So by now you know about the stop-gap effort by Microsoft to
So by now you know about the stop-gap effort by Microsoft todisable ADODB.Stream while they are making a patch to actually fix the update (yes, a patch is on the way and this isn’t private information as the press release is here). What I want to know is what team made this Hotfix installer?
There has been so much effort over the past year by all teams within Microsoft to have standards with Hotfixes and this one follows none. The registry logging isn’t even in traditional places to track if the Hotfix has been applied which is really lousy for SMS Administrators because now you have to do some manual modifications to your SMS_DEF.MOF if you want to track the deployment of this in your enterprise. Nope, you wont get this detected by the Software Updates features of 2.0 or 2K3 either as this is considered a “Critical” update and not a “Security” update so the MBSA won’t pick it up.
Ok, I’ll buy all that. I’m sure internal policy and process dictates what can or can’t be done. But why isn’t anything mentioned in the KB article about this for SMS Administrators? Shouldn’t there be something in the KB even to at least link to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sms/sms2003/patchupdate.mspx for Administrators who don’t know this information to follow?