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Microsoft Security Advisory 922582

Update for Windows

Published: September 12, 2006


Today we are announcing the availability of an update that does not address a security vulnerability, but is a high priority for customers in keeping their systems updated. The update addresses the following issue:

You may receive error code 0x80070002 when you try to update a computer running on Microsoft Windows that has a minifilter-based application installed. This error code could occur when updating using any of the following Microsoft tools:

  • Automatic Updates
  • Windows Update Web site
  • Microsoft Update Web site
  • Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003
  • Software Update Services (SUS) 1.0
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 2.0

Currently, File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is the only known minifilter-based application that can cause this behavior and is only available in Windows Server 2003 R2. However, many companies are developing minifilter-based applications that will be available in the near future.

We encourage Windows customers to review and install this update. This update will be offered automatically through Automatic Updates. This update has been designed to install successfully even if a minifilter driver is installed that is preventing other updates from installing. For more information about this issue, including download links for the available non-security update, please review Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582.

General Information

Purpose of Advisory: To provide clarification and notification of the availability of the update to address this issue.

Advisory Status: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article and associated update were released.

Recommendation: Review the referenced Knowledge Base Article and apply the appropriate update.

ReferencesIdentification
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582

This advisory discusses the following software.

Related Software
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

What is the scope of the advisory?
This advisory clarifies the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article and its associated update. The update does not correct a security vulnerability, but is instead an update for the condition that results in the error code 0x80070002. This error code results when updating a computer, on which a minifilter-based application is installed, by using Automatic Updates, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Systems Management Server, Software Update Services, or Windows Server Update Services. This update affects the software that is listed in the “Overview” section.

For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582.

Is this a security vulnerability that requires Microsoft to issue a security update?
No. This issue is not itself a security vulnerability. Rather, this issue affects your computer system’s ability to successfully install security updates. For more information about this issue and how to download the update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582.

What causes this issue?
In some scenarios, the error code 0x80070002 can occur if the computer is running a minifilter-based product that uses the Microsoft Filter Manager technology. Filter Manager may return a STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND value instead of a STATUS_OBJECT_PATH_NOT_FOUND value. This can cause the issue described at the beginning of this advisory.

The0x80070002 error code can have other causes. For more information about how to determine whether you are affected by this issue, see the next frequently asked question.

How do I know whether this issue affects me?
You may be affected by this issue if your computer returns the error code 0x80070002 when trying to update by using Automatic Updates, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Systems Management Server, Software Update Services, or Windows Server Update Services. In addition, your computer is running a minifilter-based application.

To determine whether you have a minifilter installed, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582.

Note We recommend that you install this update even if you do not have any minifilters installed, because we expect increased adoption of minifilter technology very soon. Installing this update will ensure that you will not be affected by this issue even when you install a minifilter-based product in the future.

What is Microsoft Filter Manager? What are minifilters?
Microsoft Filter Manager is a file system filter driver that simplifies the development of third-party filter drivers. A file system filter driver intercepts requests targeted at a file system or another file system filter driver. By intercepting the request before it reaches its intended target, the filter driver can extend or replace functionality provided by the original target of the request. Examples of file system filter drivers include anti-virus filters, backup agents, and encryption products. A filter driver developed to the Filter Manager model is called a minifilter. For more information about file system filter drivers, visit the following Microsoft Web page.

Won’t this issue affect the installation of this update?
This update will install correctly even if the computer is already affected by this issue. However, you may be unable to install other updates until you install this update.

This is a security advisory about a non-security update. Isn’t that a contradiction?
Security advisories address security changes that may not require a security bulletin but may still affect customer’s overall security. Security advisories are a way for Microsoft to communicate security-related information to customers about issues that may not be classified as vulnerabilities and may not require a security bulletin, or about issues for which no security bulletin has been released. In this case, we are communicating the availability of an update that affects your ability to perform subsequent updates, including security updates. Therefore, this advisory does not address a specific security vulnerability; rather, it addresses your overall security.

Review the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that is associated with this advisory

We encourage customers to install this update. Customers who are interested in learning more about this update should review Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 922582.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this advisory, such as update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Other Information

Resources:

Disclaimer:

The information provided in this advisory is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions:

  • September 12, 2006: Advisory published

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