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New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages
Article ID: 817903 - View products that this article applies to.
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Microsoft has adopted a standardized naming schema for all software update packages (patch or update) for Exchange Server that are created and distributed by Microsoft. The new naming schema will go into effect for all update packages in April 2003.
Note An Exchange Server software update is an executable (.exe) file that contains one or more system files that you can apply to Exchange Server to correct a specific problem. Software updates are distributed by Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) to customers who are severely affected by a specific problem. Critical and recommended software updates are software updates that Microsoft recommends for all customers. Critical or recommended software updates can be obtained from the Windows Update site, the Microsoft Download Center, or from other Microsoft Web sites.
Microsoft has adopted this new naming schema for software update packages for the following reasons:
New Schema for Naming Exchange Server Software Update PackagesExchange Server software update packages are named using the following schema:
ProductName-KBArticleNumber-Option-Language.exeThe following list provides information about each attribute in the new naming schema:
Article ID: 817903 - Last Review: July 12, 2012 - Revision: 6.0