Office patches suddenly stop reporting on WSUS

Strangely, this did not appear too much in any searches. Consider the following:

  • You have Office patches distributed via WSUS to your network
  • Machines report back they need Windows patches without an issue
  • A very small number, or zero in my case, report back they need Office patches when in fact you are aware there are patches available
  • This started happening after April 2015.

Microsoft have just recently released a post announcing the end of RTM support for Office 2013 as of April 2015. Therefore, unless Office SP1 is installed, no soup for you since April!

Makes sense from a stability and security point of view, but I find it rather odd that it was only announced on June 9.

My test lab is now reporting back, hungry for Office updates. Hope this helps someone.

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