Available updates for Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2

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SUMMARY

This article describes the updates that are available for Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2.

Note Servicing of Windows Vista Beta 2 ended with the release of Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1). We recommend that you upgrade to the most recent public build in order to receive all released service packages. Contact the person, program or site that provided you with Windows Vista Beta 2 to determine whether Windows Vista RC1 is available to you for testing.

Note This Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 921583 contains all the information for the updates that are listed. Separate articles that describe the individual updates in more detail are unavailable.

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Available updates for Windows Vista Beta 2

Programs may crash or become unresponsive

Symptom
When you try to run a program that uses Comdlg32.dll, the program may become unresponsive or you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Program_name has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 920296 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download the Windows6.0-KB920296-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download the Windows6.0-KB920296-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download the Windows6.0-KB920296-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

The Sidebar application may crash when you install a compressed gadget

Symptom
When you try to install a compressed gadget either from the Microsoft Gadget Gallery or from a third-party, you may receive the following error message :
Windows Sidebar has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
This problem occurs if you try to install a compressed gadget when the Gadget Gallery dialog box is open.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 919893 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download the Windows6.0-KB919893-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB919893-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

Running Internet Protocol security (IPsec) or Windows Firewall on a multiprocessor or hyper-threaded computer may cause your computer to crash

Symptom
If you are using Internet Protocol security (IPsec) or Windows Firewall on a multiprocessor or hyper-threaded computer, a race condition may occur. This means that multiple processes may try to have exclusive access to the same memory locations. When this problem occurs, you may receive a Stop error message.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 919946 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB919946-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB919946-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB919946-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) data may not be sent to Microsoft

Symptom
When you join the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), the client may ignore the intermediate session data that is created by Windows CEIP. Because of this problem, Microsoft may be unable to collect data that can be used to help improve the customer experience with Windows Vista.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue was originally released as critical update KB920684. Then, this update was superseded as update KB922750 later on both the Windows Update Web site and on the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (KB922750:
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Download the Windows6.0-KB922750-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions) (KB922750):
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Download the Windows6.0-KB922750-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems) (KB922750):
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Download the Windows6.0-KB922750-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

Update for the Junk E-mail and Phishing Filter features in Windows Mail is available

Critical update 920291 is available on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. This update provides the Junk E-mail and Phishing Filter in Windows Mail with a more current definition of the e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or phishing e-mail.

Manual activation fails after the 14-day grace period and generates the following error code: "0x800705B4"

Symptom
Consider the following scenario. You install Windows Vista Beta 2. You then start Windows after the 14-day activation grace period expires. In this scenario, when the computer is restarted, an activation screen displays the following error message, and you cannot start Windows:
Authentication Failed with the following error: 0x800705B4
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 920976 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920976-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920976-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920976-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

You lose Internet connectivity after you install Windows Vista Beta 2 on a computer that is behind a home router or gateway

Symptom
After you install Windows Vista Beta 2 on a computer that is connected to certain home routers or gateways, you may lose Internet connectivity. You may be able to ping Internet sites from the computer, but you cannot browse any Web sites or communicate across the home network to any other computers by using TCP/IP.

Note Connectivity to resources that are located behind the same router or gateway is not affected. Also, this issue does not affect connectivity from other computers that are behind the same router or gateway. This issue affects wireless and wired hosts in the same manner.
Cause
This issue occurs because the router or gateway does not support Windows Scaling. By default, Windows Scaling is a new feature in Windows Vista Beta 2 that is enabled. This feature is Internet standards based (RFC 1323). If the router or gateway does not support this feature correctly, the router of gateway may drop packets that use this feature. Because of these dropped packets, the TCP connection cannot be established. TCP is used by most network-based applications. Therefore, Internet connectivity is lost.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 920698 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920698-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920698-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB920698-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

Optional components may not install when you apply Windows updates

Symptom
When you try to install an optional component, the installer program becomes unresponsive or stops responding, and the optional component is not installed. When this condition occurs, you may be unable to install or uninstall certain programs. For example, you cannot install additional programs by using Add or Remove Programs or Software Explorer in Control Panel, or by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update. You must restart the computer to clear this condition.
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Download the Windows6.0-KB919946-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.
Cause
This problem may occur if a servicing operation occurs in the background when you try to install the optional component. The problem occurs because of a deadlock condition in the Windows Module Installer Service. This condition causes all subsequent installation and servicing operations to fail.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 922045 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB922045-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB922045-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB922045-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

The Program Compatibility Assistant dialog box appears when you try to install or run AVG Antivirus System Professional version 7.1.394 or AVG Antivirus System Free Edition version 7.1.394

Symptom
You try to install AVG Antivirus System Professional version 7.1.394 or AVG Antivirus System Free Edition version 7.1.394, or when you try to start this program after you install it, The Program Compatibility Assistant dialog box may appear after you do any of the following:
  • You try to install AVG Antivirus System Professional version 7.1.394
  • You try to install AVG Antivirus System Free Edition version 7.1.394
  • You try to run either version of AVG Antivirus program after you install the program.
The Program Compatibility Assistant dialog box contains a message that states that the program has compatibility issues with the operating system. Therefore, you cannot install or run the AVG Antivirus program.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update KB921590 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB921590-v1-x86-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB921590-v1-x64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the Windows6.0-KB921590-v1-ia64-EN-US.MSU package now.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available. For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Vulnerability in Windows kernel could allow for remote code execution

Symptom
This update resolves newly discovered, privately reported vulnerabilities, and additional issues discovered through internal investigations.

An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could do any of the following:
  • Install programs.
  • View, change, or delete data.
  • Create new accounts that have full user rights.
We recommend that customers apply the update immediately.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 917422 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the 917422 package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the 917422 package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the 917422 package now.

Note To learn more about this update, visit the following Microsoft Web page to see the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-051:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-051.mspx

Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

Symptom
This update resolves several newly discovered, publicly and privately reported vulnerabilities. Each vulnerability is documented in its own "Vulnerability Details" section of the security bulletin.

If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then do any of the following:
  • Install programs.
  • View, change, or delete data.
  • Create new accounts that have full user rights.
Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.

We recommend that customers apply the update immediately.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 918899 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the 918899 package now.
Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the 918889 package now.

Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (Itanium-based Systems):
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Download
Download the 918899 package now.

Note To learn more about this update, visit the following Microsoft Web page to see the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-042:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-042.mspx

You may lose access to protected media music videos and recorded TV after you upgrade from Vista Beta 2

Symptom
When you try to play premium content that is protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM), you may be prompted to reacquire licenses from the Internet. This includes content from online music services and pay-per-view video services. Additionally, when you try to view previously recorded TV content from Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, the content may not play. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
restricted content
Cause
This issue occurs because of a design change in the WMDRM migration component that handles license migration. Versions of Vista that are later than Vista Beta 2 expect WMDRM licenses to be migrated in a manner that is incompatible with the Vista Beta 2 WMDRM migration component.
Resolution
A resolution for this issue is available as critical update 922917 on the Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Update Web site. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2:
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Download
Download the 922917 package now.

Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows Code Name "Longhorn" Server Beta 2 (x64 Editions):
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Download
Download the 922917 package now.


Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

Update to verify serviceability of the "servicing stack"

This update does not address a specific issue in functionality. Instead, the purpose of this update is to verify the ability to update the servicing stack by using Windows Update. This update is part of the Beta 2 testing. The servicing stack is the code that applies updates to a system.

This update is available as update 924125 on the Windows Update Web site and Microsoft Update Web site. The update is not available on the Microsoft Download Center.

Note This article contains all the information for this update. A separate article that describes this update is not available.

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Article ID: 921583 - Last Review: August 27, 2007 - Revision: 7.7
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  • Windows Vista Beta 2
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