New Product Family – Expression appearing in WSUS

Good morning folks,   I just wanted to let you know that early next year, we are adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Expression. The Expression product family will include updates for Expression SKUs, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates. We expect all Expression updates will be…

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Windows Vista reliability & performance update preview release available today

Hello folks, The Microsoft Update product team just announced the availability of the Windows Vista reliability and performance update preview release. The Windows Serviceability Team is looking forward to your feedback! For more details please visit the following link: http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2007/12/14/windows-vista-reliability-performance-update-preview-release-available-now.aspx Thank you. Cecilia Cole WSUS Program Manager

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2008 Cumulative Time Zone Update for Windows now available

Hello Folks, We wanted to bring to your attention that the 2008 Cumulative Time Zone Update for Windows has been released to the Microsoft Download Center (DLC) for currently supported Windows OS versions (including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista). This update can be found in KB article 942763 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942763) As noted previously, the…

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Unexpected UI errors in WSUS

Hi Folks,   We have been hearing reports from some customers who use WSUS that they have been having trouble accessing their administration consoles. We have confirmed the cause of this issue and fixed it on our servers, which will automatically fix the issue for most customers on their next synchronization cycle.  This post will explain…

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WDS update revision follow – up

Hi Folks –  I wanted to get back to you with more information and guidance around the Windows Desktop Search (WDS) issue and the results of our investigation today.    As you know, Windows Desktop Search was published last February 07, as an optional update that was only applicable to systems which had WDS previously installed. Then on Tuesday…

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WDS revision update, expanded applicability rules, auto-approve revisions

Some customers have reported that update package for KB917013 was being deployed to WSUS clients without having approved the update for installation on their WSUS servers.   The original update release, released February 2007 as an optional update, was only applicable on systems which had a version of Windows Desktop Search installed. The recent update Revision 105, had…

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ATI Radeon Graphic Card updates… 3892…

A few people on the microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services newsgroup mentioned concern over a flood of ATI Radeon Graphic Card updates. There were close to 4000 sync’ed recently to their WSUS 3 and WSUS 2 servers, and there was worry that something strange had happened. Short answer: It’s fine, though unpleasant to look at. Here’s some more background, partially…

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Content Information Sources

Hi Folks – Want to make sure you all know that if you want to stay up on important information re: update content coming to WSUS servers, be sure to check the Microsoft Update team blog here:  http://blogs.technet.com/mu/.  Today for example, there is a posting re: the new name for the Windows Live Mail category….

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WSUS 3 Developer’s Blog – automated reporting tips and tricks – trending data for approved updates

In my last entry on new powershell API samples, I mentioned providing some tips and tricks for automated reporting from your WSUS server in conjunction with Excel.  This will help walk you through creating a trending report for various interesting aspects of your deployment, and displaying it graphically in Excel.  There will be some “solution…

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WSUS 3 Developer’s Blog – API samples… (part 2) 3 more scripts coming

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/sus/server/default.mspx?mfr=true Sorry it’s a bit of a slow process – but we’re still trying to trickle out more API examples based on scenario requests from customers and ISVs. 3 more scripts will be up sometime today, including: Importing your AD group structure as target groups. Show list of computers needing reboots A basic report on…

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