8 months ago I went around the company and got things "up to s-2 for office
and installed the current Y2K patches"
A couple months later I heard of a blitz of patches that needed to be
installed...that would come out soon. Many people suggested to wait until
December 1999 till the patches get all cleaned up.
So this month I start (over) on making sure the PC's software is up to
Complements to the MS product analyzer as it makes a great summary of what
is not compliant with links on how to fix it.
My problem is that Dec 21 I ran it on a particular PC and I get a ALL
office 97 (windows and all installed components OK)
Then today I happen to be on another computer and I see that EXCEL had a
patch PENDING !!!!\
go back to the computer from the 21st and rerun to find that I now am not as
up to speed as I thought!!!
Wow, I am glad that I am not responsible for any more PC's.....
I have a really hard time understanding why this couldn't have been taken
care of in some prior patch. Hell office 97 has been around for at least 4
years....people knew of Y2K. Now there are patches up the ass from jet
databases to service pack2a.
.... I expect that all of these patch installs will introduce instability
into the once stable system......(most 95/98 clients used to only reboot 1x
in 15 days and that is because I have to remind them to)
ALSO....why cant there be overall patches continuing off of
sr2 --->sr3---->sr4 .... etc to infinity....
Can we expect a SR3?....hopefully one that is cumulative, one that
understands if outlook 98 is installed?
I respect MS for bringing computers to the mainstream, and I understand that
computing wouldn't exist as it is today without them. I am disappointed in
their increasing problems and patchs / stability etc...
And I really hope that new op systems like Windows 2000 become more