Re: Windows Update <=> Microsoft Security Bulletin
From: SBU Team [MSFT] (sbuteam_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 15:25:01 -0800
We aim to release the patches for 'manual' installation to the Micrsoft
download center (the MSxx-xxx patches Olaf talks about) at exactly the same
time as the same patches get released to Windows Update. All security
patches go on Windows Update as Critical updates. So if you are a small
business or individual user, Windows Update should meet all you needs.
Better still, if you are using Windows XP, use Automatic Update, which will
go and check Windows Update every day for you.
-- Microsoft Security Business Unit team This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. "Bill Sanderson" <Bill_Sanderson@msn.com.plugh.org> wrote in message news:%23h3dgz1uDHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > There have been occasions in the past when a particular patch has been > available sooner via the msxx-xxx routes, rather than WindowsUpdate. > > Recent patches, however, have been released simultaneously--they are there > on WindowsUpdate as soon as the security bulletin is issued. > > I would expect this to continue--so I believe depending on WindowsUpdate for > the vast majority of folks is a fine recommendation. > > Professionals who want to read all the gory details should contine to watch > for MS03-052, etc, and read the details as they come out. > (hint: MS03-052 has not yet been issued--I'm using this number on a > theoretical basis!) > > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:%23IkitT0uDHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Olaf; > > Windows Update takes care of those. > > ALL Critical Updates are taken care of by Windows Update. > > > > -- > > Jupiter Jones [MVP] > > An easier way to read newsgroup messages: > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/newsgroups/setup.asp > > http://dts-l.org/index.html > > > > > > "Olaf Coolic" <email@example.com> wrote in message > > news:OjeuhMyuDHA.2464@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > > Hi NG, > > > > > > I do check for updates nearly everyday and if there are any I do > > install > > > them from windowsupdate.microsoft.com > > > > > > There are also some updates like Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-39 > > > > > > Is it enough to update with windowsupdate.microsoft.com or I should > > also > > > install patches like MSxx-xx > > > > > > Thanks > > > Olaf > > > > > >