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WSUS - Win7 + Windows Update RRS feed

  • Question

  • Am I missing something here? I rolled about 30 new Windows 7 PC's over the past year. All of them connected to the WSUS server and have been receiving updates. I recently took a couple PC's off the network. After installing a new motherboard in one of them I decided to check 'Windows Update' from the menu. From there I selected 'more info' which took me to the 'Microsoft Update' page. At that point I had an ah ha moment. Shouldn't I have done this for all my PC's in the first place, updating to MU. So, wondering now if I have to go around MU'ing all my PC's again even though the updates from WSUS are coming through OK. Why wouldn't MU be the default on Windows 7 anyway?

    I always flipped to MU on XP, for some reason I didn't think it was needed on Win 7, newer OS and all. Not liking this obvious gaff. 

    Thoughts?

     


    Thanks, Bill V
    Monday, August 29, 2011 7:16 PM

Answers

  • Due to antitrust issues, no Microsoft OS is flipped to MU automatically.
     
    One has to flip to MU on any OS.  Installing Office 2007 or later will
    flip it as well.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Monday, August 29, 2011 8:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, September 12, 2011 5:03 AM
    Monday, August 29, 2011 7:57 PM

All replies

  • Due to antitrust issues, no Microsoft OS is flipped to MU automatically.
     
    One has to flip to MU on any OS.  Installing Office 2007 or later will
    flip it as well.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Monday, August 29, 2011 8:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Monday, September 12, 2011 5:03 AM
    Monday, August 29, 2011 7:57 PM
  • Susan,

    So, guess I should go around and flip my PC's then. Any other way to do this other than one at a time?


    Thanks, Bill V
    Monday, August 29, 2011 8:33 PM