Sure this might not be a cutting edge news story. In fact it is relatively old news. Microsoft has made the initiative to automate some of the fixes from their knowledgebase article. Here is their statement
Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Fix it. We’re working hard to automate solutions to common software problems in an easy, intuitive way that is available when and where you need it. So whether you are looking for a solution in help or support content, or an error report, Fix it provides a way to apply automated fixes, workarounds, or configuration changes so you don’t have to perform a long list of manual steps yourself.
You can use this solution center to browse for Fix it solutions by product, contact the Fix it team, read about Fix it coverage and events, or get help and support for problems that do not yet have Fix it solutions.
I stumbled across this when I was researching an IE related problem for my Oracle setup. I stumbled across their “Fix-It” solution to allow 10 IE connections by running their MSI. So now as opposed to printing out the Microsoft KB article and going to the problematic desktop/laptop and manually sifting through the registry, you can now just run the MSI. Or better yet, write a simple shell execute or batch file logon script to run when the computer starts up or the user logs on and your done.
Just thought I would throw that out there for everyone since Microsoft released it relatively quietly.