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Monday, August 07, 2006

Another Tuesday Windows Security Update

Microsoft has another important one coming tomorrow, August 8th, 2006. If you allow the update tomorrow you should expect a reboot to occur.

Security Updates

 Ten Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These  updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some of these updates will require a restart.

 Two Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

 Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.
Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS

Microsoft will not release any NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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Unless your habits invite problems I typically recommend waiting 5–7 days before installing  updates.  Given the changes being made to Office, a tool you may use a lot, I would go for the full 7 days.  Let everyone else test the changes for a week. You can set your Windows Update settings to automatically download or just let you know the updates are available, but it doesn’t mean you have to install them.

 

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1 Comments:

Blogger cel said...

Interesting I set my security settings to "notify me but don't automatically download or install them" and it downloaded the updates anyway. Luckily it hasn't installed them. I now have set things to OFF on the security updates on my other computer.

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