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Real patch pain metrics

Humor me please?

If you can recall a patch directly causing impact to your systems please email me directly – email susan-at-msmvps.com (change the -at- to @) with the KB number and what it impacted please?  I would love to put together a list of real patch pain, and not just perceived patch pain.

Fact:  There have been a lot of non security updates that are impacting our patching views.

(I’m looking at you Exchange)

Case in point:

Getting ready for a test run

Getting ready for a migration at the office from the 2008 R2 era HyperV to a 2012 R2 era hyperV

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And as the server sounds like a jet engine taking off…

it always makes me laugh how small the drives are, and how big the unit it

Patches to keep an eye on:

KB30000061 is a kernel update:

KB3000061 fails to install on Server 2012:   Also impacting Windows 8.

Exchange updates

I install Exchange update rollups all by themselves and on 9/24 Exchange put the 2007 and 2010 update rollups on MU and WSUS.  Normally they don’t kick a reboot but this time it did.

While I have seen issues reported with the 2013 update especially in a mixed Exchange deployment with 2010, I have not seen issues with 2007 nor 2010.

October is cyber security month

And in the ransomware front we’re losing the battle. CryptoWall gets on a machine, not via wiggling in via the temp install locations but from an unpatched cocktail of Java, Silverlight, and Flash that we should have patched or ripped out of the machine years ago.

http://threatpost.com/rig-exploit-kit-pushing-cryptowall-ransomware

Windows 10 betas now out

Announcing availability of Windows Server Technical Preview and System

Center Technical Preview – Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog –

Site Home – TechNet Blogs:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/10/01/announcing-availability-of-windows-server-technical-preview-and-system-center-technical-preview.aspx

Looking for resources to check urls

I was wanting to check a url for nasty stuff… thanks to several folks … here’s a list of places to send a link to see what phishing/issues

Virustotal (Submit a URL)

https://www.virustotal.com/#url

URL Query

http://urlquery.net/index.php

Anubis – Malware Analysis

https://anubis.iseclab.org/?action=home

Dr.Web Check URL Scan

PowerShelling on a OU structure

From Robert – I bet he orders Scotch using a PowerShell Script – Pearman comes this reminder of a script to put back in the SBS OU structure into a raw domain where there is no OU structure.

http://titlerequired.com/2013/12/04/quick-fix-sbs-essentials-ou-structure/

  1. on the AD server, Open PowerShell ISE.  Paste this into the box, hit enter.

 

$domain = (Get-ADDomain)

Firefox is evil

firefoxisev

Seen on a random computer…helping to clean it up.  The number of times I’ve found funky extensions in Firefox…. are too numerous.

I am not a fan of Firefox’s security model.

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