Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 08:18 No comments
A month ago, I talked about a botched patch that Microsoft slid out the Automatic Update chute. If you had Automatic Updates turned on, and you were using Office 2007, you got treated to KB 2412171, and it caused all sorts of problems.
Microsoft pulled the patch about a week later. Damage done to Automatic Updaters.
Now, a month later, word comes that Microsoft has finally fixed the patch and re-released it. Here’s the official announcement from the Microsoft Office Blog:
This week, we released an update that fixes the three issues identified in the December Update for Microsoft Outlook 2007. The update released on Tuesday, January 11, was distributed by Microsoft Update and referenced as updated KB article KB2412171.
If you did not uninstall the December Update for Outlook 2007, then the update released on Tuesday, January 11, will fix the three known issues which you may be experiencing. For more detail about the issues that were identified with the December update for Outlook 2007, see Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007.
If you did uninstall the December Update for Outlook 2007, then you can benefit from the new January update.
To receive the January 11 update you can either:
Â§ Run Windows Update on your computer
Â§ Download and install the update directly from the Microsoft Download Center.
If you have automatic updates enabled, you will receive this update automatically.
I don’t recommend that you install this patch of a patch. Let’s see what happens to all of the Automatic Update beta testers out there….