Tuesday, October 05, 2004

SMS 2003 Software Updates to Support Uninstall (KB885438 and KB885266)

After getting used to SUS with less than optimal reporting capabilities it was a relief to see that some of the issues with SUS was solved with the Software Update management capabilities of SMS 2003 (Making it applicable for enterprise customers). With Windows Installer 3.0 technology then came the possibility of completely uninstalling patches and now there's an update out there to support uninstalling patches deployed with SMS 2003. Of course at most times this shouldn't be necessary with the right amount of testing - but one newer knows what kinds of ravage a innocent looking hotfix can do to older production systems (Not speaking from experience of course ;-)

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