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Old 09-18-2009
PowerUser
 

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Excluding Specific Automatic Updates.
Recently, an Active X killbit update --- KB973346 caused one of our Excel
6.0 VBA applications running under XP Service Pack 3 to fail when calling
MSHFlexgrid1. This is a very important application of our inventory control
and shipping functions.

After doing System Restore and working through the Custom Update process,
KB973346 was the culprit. Fortunately, it can be removed through Add/Remove
Programs, so we are able to function.

However, KB973346 continues to be listed as a critical update and Microsoft
continues to try to update our machines unless we turn off Automatic
Updates, which we would rather not do.

Is there a way to exclude KB973346 while still using Automatic Updates ??
Seems like a reasonable capability to include.

We are not big enough ... 20 users ... to have a full time system
administrator set up a bench testing process and manage the distribution of
updates to user workstations.

Thanks

PowerUser


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Old 09-19-2009
MowGreen
 

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Re: Excluding Specific Automatic Updates.
When the update icon appears in the Notification Area click on it.
That opens a list of updates offered.
UNcheck the box next to KB973346. Click OK and another small windows
pops up.
Put a check next to " If you ever show me this update again I'll buy a
Mac " ... but seriously, I think the box says " Do not show this update
again " or some similar verbiage. Doing that will Hide the update and it
will not be reoffered.

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PowerUser wrote:

> Recently, an Active X killbit update --- KB973346 caused one of our Excel
> 6.0 VBA applications running under XP Service Pack 3 to fail when calling
> MSHFlexgrid1. This is a very important application of our inventory control
> and shipping functions.
>
> After doing System Restore and working through the Custom Update process,
> KB973346 was the culprit. Fortunately, it can be removed through Add/Remove
> Programs, so we are able to function.
>
> However, KB973346 continues to be listed as a critical update and Microsoft
> continues to try to update our machines unless we turn off Automatic
> Updates, which we would rather not do.
>
> Is there a way to exclude KB973346 while still using Automatic Updates ??
> Seems like a reasonable capability to include.
>
> We are not big enough ... 20 users ... to have a full time system
> administrator set up a bench testing process and manage the distribution of
> updates to user workstations.
>
> Thanks
>
> PowerUser
>
>

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Old 09-19-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Excluding Specific Automatic Updates.
See the "How to obtain help" section of
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973346

Chances are that your Visual Basic installation is either outdated or not
fully patched. That's what you should be fixing.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


PowerUser wrote:
> Recently, an Active X killbit update --- KB973346 caused one of our Excel
> 6.0 VBA applications running under XP Service Pack 3 to fail when calling
> MSHFlexgrid1. This is a very important application of our inventory
> control
> and shipping functions.
>
> After doing System Restore and working through the Custom Update process,
> KB973346 was the culprit. Fortunately, it can be removed through
> Add/Remove
> Programs, so we are able to function.
>
> However, KB973346 continues to be listed as a critical update and
> Microsoft
> continues to try to update our machines unless we turn off Automatic
> Updates, which we would rather not do.
>
> Is there a way to exclude KB973346 while still using Automatic Updates ??
> Seems like a reasonable capability to include.
>
> We are not big enough ... 20 users ... to have a full time system
> administrator set up a bench testing process and manage the distribution
> of
> updates to user workstations.
>
> Thanks
>
> PowerUser


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