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Microsoft Patch Tuesday to End Year With Massive Update

 6:54 am on Dec 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

This won't be the biggest update of the year, but it will be close.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday to End Year With Massive Update [eweek.com]

Microsoft has plans for a gigantic Patch Tuesday next week to plug 40 security vulnerabilities across a number of products, including critical bugs impacting Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows.

The bugs will be squashed by a total of 17 security bulletins, two of which are rated 'critical.' One of the two critical bulletins affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6, 7 and 8, while the other bulletin impacts Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008.



 2:33 am on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing the updates now for all my machines; XP, Vista 7, Server, etc. Anyone run into any issues yet?


 2:42 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I noticed a huge performance loss in Outlook 2007. I don't know if it has anything to do with the Office patches that were applied, but wow, did it tank.



 4:00 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Fortunately my office machine is only Vista Basic and I do not run hardly any other MS programs therefore update was "only" 9.2 mb.


 4:02 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

That's strange, now it says it's 17.0 mb!

Robert Charlton

 7:10 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just downloaded and installed... faster than I expected. So far apparently no problems.


 7:52 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Is anybody experiencing 5 - 10 second delays when changing from the Inbox to Calendar, etc in Outlook 2007? This is ridiculous. I tried compacting the .pst, rebooting, archiving, etc. Nothing seems to help.


 8:02 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yep I am, glad I found this before I started mucking with PST files, everything in outlook stuck in glue including switching to view an empty recycle bin :(
Win 7, Office 2007


 8:18 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Outlook 2007 is dying on my computer - at least I will stop trying to delete e-mails and compacting the database as other people are having issues with it as well.

Robert Charlton

 8:56 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

With regard to reported Outlook problems, I use Office 2003 and don't use Outlook, so I can't comment from personal experience.

I do see via Google Realtime Search, though, that KB2412171 is implicated, and some people are suggesting that uninstalling it fixes the problem. I won't make that recommendation, because I haven't tried it, but here are searches (on Realtime) you can try...

outlook 2007
outlook 2007 KB2412171

Also, this apparently affects Outlook 2007 in combination with Gmail.

Some results from Germany as well as from the US. Microsoft apparently doesn't monitor Twitter, so @MSDownloads hasn't commented. ;)


 9:53 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Uninstalling 2412171 is the proposed fix for now. And that worked for me. Nothing solid from MS except for a link and request for OS and details from one of the MVPs:


 10:00 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yep removing 2412171 'De-Treacled' my outlook.


 11:04 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

re Outlook 2007 - thank goodness for webmasterworld! Outlook 2007 now sorted after removing today's update


 1:41 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

FWIW I run Outlook 2007 on my main workstation (64-bit Vista), and I experienced no slowdown in operation at all.


 2:14 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

FWIW I run Outlook 2007 on my main workstation (64-bit Vista), and I experienced no slowdown in operation at all.
Same here, but I also have a SSD, which doesn't seem to let anything slow it down.

 3:25 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

The Outlook team in Redmond is aware they have an issue but they are unable to track it down as of yet (received a response email tonight). Although bill isn't having any issue with Vista 64-bit there are others reporting issues with Vista. That's the real issue for the Outlook team right now, they cannot pin-point the problem.


 5:29 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes, even though I am not affected by this it certainly doesn't mean that it's not an issue. ;) The problem appears related to the COM add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook Connector. It may also impact those using Outlook to connect to Gmail.
  • Outlook Answers forum [social.answers.microsoft.com]
  • Outlook 2007 and Update 2412171 [officeforlawyers.com]
  • henry0

     11:50 am on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

    Did it a few min ago
    I do not have Coops problems with Cal and Outlook, and it still sync fine between my Droid, Outlook and G-cal.
    however instead of a split second as it was, it maybe takes a full sec, just barely noticeable but is there.
    <edit> Forgot mentioning: Wins7, 64bit, Outlook 07</edit>


     1:09 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

    bill emphasized my point exactly (hope the bold name didn't draw my emphasis the wrong way! It's actually a forum trait I picked up from you!). The issue is one of those that programmers absolutely love -- one that has no common root and is so difficult to troubleshoot it's humbling.

    I submitted the fact that Outlook Connector was in my Menu bar but I was not using it. I have no idea where that came from, I assumed either on initial installation or during an Update. I hadn't noticed it before and I never use it. No Gmail, ... nothing Google as a matter of fact ;) ... on the computer having issues.

    I notice that the same old 2412171 fix keeps popping in the Windows Update. Not going to do it! Not yet, waiting to see what Redmond comes up with first.


     6:43 pm on Dec 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

    It's official:
    Microsoft Releases Blog Entry Regarding Recent Outlook 2007 Update [webmasterworld.com]

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