Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: January 20, 2010
Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: January 21, 2010
This is an advance notification of one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on January 21, 2010. The bulletin will be for Internet Explorer to address limited attacks against customers of Internet Explorer 6, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities rated Critical that are not currently under active attack.
This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the January bulletin summary on January 21, 2010. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
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Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the out-of-band bulletin on January 21, 2010, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the January 21, 1:00 PM Webcast. Afterwards, the Webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcast.
Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security, high-priority updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2010
- Windows Update Agent API Updated Header Files
Download the updated WUA API header files for developing applications leveraging the WUA Agent public interfaces. You can download header files for the following platforms: i386, ia64bit, and x64bit.
- WSUS Reporting Rollup Sample Tool
This tool uses the WSUS application programming interface (API) to demonstrate centralized monitoring and reporting for WSUS. It creates a single report of update and computer status from the WSUS servers into your WSUS environment. The sample package also contains sample source files to customize or extend the tool functionality of the tool to meet specific needs. The WSUS Reporting Rollup Sample Tool and files are provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool or sample files. For more information read the readme file.
- Windows Server Update Services
You can now register for and download WSUS. See for yourself how easy it is to have full control over the software that you distribute to computers in your network.
- Server Diagnostic Tool
Download this tool, which has been designed to help administrators gather WSUS server debugging logs and configuration information for further troubleshooting. The Windows Server Update Services Server Diagnostic tool is provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool. For more information, read the readme file.
- Client Diagnostics Tool
Download this tool, which has been designed to aid the WSUS administrator in troubleshooting client machines that are failing to report back to the WSUS Server. The tool will conduct preliminary checks and test the communication between the WSUS Server and the client machine. Once the tool has completed the tests it will display the results in the console window. The Windows Server Update Services Client Diagnostic tool is provided AS IS. No product support is available for this tool. For more information, read the readme file.
- Windows Server Update Services API Samples and Tools
These samples and tools allow administrators and developers to control the functionality of the WSUS server. For more information, read the readme file.
Windows Server Update Services Tools and Utilities
You are not protected with security patches if you are only using windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
You are protected with security patches if you will use update.microsoft.com
Calendar Of Updates -> Don't Use Windows Update anymore!
Today the WSUS product group launched the WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 beta program over on our Connect site so if you want to get a head start on testing and evaluating this Service Pack then you'll want to make your way over there and download a copy today. WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 addresses a number of product features and fixes and includes the addition of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Just remember that you have to be a registered Connect user and logged in or you won't see the download being available.
The official Connect site where you can read the documentation and download your own copy of the beta is here:
The WSUS product team blog also has a nice write-up detailing our new OS support, feature improvements and fixes in the SP here:
The WSUS Support Team Blog : WSUS 3.0 SP2 beta now available