Like anyone else who's suffered from first releases (included SPs and Critical Updates) I tend to wait until the eager beavers have downloaded the latest releases to see what else comes out of the woodwork.
While I'm not suggesting anyone else would want to do the same, the above article does state that anyone using a personal firewall would already have some protection from the security holes to which MS allude.
Be interested to hear from anyone who has downloaded the Critical Updates though.
Just a quick echo of The Brambles comment. Read a story once about a M$ update. Guy updated last thing on Friday night with a patch out that day. Couldn't access the web first thing Monday. Patch had blocked internet access. Wasn't until about Wednesday that M$ released a fix for the blocking issue. They made no comments on their website and just issued the fix unannounced. Guy couldn't get net access for 2 days. So I too always wait a coulpe of days to see if there are any issues with patches as some of the patches cannot be reversed once installed.
Don't want to deter anyone from not taking on the patches themselves but this is just my own thoughts which echo brambles.
They’re working for me too – so far so good – but, don’t forget to check that they’ve installed properly. Belarc advisor will tell you whether they have or not and you can get Belarc here: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
You’ll probably find that it would be a good idea to check to see if there’s been an update for your MS Office products as well – for example, for Outlook among others.
I've got a firewall which makes me slighty less vulnerable anyway so might just wait till the weekend for the updates. That way if it goes horribly wrong I have a day or so to try and retrieve the situation
Doesn't M$ say that some of the updates can't be undone??? Maybe that has something to do with it.....but then again why am I offering advice, wot I know about computers....postage stamps...you know the score