Office 2003 Update Released for RMS issue

Hello WSUS Admins, We just wanted to give you a heads-up that today we published 3 updates released by the Office team to address customer issues opening Office 2003 documents protected with Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or Rights Management Services (RMS). The update is available through Microsoft Update and to WSUS as…

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New Category for Expression Web 3

Hi WSUS Admins, There is a new product category being added to the WSUS Products and Classifications dialog under the product family “Expression”. The new product category is for Expression Web 3. The Expression Web 3 product category will include updates for Expression Web 3, including service packs, incremental and cumulative updates. For additional information on the Expression…

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Platform Update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Hello WSUS admins,   Here’s some additional information on the recently announced Platform Update for Windows Vista and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008. These two updates are part of a broader set of updates being offered to improve the interoperability of earlier versions of Windows with applications and devices designed to run on Windows…

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New Product Category for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

There will be a new product category added to your WSUS server Products and Classifications dialog under the existing System Center Virtual Machine Manager family, titled Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. This product provides a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center that enables centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure. The…

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New Product Family Name for Visual Studio coming soon

Hello folks,  Just some product family and product name housekeeping we want to keep you updated on.   Very soon, the “Visual Studio” product family will be renamed to “Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables”.  The reason for the change is to more accurately reflect the various developer related products that will be serviced via Microsoft Update…

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WSUS 3.0 SP2 RTM is now available!

The WSUS Product Team is proud to announce that WSUS 3.0 SP2 is now available! Get it today!   We recommend installing SP2 on all existing and new installations of WSUS.   WSUS 3.0 SP2 supports the latest operating systems including Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows 7 clients. WSUS 3.0 SP2 is more robust…

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Re-offer reports confirmed for KB973869

  Hi Folks – We have investigated reports that the KB973869 (MS09-037) update is re-offered through Automatic Updates and Windows Update on some x64 systems, after it has already been installed. We have identified some limited scenarios where this is occurring with Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP x64, and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based…

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Upcoming Updates for .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Hi WSUS Admins, We are planning on releasing two updates related to the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. Both of these address customer feedback problems that have been reported back to us. The first is for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 that enables Firefox browsers to use ClickOnce technology. We will be releasing an…

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FCS update re-offer problem resolved

Hello WSUS Admins, Shortly after the release of our previously announced update for Forefront Client Security, we received reports of a previously released update for FCS (Client Update for Microsoft Forefront Client Security (1.0.1703.0)) constantly re-offering.  The Forefront team has tested and released a revision to this older update to resolve this re-offer problem, and…

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