An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. Issues that are fixed This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 provide updates to computers that… Read more

Support tip: Installation of KB2720211 fails with Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error

Consider a scenario where you have encountered issues with the installation of KB2720211 (An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available) which forced you to remove and reinstall WSUS. Afterward, when reinstalling 2720211 it fails to install and in the MWusSetup.txt file you find the following: 2012-07-01 15:45:58 Success CustomActions.Dll… Read more

An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles describe the issues that are included in this update: 2530678 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530678/ ) System Center Update Publisher does… Read more

Autorun-Related Malware sees big declines, plus the June 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Looks like the MSRC has some positive news regarding the recent security tightening around Autorun on the older Windows platforms.  Apparently the infection rate dropped pretty dramatically: The initial results are encouraging. As of May 2011, the number of infections found by the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) per scanned computer declined by 59 percent… Read more

The May 2011 Security Bulletin Release is Here

Just in case you somehow managed to miss the announcement, the May security bulletin release is upon us.  For all the details, including a video by Microsoft’s own Jerry Bryant, see the Microsoft Security Response Center blog here. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog:… Read more

New KB: Windows Update may encounter error 0x80240fff when updates published on an internal server have the same Product Name and Category Name

Just a quick heads up on a new WSUS/Windows Update Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where after a Windows Update client connects to an internal server that has custom content published to it, the client encounters error code 0x80240fff. After encountering this error, the client can no… Read more

The April 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Just an FYI that today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, 9 of which are Critical, and 8 rated Important.  These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 64 unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products:  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, SMB, .NET Framework and GDI+.  I did want to point out that… Read more

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2524375

Today we’re releasing Security Advisory 2524375, to address nine fraudulent digital certificates issued by Comodo Group Inc, a root certificate authority. Comodo has since revoked the digital certificates. This is not a Microsoft security vulnerability; however, one of the certificates potentially affects Windows Live ID users via login.live.com. These certificates may be used to spoof… Read more

The March 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015. This bulletin resolves one Critical-level and one Important-level vulnerability affecting certain media files in all versions of… Read more

New KB: General guidance on optimizing WSUS client performance

After deploying a WSUS server, you may experience the following performance issues on clients: 1. You may experience prolonged high CPU utilization when you scan for updates or when you install updates. 2. The scans fail. This article provides general guidelines for optimizing the performance of the clients and for fixing the issue if the… Read more