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Delays on Windows Update & the Death of SUS

Published: 2006-10-10
Last Updated: 2006-10-10 19:59:48 UTC
by John Bambenek (Version: 1)
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Windows Update is currently experiencing delays and not serving up all those happy patches. The MSRC is reporting some delays with getting the patches up.  If you need them immediately you can download directly from the bulletins. ISC Reader Jim McCormick found that by clearing out C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download he was able to take care of business. Choice is yours.  You could also always wait. :)

Alan Mercer sent in a reminder that Microsoft is discontinuing support for SUS on Dec. 6th, 2006. Because this is before the December patch cycle, it seems that November will be the last patch cycle that SUS will be supported. With the holidays coming up, it's time to think about upgrading to WSUS.
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