updates are for Windows 2000, but they are superseded by WindowsXP SP2

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by OM, Mar 30, 2006.

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    OM Guest

    Hi,

    I found these two updates, KB832483/KB823353 in my wsus server. It said
    they are for both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. However, they are
    superseded by Windows XP SP2. Does that mean I can not decline these
    update if I still have Windows 2000 systems sitting around?

    Thanks
     
    OM, Mar 30, 2006
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    Wade Godfrey Guest

    Yes, don't decline them if you still have Windows 2000 machines. I
    mistakenly did that with KB823353. If it is not installed and KB897715
    gets installed then KB823353 will not install unless KB897715 is
    uninstalled first. You don't want to make the same mistake I did :)
     
    Wade Godfrey, Mar 30, 2006
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  3. Yes - be very careful when declining updates that you 'think' may be
    superseded... especially when basing your decision on the WSUS patch
    metadata. Always consider the Security Bulletin Search Tool on Technet to
    be the authoritative source of info on patch supersedence. Here's the link
    to the TechNet SecBulletin Search Tool:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

    Just run a query for whatever "baseline" your company uses (e.g. all 2000
    machines are at SP4+ Rollup, all XP boxes run SP2, etc.). This way the tool
    will show you only the patches that aren't included in that baseline.
    Hopefully this helps, even though it does put a lot of work on your plate.
    Believe me, the request to integrate such functionality directly into WSUS
    has been made several times. No promises if/when this will make it into the
    product.

    Cheers,

    Jeff Centimano
    MVP - Windows Server
    http://windowsconnected.com/blogs/jeff
     
    Jeff Centimano [MVP - Windows Server], Mar 30, 2006
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  4. In addition to the excellent advice given by Wade and Jeff, please make note
    of the fact that each update has multiple entries in the database, and
    they're separated by platform.

    That is, there should be three entries:
    KB823353 (for Windows 2000)
    KB823353 (for Windows XP)
    KB823353 (for Windows Server 2003)

    The WinXP update is superceded by XP SP2; the Win2003 update is superceded
    by Win2003SP1; but the Win2000 update is still current.

    You can decline the WinXP and Win2003 entries (they'll contain a header
    noting that they are superceded). The Win2000 entry will not have a
    superceded header.

    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/wsus/default.mspx
    And, eveything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    ....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Apr 1, 2006
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    OM Guest


    Thanks for all the input.

    OM
     
    OM, Apr 3, 2006
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