Forefront Client Security (FCS) update coming to WSUS

Microsoft is releasing an update to the Forefront Client Security (FCS) v1 antimalware client on Thursday, June 18th. This update includes the following changes: Improvements to the FCS  kernel-mode driver. A change in how the component object model (COM) is used in Software Explorers. There is an issue present, only in Windows 2000, that causes it…


New Product Categories for Office Communicator R2 releases

Hello WSUS Admins, There are 2 new product categories being added to the WSUS Products and Classifications dialog, both under the product family “Office Communicator Server and Office Communicator”. The two new categories are:   Office Communications Server 2007 R2: The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 product category will include updates for the Microsoft® Office Communications…


WSUS 3.0 SP2 RC Program now available on Microsoft Connect!

I am very pleased to announce that WSUS 3.0 SP2 RC will be available to the general public today, May 26, via the Connect Site.  All you have to do is sign in to your Connect account or sign up now in order to participate in the RC program.This program is available to all registered and authenticated…


Get ready for Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

Hello WSUS Admins, The MU team has published information about the upcoming release of Vista and Win2k8 SP2 through WU and WSUS. You can find more information on their blog post here. As always, please review and prepare your environments for this release. Thanks! –The WSUS Team


New Product Family – Live Search

Hello WSUS Admins, Shortly we will be publishing a new top level category (product family) for WSUS – Live Search. The Live Search product family will include updates for all Live Search products. Under this product family we will be creating a category for:  Search Enhancement Pack – For all updates relating to the Search…


Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Windows Server 2008 SP2 Server Manager

By default, Windows Server 2008 SP2 includes the ability to install the Windows Server Update Services Role Service by using Server Manager. This role lets you use the MMC Server Manager snap-in and wizards to install, configure, and manage WSUS 3.0 SP1. This behavior is different from Windows Server 2008 SP1 where the administrator needed…


.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Family Update package revisions coming soon!

 Hi WSUS Admins, Just a heads up to let you know we will be releasing revised .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Family Update packages to address confusion caused from the initial release on 1/27/2009.  In these revised packages, we’ve made 2 changes: 1.       We’ve reduced the file size of the packages for…


The 2007 Office System Service Pack 2 coming to WSUS in April

Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Office System will be made available to Windows Server Update Services in April, classified as a service pack.  Service Pack 2 includes some significant work, including: built-in ability to save as ODF & PDF formats, improvements to Outlook’s performance and calendar reliability, significant bug fixes for charts in core…


.NET 3.5 SP1 and Family Update Information

Hi WSUS Admins:   We’ve noticed some confusion about the recently released updates for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  So, let’s see if we can help clarify the differences in the packages.  These updates apply to x86 and x64 computers.  The detailed update descriptions describe both the platform and OS architecture that apply for each…


WSUS 3.0 SP2 Beta Program now available on Microsoft Connect!

I am very pleased to announce that WSUS 3.0 SP2 Beta is available today, January 26, via the Connect Site. All you have to do is sign in to your Connect account or sign up now in order to participate in the Beta program.   WSUS 3.0 SP2 Beta Overview New Windows Server and Client…