The Windows update MS10-24 for SMTP will wipe the SMTP configuration on Windows Server 2008. I discovered this today when we found SMTP was no longer relaying email (or accepting local connections) on a couple of servers. One server and I was scratching my head. The second one and I knew there was only one common denominator.
It took me a couple of different search attempts to find the culprit. Even then, I went to the official page for this update and I had to click through 3 pages to find a warning that there might be an issue (I linked the eventual page above).
The developer of this automatic update expects you to magically script a solution to run before the update and after it. This will backup your SMTP configuration and restore it. That’s even assuming that your crystal ball has warned you of a problem. The next time I hear a MS security evangelist talk about instant approval and deployment of updates … …
I know the issue with this update is an exception. But I am not impressed. Believe me – I am holding back on how unimpressed I am.
*counting down from 10, 9, 8 …*