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It’s another big patch week – and SANS are reporting that Microsoft SUS is having problems:

Microsoft SUS not playing well (NEW)
Published: 2005-11-09,
Last Updated: 2005-11-09 16:45:28 UTC by Tony Carothers (Version: 2(click to highlight changes))

Matthew Bailey just provided this input in regards to the SUS problems that are occuring

“I found this posting at

The SUS 1.0 update cab is delayed today but will be published at ~ 5:00pm PDT today.

The WSUS cab has no delays and has been published.”

We’ve had a busy last ~12 hours. Reports are coming in that Microsoft’s SUS is not updating correctly, causing a lot of readers to have to manually roll out patches. If anybody has found this to not be the case, or found a way to kick SUS into gear, please send us a note, and I’ll get it out to the rest of the world 🙂

Most enterprises who are relying on SUS/WSUS for deployment of patches are still on SUS (the older technology). This is a pretty important process for enterprises – patching, and the race to patch on time, is causing a lot of IT administrator headaches.

For SUS to fail and administrators to have to manually roll out patches is a disaster; I am sure that after this many CIOs will mandate a close look at other options; maybe this will cause them to switch platforms, or at least look at a more robust patch solution.