I'm curious why KB2699988 is released for IE7, IE8, and IE9 for Vista, but not IE9 for Windows 7. It was released today and looks like a fairly important update. Am I in too big of hurry?
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In looking at Microsoft's update catalog (http://catalog.update.microsoft.com), I do see some versions of this KB that are applicable to Windows 7 machines. Since the patch is released into the Microsoft catalog, if you are not seeing the patch listed within your VSA, then that would indicate that a patch scan has not occurred against an endpoint in your environment that needs that particular version of the patch. KKB000676 describes the patch discovery process.
If you have an endpoint that you believe should be reporting a need for this particular version of the patch, ensure a patch scan has been run against the machine. If that does not populate this version of the patch to your VSA, run the Windows Update tool on the local machine to verify that Windows Update is actually reporting that the endpoint qualifies for that version of the patch. If Windows Update does NOT report that the patch is applicable to the endpoint, then Kaseya will not report that either, since we are leveraging the Windows Update Agent .api for patch scans and rely on the results returned by that .api to populate the patch information within Kaseya. However, if Windows Update IS reporting the patch as missing but you still do not see the patch listed within your VSA, please open a ticket with support so the issue can be investigated.
It was strange. The patch was there in approval by patch, but not for Windows 7. Then a couple of hours later it finally showed up. I must have been in too much of a hurry to see it in the list. It was actually deployed on most everything last night.
That isn't particularly surprising, especially for Patch Tuesday. It could be that MS hadn't posted the file at the same time as they did other versions. Alternatively, it could have just been that your Windows7 machines hadn't finished their patch scan yet, and that once those machines completed the scans, then the patch became visible on your VSA.
Either way, I'm glad that there are no issues and that the patch is deployed.
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