KB951748 - Security Update for Windows XP (Supersedence question)

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by John, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I'm using WSUS3.1
    Supersedence column is enabled/checked.
    To the left of KB951748 there's a Supersedence icon with 3 tiny boxes. The
    center box is blue. It's the type of icon that represents an update that
    supersedes another update(s) and have been superseded by another newer
    update.

    The bottom half of WSUS console shows:
    Updates superseding this update: None
    Updates superseded by this update: Security Update for Windows XP
    (KB941644), Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819)

    KB951748 appears to be the latest version. There is no newer update(s) which
    supercedes it. Why does the Supercedence column show incorrect icon?
     
    John, Jan 14, 2009
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  2. The most likely cause, based on the information provided, is because the
    publisher of the update incorrectly coded the metadata when it was submitted
    to the MU catalog for publication, thus the value that determines the icon
    to be displayed is incorrect, resulting in the display of an incorrect icon.

    If you look at all four instances of the KB951748 package, you'll find that
    the other three (for Windows Server 2003 x32, x64, and ia64), all have the
    same supercession metadata and the correct icon.

    One other note concerning this Security Update. Microsoft released a
    revision to this update yesterday that apparently fixes an issue relating to
    the proper detection of this update on Windows XP Service Pack 3 systems:

    From http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-037.mspx
    ==========
    V2.3 (January 13, 2009): Added a new entry to the Frequently Asked Questions
    (FAQ) Related to This Security Update section to communicate the fix to a
    detection and deployment issue with Windows XP Service Pack 3. There were no
    changes to the binaries or packages for this update. Customers who have
    successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.
    ==========


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    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
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    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jan 15, 2009
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  3. John

    John Guest

    You're right. The only one that uses incorrect supersedence icon is the one
    for WinXP. The rest of them looks fine. Thanks for your reply.
     
    John, Jan 15, 2009
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  4. I think I've seen this before in the same situation, i.e., when the latest
    revision of a package has different supercedence information than the original
    revision. Perhaps the icon can't be changed by a revision for some technical
    reason, or perhaps it is just easy to overlook. :)

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jan 19, 2009
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  5. Could be...!

    Except that the other three updates with the correct icon also have
    revisions.

    or perhaps it is just easy to overlook. :)

    I suspect somebody just fatfingered the 'code' (probably an integer value)
    for the value.


    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jan 21, 2009
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