Is the jury still out about this patch?
I'm not one to discount the chance of coincidence, but I have two separate clients both of whose servers autgo-installed this patch; the first I have described in the Windows Server forum, and we had problems, so I uninstalled the patch on both servers - they are still having intermittent connectivity problems which we cannot isolate, but neither can we attribute to this patch or its uninstallation.
The second client (where I am today) is having network printing issues, but in addition a few users, when they log in, say they get a popup message about an IP address change (I have yet to see this message, though, so I am not sure of its nature or even what it actually states). Again, nothing to tie it to the patch or its absence (I uninstalled it on all 3 servers here last week) - but I'm nervous on two levels - one, they might have deep problems caused by removing this patch. two, I can easily go from the good guy for catching the patch alert and acting on it to protect our clients, to the bad guy for uninstalling a patch and thus exposing them to whatever happened.
And today I received an email from Shavlik Technologies stating
<hr>Join Shavlik Security Experts on November 4th to Discuss Why MS08-067 is Critical to Apply Immediately.*
The release of MS08-67 marks only the fourth time that Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch. While it may be tempting to wait to apply this patch with other bulletins on November’s Patch Tuesday, delaying may give hackers just enough time to infiltrate your network, take control of vulnerable computers, and steal sensitive data with no blue screen of death to indicate their presence.<hr>
So ... has there been a determination, either from Woody or from anyone else to indicate how this patch behaves with Windows Server 2003 (R2)? Shavlik may make me nervous, but Woody is still the go-to guy.