I'm getting reports of another potential breach of trust on the Windows Update front. This time users are complaining that a Windows Update (WSUS) installed Windows Desktop Search onto systems, which, after being installed, started indexing systems and slowing PCs down.
Here's what The Register has to say:
"The admins at my place were in a flap this morning because Windows Desktop Search 3.01 had suddenly started installing itself on desktops throughout the company," a Reg reader by the name of Rob informs us. "The trouble is that once installed, the indexer kicks in and slows the machines down."
"I'm slighly pissed of [sic] at M$ right now," an admin in charge of 3,000 PCs wrote in a comment to the first aforementioned link. "All the clients have slowed to a crawl, and the file servers are having problems with the load."
I've not confirmed this but this it's another example of a growing distrust of Windows Update. That's a bad thing and I'm not seeing Microsoft do anything about it.
I'm going to check some systems here and see what I find - anyone else noticed this yet?