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April 24th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
(broken record here just making it clear) Unmanaged systems - those not behind WSUS/Intune/System center still have a May 13th deadline of getting 2919355 installed. Spotted a post in the forum with some interesting debugging: - read more
 
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April 23rd, 2014 | Susan Bradley
21 days before unmanaged 8.1 systems are locked out of getting security updates.  And I'm still seeing issues with folks trying to get the update installed. I worked with Robert (the PowerShell genius) to build a PowerShell tool that let's you run some of the commands in the post in the answers forum as well as checking on the free space in the C drive and in the reserved partition. - read more
 
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April 17th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
For those running default SBS 2003 R2/2008 and 2011 with WSUS - it auto approves security updates to servers and workstations.  If you have an 8.1 or R2 deployed in that network, KB2919355 will be automatically approved and probably automatically installed tonight. Just be aware and watch your patch settings. - read more
 
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April 17th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
For those of you behind WSUS, Intune or System center the less than 30 days before KB2919355 has to be installed has been extended. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-gives-business-users-more-time-to-install-windows-8-1-update-7000028513/ - read more
 
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April 15th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Tuesday! SMBKitchen ASP Chat | Third Tier: https://www.thirdtier.net/2014/04/tuesday-smbkitchen-asp-chat/ Join us today at the SMBKitchen chat.  Remember that you can sign up and get a sneak peak of the documents we've released before April 30. - read more
 
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April 15th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Only 29 days-ish to get KB2919355 installed.  And we're starting to see people getting their issues resolved (yea) and starting to see the support engineers move from the fishing expeditions to where they can start giving out canned responses to the problems.  Still Microsoft is in it's offering up mode and not pushing out the door mode (you can tell this in the USA as the update is offered up but not yet checked).  - read more
 
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April 11th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Hectic week this week between the Windows 8.1 issues and the Heartbleed - which is not a virus btw. http://www.thirdtier.net/smbkitchen-asp/ Up on the ASP kitchen project I've placed client facing communication you can use to help guide them.  If you have any questions - like I have had - please feel free to ask and we'll help to get clarity. - read more
 
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April 5th, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Windows 8.1 Update: The IT Pro Perspective: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/04/02/windows-8-1-update-the-it-pro-perspective.aspx - read more
 
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April 2nd, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Windows 8.1 update just announced at the BUILD conference today is on MSDN/TechNet now, on Windows update on April 8th.  In the read me file from MSDN is states Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 Update Recommended Install Order 1.  KB2919442 2.  KB2919355 3.  KB2932046 4.  KB2937592 5.  KB2938439 6.  KB2949621 - read more
 
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April 2nd, 2014 | Susan Bradley
Yes it was a TPM chip and you have to also anchor it down to the computer with this little plastic screw. - read more
 

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