There is a ticket open for this issue #17869 (probably by ADS) but my understanding was that the LIVE >Hotfix view information came from Shavlik and the patch analysis process compared that information with the information provided by PatchLink.
Maybe Eamon can add some more detailed information?
The discrepencies are a result of the differing methods of analysis used by shavlik vs patchlink. Patchlink actually seems to provide more accurate results based on the Microsoft Technet articles relating to the patches - eg if the patch installs a certain dll file, then if that dll file is there and the right version, PL considers that patch installed, regardless if the patch explicitly shows up in 'add/remove programs'. so you may get false negatives from other products.
this seems to be an issue that is coming up more and more w/ the new patch functionality. we need some better education as to how patchlink does its checks.
With all the above being said, what is the status of the 'new' Patchlink site for subscriptions and payloads?
I have not been able to connect, even through a regular IE browser session, since their host move. Has anyone an update? Is there a new URL now?
The original patchlink url is backup now. They have disabled IE browsing though.