New WSUS Category for Expression Web 3

Looks like there’s been a new category addition to WSUS: 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,… Read more

Questions and Answers from the November 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast

The good folks at the Microsoft Security Response Center announced that the questions and answers from the November Security Bulletin webcast have been posted along with the video from the webcast itself.  You can get all the details at http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/11/13/november-2009-security-bulletin-webcast.aspx. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Microsoft Security Advisory 977544 Released

Just in case you missed it, last Friday we released Security Advisory 977544 to provide information, including customer guidance, on a publicly reported Denial-of-Service (DoS) vulnerability affecting Server Messaging Block (SMB) Protocol. You can read all the details here. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for November 2009

Today, we released six security bulletins addressing a total of 15 vulnerabilities. Four affect Windows and Windows Server and two affect Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word). As we do every month, we have prepared our Risk & Impact and our Deployment Priority guidance to help customers assess risk to their environments and prioritize the… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

I know this isn’t WSUS specific but I thought it was something you’d appreciate hearing about nonetheless.   The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide… Read more

Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Just a heads up but the folks at the MSRC just announced their Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release: To help customers plan and prioritize for this month’s security updates, we wanted to let you know that we will be releasing 6 bulletins (three critical and three important) addressing 15 vulnerabilities, affecting… Read more

Automatic FixIt: You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

I asked the FixIt team for this a while back and they have delivered.  Now if you ever run into the symptoms below the chances are good we can automatically fix it with just a few clicks of the mouse: The Symptoms: When you use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a custom host… Read more

Update released for MS09-054

From the MSRC blog: Today we released an update 976749 that addresses two issues with MS09-054 that a limited number customers reported to us through our Customer Service and Support (CSS) group. These two issues can affect the proper display of web pages. For all the details see http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/11/02/update-released-for-ms09-054.aspx J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Upgrading WSUS Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2

I get this question every once in a while so I thought I’d share what I learned here.  We have two options to upgrade WSUS SP1 to SP2: 1. As an offer from Microsoft Update KB972455 is the WSUS SP2 update. If you want to see SP2 in the list of updates make sure you… Read more