Microsoft Delays Windows Update Services

By Phantasm66 · 7 replies
Jul 13, 2004
  1. It looks like Windows Update Services, a new tool designed to let system administrators keep PCs and servers up to date with the latest patches and bug fixes, won't be delivered until some time in the first half of 2005. Originally, the tool was planned to debut this year.

    "The company said the delay will allow developers to incorporate changes suggested by people who tested the product. Also, Microsoft developers are busy with a new Automatic Updates agent that will be incorporated into Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), a long-awaited revamp of Windows XP. The necessary integration of Automatic Updates into SP2, and required testing, in part contributed to the delay, according to the company."
  2. abc

    abc TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I sure hope there will be a way to turn it off.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    Me too.
  4. Windows update services is the rebrand of software update services... I find it a godsend when you have 6 servers (each with around 20 xp/2000 clients hanging off of them) Sure i hope the client part is configurable.. but in an office environment where the server administrator is'nt always on site to keep the clients up to date WUS/SUS is invaluble as part of the remote maintanence of a network. Just my £1.50 :)


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  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Too bad, WUS was my last project before I ended school, it is such a good product, only a shame that we will have to wait so much longer for it... :(
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    The number of delayed Microsoft releases recently demonstrates the strain that must be going into creating Longhorn.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Or making IE secure.[​IMG]
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Well, you can still turn off automatic updates using SP2 RC2. So I imagine it isn't mandatory.

    I'm sure you can always disable the service etc...
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