kb article 909444 has how to fix the issues that may arise when you install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-051: Vulnerabilities in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400). Although I’ve not had any of these issues – yet – this will be good reference for me.
According to several places and Neil’s World – The fightback, Miranda has been patched to work with Yahoo again but my Miranda hasn’t worked for several days now, and the latest patches i downloaded this afternoon after receiving notification that a supposed patch was available has made a little difference – I now get unknown error -1…really helpful 🙂
With Microsoft’s latest round of patches available this morning (typically on a day that I’m not in the office!) it was interesting to note that there were some NT4 patches on there – you remember NT4 – the OS that microsoft was going to stop supporting on various dates sometime last year. The other weird thing is that my XP box at home downloaded more than 4 patches today – even though there were only 4 patches released.
Hmmm – Microsoft have broken their rule of monthly patch updates this morning with two new critical updates. One for XP Media Center edition (unlikely to be in a business and whose knowledge base article doesn’t exist yet.) and another for SQL Server 2000 desktop engine on Windows Server 2003
A useful utility that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Systems Update Server. If you have a pc that needs installing (or patching) but isn’t normally on the lan, then this utility forces the client to update against a named sus server, apply the patches and then on reboot sets it back to use Microsoft’s servers. Excellent for patching friends pc’s or remote worker pc’s who are not normally on the lan and are WAY out of date.