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Windows Updates

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Thanks to FDV for his bandwidth generosity, he will be hosting the update lists.

Windows 2000 Post SP4 hotfix list. Maintained by bristols

Windows XP x86 Post SP3 hotfix list. Maintained by Muppet Hunter

Windows XP x86 Post SP3 hotfix list. Maintained by mimo

Windows 2003 Server x86 Post SP2 hotfix list. Maintained by fdv

Please advise if there are any CRITICAL updates missing. This thread is not intended as a game to who posts first on what replaces what on patch Tuesdays. If one needs to get information as early as possible on patch availability visit this site.

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Site updated to reflect these most current lists. Thanks, tommyp!

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appreciate the updates gentlemen! :thumbup

looking forward to this for cleaner installation

|Changelog - Files listed below are files to be deleted from the HFSLIP directory structure.|

| Notes | Folder | Filename | Date Removed | Security Bulletin | KB Article | Description |

thanks!
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Hi again TommyP!

Can i abuse of your patience again? ;)

The XP list could be better if you add the ie6 and ie7 hf. This could be possible?

Generally, i forget to thanks you TommyP, and all the other guys working for free for proyects like this.

I'm so sorry for that. Thank you! All of you!

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Hello tommyp,

As said before: big thanks for the effort and the list you compiled! I've updated my stickied post now to avoid any duplicates. However I have a few suggestions and improvement ideas:

1) It might be a good idea to have a special column with possibly a link to the corresponding thread in case the inclusion of an update requires more than just putting it into the respective directory. There are some problematic updates that need additional treatment like special .reg files to be included. I deal with some of them in my list.

2) It should be easily visible for each update for which sources it is valid. Basing on SP3 is okay, but there should be a differentiation between WM9, WM10 and WM11, and between IE6, IE7 and (in future) IE8. Maybe additional columns (I know, even more :)) could be used, marking with an "X" the applicability of this update. Some updates are valid for only one WM and/or IE version, others for several at once (with the D/L links still being different).

Additionally some time in the future you might encounter problems with language-specific updates in case you want to link directly to the files.

The best solution would be something dynamic like TC76 had it, but I can imagine this to be too much work...

3) Could you add the date to the .cab files (e.g. for WU/MU) also? I'd suggest to use the server-side date of this files (exact day, not only month and year). Thus updates could be recognized easily. Alternatively the versions should be shown.

For the LegitCheckControl.cab I'd use the generic link (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204) instead of a version specific one, as it might get updated occasionally. The same for OGAControl.cab (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=67633).

4) There are some outdated links in the list as well. Scanning it quickly I at least identified that you have KB950760 (cumulative ActiveX update of June) listed but at the same time KB956391 also (cumulative ActiveX update of October, which fully replaces the previous one).

And you should mention that the time zone updates via the .cab files (HFTOOLS package) are not the most recent ones.

I hope I have time during Christmas holidays to fully review the list. Perhaps we can again achieve a separation between a part with critical (mandatory) and a part with optional (recommended) patches.

Regards,

Tomalak

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Tomalak - Thanks for the constructive criticism. To answer some of your Qs

1. If I remember right, there was one update that required a registry entry. The script was modded (the beta thread) which addresses this (I tested this and it works).

2. I'll need a hand with the WMP with XP. I don't use XP and I will never use WMP. Figuring out all the updates will take too much time. I welcome corrections/etc to make the IE/WMP section complete.

3. Thanks for the direct links. I'll use the date of the INF file inside the CAB on the update page.

4. I was unaware of the october activex update hotfix replacing a previous one. The KB article does not say that the old one is replaced. (?!) Have you verified this?

All - rememeber, I don't use XP and there are more than enough variations to test out (i.e. different WMPs, IEs, etc). I don't have time to test them all. But I'll be more than willing enough to update and consolidate the lists with feedback.

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4. I was unaware of the october activex update hotfix replacing a previous one. The KB article does not say that the old one is replaced. (?!) Have you verified this?

I can confirm what Tomalak has said. KB956391 replaces KB953839 which replaced KB950760. To verify this you need to see the Security Advisories, not the KB articles.

Does this update contain kill bits that were previously released in a Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits?

Yes, this update also includes kill bits that were previously set in Microsoft Security Advisory (953839).

(Source: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...ory/956391.mspx)
Does this update contain kill bits that were previously released in a Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits?

Yes, this update also includes kill bits that were previously set in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-032.

(Source: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...ory/953839.mspx)

MS08-032 is KB950760.

Thanks for compiling and maintaining these new lists.

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Thanks for the tips guys, more hands means less work. I think we are ready to go. Pardon the changelog for now, I haven't been keeping up with it the last few iterations. However, there is a timestamp on when I made the last update to the page. When new hotfixes come out, the change log will get populated.

If anything else is missing, please advise.

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KB956391 replaces KB953839 which replaced KB950760.

I didn't make it clear that this applies to both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Not sure whether you know this, because only the Windows 2000 list has been changed.

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Updated the lists.. Please advise of the WMP updates on Win XP as I won't test out every single combination (yes, I enjoy time away from the PC).

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HF\ WindowsXP-KB955069-x86-ENU.exe Nov 2008 Critical 954459 XML Core Services 3

I think the 954459 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954459) should point to 955969 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955969) in the list.

Also I believe 955839 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955839) replaces 951072 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951072).

955839 is the December 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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I followed your list and after that WU is still asking for KB954600, KB952069 critical updates and for KB943729. Also is asking for WM11 updates KB939683 and KB929399.

Why don't you add them in your list?

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