The Windows Server Notebook

Aug 16 2013   3:41PM GMT

Microsoft backtracks on another Patch Tuesday update

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

For the second time this week, Microsoft is backtracking on a security update from the latest round of Patch Tuesday fixes.

MS13-066, an important update for Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS), was pulled because of customers reporting functionality issues after installing the update. Microsoft said the update was being pulled because it could stop AD FS from working, but there’s no official word yet on what’s causing the issues.

This is the second update the company has pulled since releasing this month’s Patch Tuesday releases. Microsoft backtracked on a critical Exchange update earlier this week after it didn’t test the update in a dogfood environment before releasing it.

One Exchange MVP called the pull the “latest in a long line of cock-ups.” Other experts suggested that pulling the critical update suggested that the quarterly release of Exchange updates was at risk.

What do you think of these updates being pulled? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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