Windows Home Server Security Updates

I don’t have my Windows Home Server set to automatically install updates from Microsoft. today was the day I went into the console and told it to pull down the updates. Even though I tell it not to automatically install the updates the process is unstoppable once I click the update now button. I don’t get a preview of the updates that will be installed.

Today’s updates included:

KB941693 (MS08-025) – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege.

KB945553 (MS08-020) – Vulnerability in DNS client could allow spoofing.

KB948590 (MS08-021) – Vulnerability in GDI could allow remote code execution.

KB948881 (MS08-023) – Critical security update for ActiveX killbits.

KB947864 (MS08-024) – Cumulative security update for IE7.

The Malicious Software Removal Tool also ran.

As expected, a reboot was required.

So far I haven’t encountered an differences or problems since applying the update.