Hi Folks; Got a lot of feedback today on the size of the SQL Server 2005 SP1 update released to WSUS 5/23. Most folks were reporting approx 6.7GB download size. After digging into this issue we found there was an issue with the metadata where the per language filters were failing to be ‘caught’. So as many of you have reported, regardless of what language filters you had selected in the WSUS synchronization options, you still synched the entire package for all languages. This did not repro in our pre-publication testing which was why it’s taken all day to determine the reason.
I’m sure most of you would have appreciated having a heads up with respect to the overall size of the update coming down the pipe so you could adjust your synch and auto-approval options accordingly. Had I known this was the overall size you would have certainly recieved that heads up! While I published the info on the SP1 coming to the WSUS TechCenter content page, the size was incorrect & for just one update in the package – and not the overall update. That will be corrected. The size for teh overall package is ~ 6.7 GBs, your language selections will reduce that size (for example English only will be ~ 1.8 GB). We have revised the update with corrected metadata and are republishing tonight. The revision is only to the metadata, so if you have synched the files for the update, they will not synch again. Likewise, if you have installed the SP on any clients, there is no need to reinstall as there have been no binary changes.
thnks – Bobbie