"Sky King" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:OfWNdhqEKHA.5068@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> Is there a reason that this update is not in the catalog?
> Not sure I fully understand,
I think the question should be what kind of update is the one that is wanted...
The keywords in it are certainly confusing and contradictory:
Keywords: atdownload kbbug kbexpertiseinter kbfix kbsecbulletin kbsecurity kbsecvulnerability kbsurveynew kbregistry
but there's an item in its FAQ section which sort of addresses those discrepancies:
2.. Why is this not a bulletin?
Answer: Devolution is a critical behavior for customers who have clients
in a child namespace and resources in the parent namespace.
This update causes a change in this behavior. This update may cause
a problem accessing certain resources for some enterprises.
Network administrators are advised to carefully understand the change
and then deploy the update in a manner that makes sure that both
namespaces are safe and operational.
So it sounds like it could be classified at least as an "optional update".
Here's what the catalog says about that.
What types of software updates does Microsoft publish?
Microsoft offers important, recommended, and optional updates.
Important updates provide significant benefits,
such as improved security and reliability.
Optional updates might include, for example,
new or updated driver software for devices
that you have added to your computer.
The Microsoft Update Catalog now provides access to hotfixes.
Hotfixes are generally provided by Microsoft Customer Service & Support.
To see a list of the updates that Microsoft publishes
and definitions for each type of update,
refer to the Microsoft Help and Support Web site article,
Description of the standard terminology
that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.
My guess is that letting users download it from there would be thought
less likely to make them aware of the change of functionality that might
be possible by installing the update.
> but the download is available. Here is a link for one version:
which discounts my idea about making people aware of the change
in functionality. ; }
Any guesses? <eg>