Microsoft: Patches now flowing automatically

Fixes networking issues that forced people to use manual downloads to get critical patches.

After fixing some initial glitches, Microsoft said the patches released on Tuesday are now being delivered to users of its automated services.

When the software maker released the 10 patches on Tuesday, the only way people could get them was to manually download them. The company said that was due to problems with its automated tools, including Windows' Automatic Updates, Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services.

However, a Microsoft representative said those tools were working as of late Tuesday afternoon PDT. The company updated its blog on the topic as well.

"Our teams have resolved the network issues with Microsoft Update," the company said on the blog. "You should start seeing content replicated out to Microsoft Update, Automatic Updates, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update v6."

The 10 patches fix a collective 26 flaws, one of the largest monthly fixes ever and the largest this year, outside security providers said. Included were six critical fixes for Office and Windows.

Microsoft said last week to expect 11 patches, but a company representative on Tuesday said that one of the fixes, a critical patch to Windows, "did not meet the quality bar" and will be part of next month's updates.

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