Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 2011

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  1. ronjor

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    https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-may.mspx

    Note: See executive summaries within the bulletin
     
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    http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/
     
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    Looks as if, for a change, it'll be a quiet month for XP users, unless you have Powerpoint. All I've got is the viewer, so that might not even be affected.
     
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    http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/05/10/may-2011-security-bulletin-release.aspx
     
  8. m00nbl00d

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    They ruined my Internet connection in one of my systems. I no longer can connect there. Unfortunately, I had no backup of that system, as I'm waiting for a new hard disk. :ouch:

    I uninstalled the updates, rebooted; then uninstalled the 3G connection device software, but to no avail. :(

    I'm backing up some stuff to my MP4 and try to figure this damn thing out.

    I believe this is the guilty update -http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2529073

    Just a heads up. I usually don't install non-security updates... I should have sticked to this golden rule. :mad:
     
  9. J_L

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    Stability and compatibility updates are important as well you know.

    There's only a MRT update for my Windows Server 2008 SP2 virtual machine. Turns out I don't have WINS installed by default.
    Same with XP, but more for Windows 7.
     
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  10. m00nbl00d

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    You're right. But, I don't usually install such updates unless I'm having issues. I failed this golden rule I've always followed, and now the stability and compatibility became an instability and incompatibility headache.

    This system still hadn't SP1. I'm installing it right now, then will re-apply the updates and see what happens.

    I really would hate to use a restore point, because they always leave a mess behind. At least, they used to in Vista, anyway.
     
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    Maybe that's the issue? Some updates requires other updates to function.

    Infact one of the updates today strictly mentioned "this update is to enable future updates".
     
  12. m00nbl00d

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    It could be. SP1 update is almost finishing.

    I did notice something odd. I went to the Devices Manager and I noticed that under the USB controllers, the name of the controller being associated with my USB 3G device was the controller of a device I installed sometime ago belonging to a relative. o_O

    Today's updates made that controller become associated with my device, somehow. I uninstalled it, but it didn't solve anything.

    I'm hoping that installing SP1 and re-applying today's updates solve this mess.
     
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    Well the only oddness I noticed was when I rebooted for the updates and it started back up it "stuck" at 32% for an awfully long time, at which point some of my USB devices were turning on and off several times (keyboard numlock turned on/off at least 10 times). Then after about 2 minutes at 32% it rebooted itself (again) and started up, went to the update screen at 100%, then loaded Windows.

    I can't say the whole "stuck at 32%" didn't scare me a bit but the HDD activity was solid so that's always a good indicator. Thankfully no issues since then.
     
  14. m00nbl00d

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    I'm glad it was all it was!! :)

    I'm back on business as well!! If it was due to SP1 not being installed, the updates should have it as a requirement and not install, at all. Heck! :argh:
     
  15. m00nbl00d

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    Odd...

    As part of the optional updates, I always had those 35 language files. After updating to SP1 they disappeared. Out of curiosity, I checked for more updates and got the warning for a security update for .NET Framework 3.5.1, which dates from April 12th.

    Has anyone else received such update? :blink:

    -edit-

    Never mind... it's related to SP1. So, it makes sense.
     
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    You may call Microsoft PC Safety (US & Canada) for any concerns with issues on Windows Updates @ 1-866-727-2338
     
  17. Triple Helix

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    Well I did update my Win 7 32bit VM today and got this so after it came back to Desktop I ran the updates again and all succeeded the second time! ;)

    TH

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