Windows updates for June

The advanced notification has been published for the updates which will be released on Patch Tuesday, the 12th June.

Patch Tuesday 12th June 2007 advance notification page

4 out of the 6 are critical for at least one affected system. 2 of these are critical patches for just about all operating systems. One is critical for various versions of Internet Explorer (including IE7 on Vista); the last is critical for Windows Mail (the Vista replacement for Outlook Express).

The remaining two include a moderate fix for Vista and an important fix for Visio. These would not be installed automatically with default Windows Update settings but would need the user to choose them. Of course, in a business environment the best way to roll these out is to use WSUS version 3 which is now available.

On the subject of June patches, there are some updates for SBS 2003 servers as well. These are designed to get Vista to integrate into your SBS environment as smoothly as XP does – using /connectcomputer to join the domain for example. Of course you can run Vista in an SBS 2003 environment without this, but you lose some of the rich management features by doing so.

Read the MS SBS Blog post about these updates for Vista.

Thanks to Susan Bradley, the SBS Diva for her great blog where I first spotted this (and David Overton’s follow up about half an hour after Susan!)

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