Microsoft releases software updates to fix bugs, address security problems or add functionality. The most familiar are service packs, Windows updates and hotfixes. Hotfixes are essentially patches that are available for immediate deployment and are often less tested than other updates. Other software companies also release patches to their own programs to correct specific problems. Keeping your system up to date with the latest Microsoft hot fixes can help keep it running smoothly.
PDQ Inventory is designed to collect information about installed hot fixes (and other updates) for computers in your organization. The Installed Hot Fixes page in the Computer window displays this information and more for each computer on your network. You can select the columns you want to view and sort by those columns in a variety of ways.
For example, selecting KB893357 displays all the information about this specific hotfix. This includes the KB number, description of the problem solved and the URL to learn more about the hot fix.
This update addresses multiple issues in Windows XP and Microsoft Outlook Express, including a problem that causes an error message to be displayed when attempting to watch threads in newsgroups and a display issue with attachment file names in Rich Text e-mail messages. It also resolves a problem that occurs when a computer resumes from system hibernation and the system displays an unreadable black screen.