Re: Multiple MS-Office Updates

From: David Sentelle (David.Sentelle_at_CNBCBANK.COM)
Date: 09/04/03

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    I was researching easier ways to deploy these Office 2000 & XP updates
    than client by client installations. Unfortunately, I found that
    Microsoft is now recommending that this client by client patch
    application is the best way to go.
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/Cliupdt.htm

    I think it is a subtle joke, but on that page they actually recommend
    using EMAIL to distribute these patches. I hope it is a joke... You
    know Microsoft, always testing us to see if we're really reading.

    Oh well, in my search for an alternative to client by client patching,
    I ran across an inventory tool for Office 2000 and XP. This is
    available at http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/offutool.htm

    I got the files downloaded, everything setup like they recommend, and
    inventoried my PC. As it turns out, there's an additional download for
    that which contains an 'updated' version of the XML file that contains
    the list of patches. This is available at
    http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/InventoryCatalog.html

    Unfortunately, this 'updated' inventory catalog was last updated May
    14th, 2003. Does anyone have an idea when this might get updated?

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