Vista SP1 will be distributed via Microsoft Update Catalog


[Correction:  The Vista SP1 package will be availabe via the Microsoft Update Catalog – I’ll provide a link to the KB article detailing how to import Vista SP1 into Essentials once the article is live!] 


Windows Vista SP1 will be released as an update on Microsoft Update (MU) Catalog. The patch is very large and there is a bug in Windows Server 2003 in the WinVerifyTrust API that will cause signing validation to fail.


What this means is that once you approve this update on a System Center Essentials 2007 server on a Windows Server 2003 server, every time the server sync’s from MU it will redownload the package, fail the cert validation, and so the download will fail. The problem will continue until you install the WinVerifyTrust patch on the System Center Essentials server. This patch is a hotfix (not a public GDR), so is not intended to be widely distributed. We recommend it only be installed on the System Center Essentials server itself.


You can obtain this hotfix here:


Windows Server Update Services cannot download large Windows update files in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888303/en-us


Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous says:

    You cannot distribute or install a software package in Windows Server 2003 if the software package contains a very large signed file:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938759/en-us

    You need to reference that hotfix which is for Win2k3 sp1 and Win2k3 sp2

  2. Anonymous says:

    As noted on the System Center Essentials Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenteressentials/archive

  3. Anonymous says:

    EDIT — the proper hotfix is: You cannot distribute or install a software package in Windows Server 2003

  4. Anonymous says:

    Windows Vista service pack 1 is due "any time now". Various on-line blogs and articles are