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  • Problems with KB 2633880, 2518864, 2572073

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 at 14:53 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m seeing reports all over the place about a lousy bunch of .NET patches that went out in the past few hours. People complain that they’re being offered repeatedly, or they won’t install. They seem to be causing problems on XP and Server 2003 boxes.

    Susan Bradley advizes that the problematic patches are these:

    MS12-016: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: February 14, 2012: KB 2633880

    MS11-044: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 on Windows XP Service Pack 3 and on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2: June 14, 2011: KB 2518864.

    MS11-078: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: October 11, 2011: KB 2572073

     Don’t even try to install them. Wait.

    I sure hope you’re following along here, and you’ve noticed the MS-DEFCON 1 warning. This has been a horrendous month for patches. Turn OFF Automatic Update and wait for Microsoft to sort out the mess.

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