Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Blocked from Deploying Security Updates

Hi. Bill here.


I want to let you know that we have just posted Microsoft Security Advisory 954960, which contains information regarding deployment Issues with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) version 3.0 and 3.0 Service Pack 1. Under specific conditions, the issue does not let clients detect any updates from a WSUS server on systems with Microsoft Office 2003 installed.


While the notification of this issue went out as a Security Advisory, this issue is not a security vulnerability in WSUS or Microsoft Office 2003, but it does address customers’ overall security. This issue only affects the ability of client machines to synchronize with a WSUS server.


We encourage affected customers to implement the manual workarounds, included in the Advisory, which enable clients to synchronize with a WSUS server and will be updated when our ongoing work in testing the permanent solution is complete.


This issue is not related to Microsoft Security Advisory 954474 where systems were blocked from deploying security updates using System Center Configuration Manager 2007.




Bill Sisk

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