Small Business Susan

The second patch Tuesday of the month

The fun thing lately with Vista is that you can pretty much count on not just one Patch Tuesday a month…but two.  The last Tuesday of the month is another “patch release” time frame if you having figured that out by now.



One way to keep an eye on what’s coming is watch either the latest stuff from the download page:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?freetext=&productID=&categoryId=&period=&sortCriteria=date&nr=50&DisplayLang=en or Sandi’s blog… http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/Default.aspx 


Some of these “Second patch Tuesday” patches are not MUing or WSUSing down but you may want to grab a few nonetheless. I spoke too soon…most of these are MU or WSUSing down.


Update for Windows Vista (KB939159)

Locale: All
Deployment: Important/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: High priority, non-security
Target platforms: Windows Vista
Approximate file sizes:
Windows Vista update: ~ 332 KB
Windows Vista 64-bit update: ~ 425 KB
Description:
Install this update to resolve an issue in the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96415 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96415)
Update for Windows Vista (KB938979)

Locale: All
Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: Updates, non-security
Target platforms: Windows Vista
Approximate file sizes:
Windows Vista update: ~ 10194 KB
Windows Vista 64-bit update: ~ 14687 KB
Description:
This update resolves some performance and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938979 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938979)
Update for Windows Vista (KB938194)

Locale: All
Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: Updates, non-security
Target platforms: Windows Vista
Approximate file sizes:
Windows Vista update: ~ 2087 KB
Windows Vista 64-bit update: ~ 3683 KB
Description:
This update resolves some compatibility and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194)
Update for Windows Vista (KB939165)

Locale: All
Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: Updates, non-security
Target platforms: Windows Vista
Approximate file sizes:
Windows Vista update: ~ 22 KB
Windows Vista 64-bit update: ~ 23 KB
Description:
This update configures the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve the quality of software information that is sent to Microsoft. This information is used to help improve the features that you use most frequently. Participation in the program is voluntary, and no information that we collect is used to identify you or to contact you. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939165 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939165)
Update for Windows Vista (KB938952)

Locale: All
Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: Updates, non-security
Target platforms: Windows Vista
Approximate file sizes:
Windows Vista update: ~ 270 KB
Windows Vista 64-bit update: ~ 343 KB
Description:
Install this update to resolve a display issue that occurs when you install a language pack and when you access the Regional and Language Options item in Control Panel. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938952 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938952)
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)

Locale: All
Deployment: Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
Classification: High priority, non-security
Target platforms: Windows XP
Approximate file sizes:
Windows XP update: ~ 567 KB
Windows XP x64 Update: ~ 684 KB
Description:
Install this update to improve how Windows Media Player manages shortcuts that you create and add to the pinned list on the Start menu. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939683 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939683)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199