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ADODB.stream (K870669)

by Walt H / July 2, 2004 9:32 PM PDT

Anyone installed the new critical update, ADODB.stream (K870669), from Microsoft? Any problems with it?

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(NT) (NT) yes & no
by Ross / July 2, 2004 9:41 PM PDT
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Re: (NT) yes & no
by Walt H / July 2, 2004 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: (NT) yes & no

Thanks rocky....."gonna fly now" and install it.

Sorry, I couldn't resist that one. Happy

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Re: ADODB.stream (K870669)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 10:48 PM PDT
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Installed it on a few Windows 2000 SP4 boxes and XP Pro without issue. BUT on those boxes I actually am using a program I wrote using ADO databases. One wonders if you don't use programs that use ADO if this is needed?

Bob

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Re: ADODB.stream (K870669)
by Walt H / July 2, 2004 10:57 PM PDT

I wondered the same thing. I'm using my home computer with XP Home Sp1. The more I read and re-read Microsoft's warning concerning the issue which in part said that ..."some malicious websites could potentially use a script to control a system", naturally that got to me.

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Re: ADODB.stream (K870669)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2004 11:20 PM PDT
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Re: ADODB.stream (K870669)
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 3, 2004 10:36 AM PDT
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Walt,

I've installed the update on all our Win2000 XP4 and WinXP machines also. Because all the office machines use Internet Explorer and frequently use downloaded forms, exactly as in the example from Microsoft Knowledgebase below, I decided it was better to be safe.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;870669

You'll see that you can make the change manually if you choose, but I used the downloadable update file from the link above. It is a small download and installed easily and without a restart required. It also enabled me to update about 25 machines easily over our network.

I also installed on my personal WinXP HOME machine. So far no problems on any of the installations.

There's also a discussion in the "Virus And Security" forum about the update. Here's a direct link:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=27943&messageID=315241

It's up to you.

Grif

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