Support Tip: Many new revisions of updates may be downloaded by the WSUS server

UPDATE – 12/4/2012: The System Center Configuration Manger team has released a hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783466) to address the re-downloading and redistributing issues described by this post.  To minimize further impact, it is strongly suggested that all Configuration Manager 2007 admins install the hotfix immediately to all Configuration Manager 2007 primary and secondary site servers.  ===== Microsoft… Read more

KB: Windows Update Standalone Installer (WUSA) returns 0x5 ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when deploying .msu files through WinRM and Windows Remote Shell

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Windows Update Standalone Installer (WUSA) returns 0x5 ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when deploying Windows Update .msu files through Windows Remote Management. ===== Symptoms Windows Update Standalone Installer (WUSA) returns 0x5 ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED when deploying Windows Update .msu files through Windows Remote Management 2.0 and… Read more

KB: The Windows Server Update Services console crashes when browsing for updates

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and generates an Event ID 7053. ===== Symptoms The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and displays the following error message: An unexpected… Read more

October 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Security Advisory 2661254 addressing trust certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bit key lengths. One additional question was answered after the webcast. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We… Read more

You may notice an increased number of updates related to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2749655

As a WSUS administrator, you may experience the need to approve an increased amount of updates due to yesterday’s security announcement. Please be informed that the increased number of updates may be related to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2749655. For more information, please see this post from the MSRC. J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer |… Read more

Security Advisory 2749655

As a WSUS administrator, you may experience the need to approve an increased amount of updates. Please be informed that the increase number of updates may be related to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2749655. For more information, please see this post from the MSRC.   WSUS Team… Read more

Welcome to the 1024-bit world and the October security updates

As previously mentioned in the Advance Notification blog on Thursday, today we’re releasing seven bulletins, one Critical-class and six Important-class bulletins. Before we discuss those releases, let’s take a closer look at the Security Advisories we also released today. Security Advisory 2661254 We began discussing this issue in June, and originally released this advisory in… Read more

Approving Dynamic Updates

Updates under Windows 8 Dynamic Update Category are used by Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to obtain critical driver, component and setup improvements during initial setup. These updates are automatically obtained by PCs during setup.  In environments managed by WSUS, SCCM or Intune, it’s important to approve this category to ensure your devices have… Read more

Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues

Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10, in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who do not use automatic updates should apply the guidance… Read more

Advance Notification Service for October 2012 Security Bulletin Release

Today we’re providing advance notification of the release of seven bulletins, one Critical and six Important, for October 2012. The Critical bulletin addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word. The six Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Windows, Microsoft Office, and SQL Server. This release will also address the issue in FAST Search Server first described in… Read more