So why Twitter?  Well, the main reason is because… Read more