WSUS fix for update detection issues for Office 2003 SP1 - KB954960

You use Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 to deploy software updates and hotfixes to computers that are in your organization. However, some computers do not receive updates from the WSUS server. This problem occurs if the computers have Microsoft Office 2003 or components of Office 2003 installed. This problem occurs because a recent […]

You use Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 to deploy software updates and hotfixes to computers that are in your organization. However, some computers do not receive updates from the WSUS server. This problem occurs if the computers have Microsoft Office 2003 or components of Office 2003 installed.

This problem occurs because a recent revision to an Office 2003 Service Pack 1 update causes some WSUS 3.0 servers to incorrectly synchronize the revised update with the update’s approvals. When the affected client computers communicate with such a server, the Web service is unable to process the approvals. Therefore, the detection is unsuccessful.

Note This problem affects Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 and Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 (WSUS 3.0 SP1). However, in some circumstances, the following products may also be affected:

• Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) that has had the WSUS component upgraded from WSUS 2 to WSUS 3
• System Center Essentials 2007
• System Center Configuration Manager 2007

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