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Getting ready to do a dry run of my migration

And figured that it was also a good time to double check that I could recover from my backups.  So I parked a backup onto an external usb drive that was attached to my new HyperV host.  I shared out the usb drive to “everyone” in order to get it from the domain over to a workgroup host (note to self this should be ‘unshared’ from this methodology in order to protect from cryptolocker later on).  I went across the network from my SBS box to the usb attached hard drive on the HyperV host (workgroup mode not domain ergo why I had to d

October patch status report – 10 days past release

Issues we are still tracking:

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KB30000061 is a kernel update:


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

Got a few hours to watch some videos?

Lots of great videos here on this page:

Derbycon 2014 Videos (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos):

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/derbycon4/mainlist

I highly recommend spending a few hours looking around the videos here!

 

 

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

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