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Microsoft fixes delivery of IE patch

Puts right a glitch on downloads site that meant people could not access a critical security fix.

Microsoft on Wednesday fixed a , which had prevented people from installing it from the company's Download Center Web site. The update addressed an error in a security bulletin released by Microsoft earlier this week as part of its monthly patch cycle.

Microsoft noted on its Download Center that "the initial packages were corrupt, causing some Systems Management Sever and Internet Explorer installation failures." Although people could not access the August patches from the Download Center, updates from Automatic Update, Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services were not affected.