New Detection Logic for May 8th Office 2007 Updates

Hello there,


Since this is my first post, I suppose a quick introduction is in order.  I am Mark Griesi, a member of the Security Response Communications Team.  My role on the team is much the same as my colleague Christopher Budd, who I know you are all familiar with. 


I wanted to let you know that we have updated the detection logic for the May 8th Security and Non-Security Updates for Office 2007, with the exception of the Junk Mail Filter update.  In some cases, the original detection logic may not have offered the updates or the updates may not have been installed successfully on systems running Windows Vista.  The changes to the detection logic only pertain to MS07-023 and MS07-025MS07-024 did not require an update since it doesn’t affect Office 2007. 


It’s important to note that there has been no change to the actual binaries in the updates themselves.  If you have already successfully installed the updates using Microsoft Update, you will not be offered the update again.  The updates will also be available through WSUS and SMS/ITMU.  If you’re an administrator of one of those systems, you will see new versions of the updates and will need to approve them.  Approving these new updates should have no impact on machines that have already installed the previous updates successfully.


So for those of you out there, such as myself, who are running Office 2007 on Windows Vista, please go ahead and install these updates if they are offered to you. 


Please take a look at the Knowledge Base articles KB934233 and KB934873 for more details on this issue.


Until next time,


Mark Griesi


*This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.*