Where does SMP 7.1 Patch Management determine superseded updates?
According to SMP, MS12-009 was partially superseded by MS12-017.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 The corresponding update in 017 that supposedly superseded the previous was WindowsServer2003-KB2647170-x86-ENU.exe.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 This is great that it automatically disables superseded updates since I have the options set in the PM Import task to disable superseded updates.
The problem that I have is I cannot find anything on the Microsoft site what specific updates were superseded by what other updates. The example above is for a partially superseded bulletin in SMP. I did not bother to check fully superseded ones, meaning entire bulletins instead of individual updates.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Does Symantec use this to determine what bulletins/updatse were superseded: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=245778?