WSUS will not offer the App-V 4.5 SP2 update if you do not have Microsoft Application Error Reporting installed

Just a quick FYI that we just published revised detection logic for Microsoft App-V 4.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) so that WSUS will not offer the App-V 4.5 SP2 update if you do not have Microsoft Application Error Reporting installed on the Microsoft Application Virtualization client. To install Microsoft Application Error Reporting, follow these steps:… Read more

The August 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Looks like another patch Tuesday is upon us and the Microsoft Security Response Center blog has a great write up on what to expect this month: Hello all. As part of our usual cycle of monthly updates, today Microsoft is releasing 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity… Read more

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046 released today

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Windows Shell. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if the icon of a specially crafted shortcut is displayed. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights… Read more

Microsoft Security Advisory 2286198 Updated

Looks like the Microsoft Security Response Team announced an update to 2286198: We’ve just updated Microsoft Security Advisory 2286198 to let customers know that we now have an automated "Fix It" available to implement the workaround we first outlined in our original posting on Friday, July 16, 2010. More information is available in the KB… Read more

WSUS will start syncing drivers designated as “Important”

We would like to notify you of a change you will see starting next week.  If your WSUS settings are configured to synchronize the “Drivers” update classification then your server will start syncing drivers designated as “Important.” Important drivers are ones known to address a critical issue. Typically they fix a reliability issue that impacts… Read more

New Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool category coming to WSUS

A new product category called Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool will be added under the product family called Windows Small Business Server.  The new category will include critical updates for the Microsoft® Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool. Updates offered through this category will apply only to computers running the Migration… Read more

Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you

I know this isn’t necessarily specific to WSUS but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we’re rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and various levels… Read more

Security Advisory 2219475 released along with Webcast Q&A

I’m sure you’re already aware of this but in case you somehow managed to miss it, Security Advisory 2219475 was released last Thursday.  You can read all the details here but I have the synopsis below: Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a possible vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center function that… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 6/9/2010

Yesterday the Windows Update / Microsoft Update team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file addresses supersedence logic for Bulletin MS10-035.  The supersedence of KB980182 was replaced by KB978207. We recommend that .CAB users download and run this newer version of the .CAB file. Thanks, The Windows Update / Microsoft Update Team… Read more

New WSUS Category and Product Family for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5

I saw that the WSUS product team announced a new product category for App-V 4.5 and figured you might like a heads up about it here.  To quote the product team: "We will be adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Microsoft Application Virtualization.  The Microsoft Application Virtualization product family will include… Read more