Products to download

Products to download

Post by John Do » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:04:53


Using WSUS2 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 standalone

I'm deciding which products to download to tailor download (size). I am not
familiar with the following products and don't know if I should include or
exclude them:

- Compute Cluster Pack
- Forefront Client Security
- Microsoft Core XML Services
- Windows Ultimate Extras (is this for Vista OS?)

I sort of recognize the rest of the products except the above. What are
those? Should I include them?

Btw, our environment consists of the following products:
Windows XP Pro SP2
Windows 2000 Pro SP4
Office XP Pro/Std
Office 2003 Pro and Basic
Windows Server 2003 R2 x32 edition

We don't have MS Vista at all and not using IE7 yet. Did I miss anything
else to download? Thanks much.
 
 
 

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Post by MV » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:50:33


Unless you've installed a Compute Cluster (you would know if you had), this
is not needed.


Unless you've deployed (and are paying for) Forefront Client Security
services, this is not needed.


Yes. Almost every Windows system has some version of Microsoft Core XML
Services installed.


This is for Vista Ultimate Edition OS, only -- and even if you had Vista
Ultimate installed in a business environment, you likely would not be
interested in using WSUS to distribute the "Extras" packages.


You didn't really say what you =did= choose to synchronize, so it's hard to
answer this question.

--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

Everything you need for WSUS is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And, almost everything else is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
....

 
 
 

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Post by John Do » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 00:24:20


Thanks for your reply. Here is what I have included:

Products:
Office 2002/XP
Office 2003
Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP

Update classifications:
Critical Updates
Security Updates
Update Rollups

I know that I don't need the following product updates (in addition to the
ones I asked earlier):
Exchange 200x, SQL, ISA, Data Protection Manager 2006 (??), SMS 2003, Visual
Studio 2005, Windows Live, SBS 2003, Windows Defender, Windows Media Dynamic
Installer, XP 64-bit Edition, and last, Zune.

I am surprised to find that Internet Explorer 6 updates aren't in the list.
Why is that?

Did I miss anything else? Btw, I'll include MS Core XML service. Thanks
again.
 
 
 

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Post by Asher_ » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 02:38:39

"John Doe" <jdoe@j23k4j76j7l9a0j0-ruei=ow835ufdklahgl.com> wrote in






IE6 updates come with the OS.

I'd pick every classification EXCEPT Drivers.
 
 
 

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Post by MV » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:31:26


You might also want to include the generic category of "Updates" as well. It
contains non-security/non-critical updates.


IE6 updates are released in the OS product category, since IE is a component
of the OS.


--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

Everything you need for WSUS is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And, almost everything else is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
....
 
 
 

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Post by MV » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:33:57


Tools is pretty much useless. Nothing has ever been released in that
classification.

Service Packs are a matter of preference.

If your organization has established Win2000SP4, WinXPSP2, Win2003SP1 as a
baseline, then Service Packs are, arguably, of no real use at this time
(unless you're hot to trot to deploy Win2003SP2 via WSUS).

Personally, I'd avoid deploying any /server/ service pack via an automated
means (though you might want to use WSUS to download the SP -bits- to the
server for manual installation). Until a desktop service pack is released
(XP SP3? anybody???), I'm not seeing much point in synchronizing that
classification at this time.

--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

Everything you need for WSUS is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And, almost everything else is at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
....
 
 
 

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Post by Asher_ » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:53:30

"Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\)" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in





That's pretty much what I do. I go the lazy route, have WSUS sync
everything and use it as a notification tool. I now know that W2K3 SP2 is
out. Not installing it right now, but when I do, I'll have WSUS download
it to my servers, and do a manual install.
 
 
 

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Post by John Do » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 08:02:49


That makes sense. The company I work for purchase used computers that come
with WinXP Pro with no SP at all. I normally would just manually install SP2
(either from CD or manually run it from our file server) then let it sync
with our SUS (not WSUS) for post SP2 patches.
 
 
 

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Post by John Do » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 09:01:25


Yup, I filtered the view for: all updates, any time, and contains text
"Internet Explorer 6". Found 26 of them.

Searching for "Internet Explorer 5.5" returns nothing but "Internet Explorer
5" gives me Internet Explorer 5.01 related updates. That's odd. Older
version is there but newer isn't there. Anyway, I won't worry about IE 5.x
because we don't use it any longer.
 
 
 

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Post by Harry John » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 12:55:01


This is to be expected. Internet Explorer 5.5 was a separately distributed
product whose extended product support lifetime has expired. Internet Explorer
5.01 was part of Windows 2000, so the Windows 2000 extended product support
lifetime applies; operating systems have longer support periods, so it hasn't
expired yet.

If I recall correctly Windows 2000 updates (including IE 5.01) will stop
arriving via WSUS in a few months. However, I can't find the reference at the
moment.

Harry.