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Getting multiple New Update(s) Alerts

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  • Occasionally I find that WSUS sends me emails i.e. "WSUS: New Update(s) Alert from SERVER" but when I look at the console I find that I'd already been alerted to that one a week earlier. As an example on 6/12 an email was sent that included "Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2830229)" and also for XP (there were many others as well) but then yesterday 6/19 I received another email "The following 2 new updates have been synchronized to SERVER since Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:24 AM (GMT)." that listed these same two update again.

    I'd already installed the XP one to clients, and the W7 one is n/a and doesn't show in WSUS in the "Unapproved - Failed or Needed" screen because I have no W7 computers that are not X64-bit. So no action is needed on my part.

    Can anyone explain why WSUS alerts me to updates I've already dealt with occasionally? It's only a distraction but these things do always take-up some time & head-scratching that my scalp doesn't need at this stage of my life...!

    • Tipo modificato maxblack giovedì 20 giugno 2013 20:20
    giovedì 20 giugno 2013 12:12

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  • The most likely explanation is revisions.

    However, I cannot find an update labelled as KB2830229, so I cannot verify that hypothesis.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    giovedì 20 giugno 2013 20:46
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  • Sorry, I mistyped--it was KB2839229, and I find the following when I search it:

    Revisions

    V1.0 (June 11, 2013): Bulletin published.

    V1.1 (June 12, 2013): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".

    V1.2 (June 18, 2013): Bulletin revised to announce a detection change in the security update for 2839229 to address the known issue documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2839229.

    The revisions to the KB Article are not generally of relevance; I'm talking about revisions to the WSUS Update Package. Those revisions are obtained via the WSUS console.

    However, the text of the rev 1.2 note for 6/18 pretty much tells us that there was a revision to the WSUS package "to [implement] a detection change", so I think that explains your second notification. The first notification was for the original sync on Patch Tuesday; the second notification was for the revision released a week later.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    venerdì 21 giugno 2013 18:30
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  • The most likely explanation is revisions.

    However, I cannot find an update labelled as KB2830229, so I cannot verify that hypothesis.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    giovedì 20 giugno 2013 20:46
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  • Sorry, I mistyped--it was KB2839229, and I find the following when I search it:

    Revisions

    V1.0 (June 11, 2013): Bulletin published.

    V1.1 (June 12, 2013): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".

    V1.2 (June 18, 2013): Bulletin revised to announce a detection change in the
    security update for 2839229 to address the known issue documented in
    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2839229. This is a detection change
    only. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do
    not need to take any action.

    So apparently in this case MS changed how the update was *described/documented* but nothing in the update *itself*? Thus my PCs didn't need the re-issue?

    Thanks, Lawrence; I guess this is a (very) minor issue in the general scheme of things but I wish they would identify a re-issue of a previously issued update, at least those where the reissue was for description only and not the actual update code...


    • Modificato maxblack venerdì 21 giugno 2013 12:51 pasted wrong
    venerdì 21 giugno 2013 12:49
  • Sorry, I mistyped--it was KB2839229, and I find the following when I search it:

    Revisions

    V1.0 (June 11, 2013): Bulletin published.

    V1.1 (June 12, 2013): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".

    V1.2 (June 18, 2013): Bulletin revised to announce a detection change in the security update for 2839229 to address the known issue documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2839229.

    The revisions to the KB Article are not generally of relevance; I'm talking about revisions to the WSUS Update Package. Those revisions are obtained via the WSUS console.

    However, the text of the rev 1.2 note for 6/18 pretty much tells us that there was a revision to the WSUS package "to [implement] a detection change", so I think that explains your second notification. The first notification was for the original sync on Patch Tuesday; the second notification was for the revision released a week later.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    venerdì 21 giugno 2013 18:30
    Moderatore