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Where does SMP 7.1 Patch Management determine superseded updates?

Created: 31 Jan 2013 • Updated: 01 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

According to SMP, MS12-009 was partially superseded by MS12-017. This particular update within the the 009 bulletin: WindowsServer2003-KB2645640-x86-ENU.exe, for example, was deselected within one of my software update policies. The corresponding update in 017 that supposedly superseded the previous was WindowsServer2003-KB2647170-x86-ENU.exe. This is what I found out when viewing the Resource Association in the Resource Manager for WindowsServer2003-KB2647170-ENU.exe. This is great that it automatically disables superseded updates since I have the options set in the PM Import task to disable superseded updates.

The problem that I have is I cannot find anything on the Microsoft site what specific updates were superseded by what other updates. The example above is for a partially superseded bulletin in SMP. I did not bother to check fully superseded ones, meaning entire bulletins instead of individual updates. I figured those are easier to determine.

Does Symantec use this to determine what bulletins/updatse were superseded: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=245778?

Thanks

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Roman Vassiljev's picture

Hi Manny Castillo,

I think Patch Data team use information provided by vendor. In your case Microsoft page about bulletin MS12-017 says that some updates included to this bulletin replace updates from MS12-009:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bullet...

Thanks,
Roman