ZA probably doesn't have anything to do with it unless you've blocked the auto update app. With Auto Update enabled, you should get the updates .. eventually. It may take a day or two, but I've never seen them not come through. Auto update is a low priority task and does some things to minimize it's impact on your 'net connection and possibly on MS's server farm. If you have the update icon in your system tray, hover the mouse over it and see if it notes a % complete for downloading. Of course, some companies block Windows Update at the firewall to eliminate the massive bandwidth triggered by many PCs downloading updates at the same time. Those companies generally use some other service like SUS to push updates to workstations so the updates are only downloaded from MS once and are then pushed to the clients as, for instance, they log on to the LAN in the morning. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Franz Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 9:57 AM To: pctech Subject: [PCTECH] latest critical fix and automatic updates Thru various web sources (zdnet, etc) MS issued "critical" fixes Tuesday. Since Tue my desktop did it's automatic updates & prompted me to reboot. I did. Later (same day)I went to Windows Update site to check my pc, and there was the whole list 8 security fixes, including the critical update. If Automatic Updates is configured to "download and prompt for reboot", why would it not get what's out there? Is Automatic Update not reliable? I checked with another programmer (diff site) - had same problem. I run Zone Alarm, he does not... jim franz -- This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech. This email is for the use of the intended recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this email without the author's prior permission. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. The information contained in this communication may be confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege. If you are the intended recipient and you do not wish to receive similar electronic messages from us in the future then please respond to the sender to this effect.