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  • I tried to install the following Security Updates but everytime the installer returns that "It is not applicable to your system".  I am running MS Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1.

    Really appreciate if someone can advise.  Thanks a lot

    Security Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition 

    KB2271195 MS10-065 2271195
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems KB2539634 MS11-069 2539634
    Security Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition  KB982666 MS10-040 982666
    Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:24 AM

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  • The two MS10- security updates are quite likely contained within Service Pack 1, no real surprise there. Have you reviewed the fix-list for R2 SP1 to see if those updates are included? These two updates report as NotApplicable on every one of my Win7SP1, Win2008R2SP1, and Win2008SP2 systems.

    MS11-069, released August 2011, could not be superseded, so my question here would be: Have you confirmed that MS11-069 is NOT INSTALLED? Or, also relevant: Is the .NET Framework v3.5 Feature actually installed? (If .NET35 is not installed, then the .NET35 security updates are NotApplicable.)

    For that matter, WHY are you manually installing updates anyway -- why not let the WUApp scan, detect, and identify the applicable and needed updates and install those? In my experience, admins who try to second-guess the WUApp/WUAgent, almost always end up on the wrong side of a lot of wasted time doing things that did not need to be done.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    • Marked as answer by Clarence Zhang Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:22 AM
    Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:44 PM

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  • The two MS10- security updates are quite likely contained within Service Pack 1, no real surprise there. Have you reviewed the fix-list for R2 SP1 to see if those updates are included? These two updates report as NotApplicable on every one of my Win7SP1, Win2008R2SP1, and Win2008SP2 systems.

    MS11-069, released August 2011, could not be superseded, so my question here would be: Have you confirmed that MS11-069 is NOT INSTALLED? Or, also relevant: Is the .NET Framework v3.5 Feature actually installed? (If .NET35 is not installed, then the .NET35 security updates are NotApplicable.)

    For that matter, WHY are you manually installing updates anyway -- why not let the WUApp scan, detect, and identify the applicable and needed updates and install those? In my experience, admins who try to second-guess the WUApp/WUAgent, almost always end up on the wrong side of a lot of wasted time doing things that did not need to be done.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    • Marked as answer by Clarence Zhang Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:22 AM
    Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:44 PM
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    Thursday, November 3, 2011 1:21 AM