Expired Update KB977724

WSUS Admins,   Yesterday, March 10, 2010 at 1:00pm Pacific Time, we expired the update KB977724, Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System, released 3/9/10.   For more information about this update expiration please refer to the Office Sustained Engineering Blog. Thanks, The MU team


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…


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…


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…


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…


.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…


Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Window Server 2008 SP1 Server Manager

The following instructions enable WSUS administrators to setup WSUS to  install WSUS 3.0 SP1 through Window Server 2008 SP1 Server Manager. The following update packages are used to upgrade previous versions of WSUS only and are not part of this discussion:   Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 (KB948014) Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1…


New Product Family Coming

Hi WSUS Admins, Soon you will see a new product category family called PlayReady PC Runtime for Windows Media Center.  Associated updates for the PlayReady PC Runtime will not be made available to WSUS for synchronizing as they are available only to Windows Media Player via the Windows Update API (WUAPI).  You will see the…


Critical Security Update released today

 WSUS Admins: Please ensure you have synched your WSUS servers and deployed the critical security update released today, 10/23/2008 to your environments.   For more information see:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067.