Sometimes Microsoft release bulletins that are not showing in the Symantec Management Platform console, why?

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Article ID: 170541

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Products

Patch Management Solution for Windows

Cause

If you look under the main KB’s (4049016 and 4049018) you will find that the updates released in November for .Net were _all_ without exception previously released, either as part of a Preview Quality Rollup or as part of a Security and Quality Rollups.

Note that each statement under a KB is from the Microsoft site.
  • KB4049016 (Windows 7 and 2008)
    • KB4041778 (4.6)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017.
    • KB4040977 (4.5)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017, the Security and Quality Rollup on October 10, 2017, and the Security and Quality Rollup on September 12, 2017.
    • KB4040980 (3.5)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017, the Security and Quality Rollup on October 10, 2017 and the Security and Quality Rollup on September 12, 2017.
 
  • KB4049016 (Windows 2012)
    • KB4041776 (4.6)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017.
    • KB4040975 (4.5)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017, the Security and Quality Rollup on October 10, 2017, and the Security and Quality Rollup on September 12, 2017.
    • KB4040979 (3.5)
      • This update is included in the Security and Quality Rollup that's dated November 14, 2017. This update was previously released as part of the Preview of Quality Rollup on October 17, 2017, the Security and Quality Rollup on October 10, 2017, and the Security and Quality Rollup on September 12, 2017.
 
Those updates are under the following bulletins:
  • MSNS17-10-QPNET-4042076 contains KB4041778
  • MS17-09-MRNET-4041083 contains KB4040977 and KB4040980 
  • MSNS17-10-QPNET-4042077 contains 4041776
  • MS17-09-MRNET-4041084 contains KB4040975 and KB4040979.

Environment

Any currently supported version of Patch Management Solutions

Resolution

There is no problem for updates that are re-released after a Secutriy or Quality Rollup, but you probably want to check and ensure you deploy the Preview of Quality Rollup.