For those on WSUS 3.0 SP2 (or SBS 2011)

As indicated in a previous post, we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a smoother Windows 10 servicing experience.  Because WSUS 3.0 SP2 is already in extended support (receiving no support at all after January 2020), and we are not shipping these improvements further down-level, it is a good idea…


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 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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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…

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.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…

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.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…

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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…

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