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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New Category for Microsoft Expression Product Family

In the next few weeks, we are adding a new category to your WSUS server – Expression Media 2.  The category belongs to the Microsoft Expression product family. The category will include updates for Expression Media 2, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates.   For additional information on Expression Media Products see:…

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Auto Approval rules when EULA acceptance is required

WSUS Admins;   We’ve seen a little bit of confusion around the specific WSUS behavior with the OGA update.  As most of you know the package is expired, so it’s no longer available to your WSUS servers. Also, not to bore the experts who know this, auto-approval rules don’t apply to updates that require explicit…

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Office Geniune Advantage (OGA) notification update release (KB949810)

  WSUS Admins:   On April 15th the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) notifications update (KB949810) was inadvertently published to WSUS servers for approximately twenty-four hours. This update was intended for Microsoft Office users in the pilot countries of Italy, Spain, Turkey and Chile, but because of WSUS publication, it became available to WSUS managed clients inside…

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Managing changes from a WSUS Server

There are multiple ways updates can be deployed through WSUS to client machines (“client machines” mean clients of the WSUS server – the machines may be running either client or server operating systems). This posting describes these mechanisms and the way they can be controlled by the administrator in order to ensure unexpected changes do…

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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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The Microsoft Update Catalog Beta also has WSUS 3.0 releases (and 927891)

  WSUS 3.0 is also available via the Beta Microsoft Update Catalog!   The new beta MU Catalog provides access to all content in the Microsoft Update service, and also includes integration with WSUS 3.0.  This will enable you to import drivers, generally distributed hotfix releases (like 927891), and other content into WSUS from the…

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