MICROSOFT’S December 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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MICROSOFT’S December 2016 PATCH RELEASES Microsoft have released 12 new Patch Tuesday releases for deployment this month of December. See how you can remove the risk of patch deployment by adding SnaPatch to your SCCM patching infrastructure? MS16-144 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3204059) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote…

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MICROSOFT’S November 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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MICROSOFT’S November 2016 PATCH RELEASES Microsoft have released 14 new Patch Tuesday releases for deployment this month of November. See how you can remove the risk of patch deployment by adding SnaPatch to your SCCM patching infrastructure? MS16-129 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3199057) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote…

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MICROSOFT’S October 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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MICROSOFT’S October 2016 PATCH RELEASES Microsoft have released 10 new Patch Tuesday releases for deployment this month. Are you ready to remove the risk of patch deployment by adding SnaPatch to your SCCM patching infrastructure? MS16-118 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3192887) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if…

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MICROSOFT’S September 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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MICROSOFT’S September 2016 PATCH RELEASES Well after a horrible last month for patches causing issues (KB3176934 breaks Windows 10 Powershell , KB3179575 causing authentication issues with Windows 2012 servers, and KB3177725 & KB3176493 causing printing issues), we are all hoping that this month’s release doesnt cause any problems. If you want to avoid issues with patch deployment, and to facilitate a quick roll back should any windows…

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KB3176934 breaks Windows 10 Powershell

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KB3176934 breaks Windows 10 Powershell Not sure what is happening this month with the August releases of patches by Microsoft. There have already been two other known issues caused by a few security patches, Microsoft patches KB3177725 & KB3176493 causing printing issues and Microsoft Patch KB3179575 causing authentication issues with Windows 2012 servers. They have released a fix for the printing issue problem (KB3187022), but we havent had…

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MICROSOFT’S August 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following nine Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the August 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-095 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3177356) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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MICROSOFT’S July 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following eleven Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the July 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-084 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3169991) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft SCCM 2012

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft’s SCCM 2012  Zero Day Exploit Overview So what exactly is a Zero Day Exploit you ask? To be exact, a Zero Day Exploit is a vulnerability that is found that a possible Hacker can use to exploit and use for malicious or personal intent. The Vendor (software or hardware) has Zero Days to plan, mitigate…

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Create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule

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SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule Automatic Deployment Rule Overview In this blog post, I will show you how to create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule.  ADR (abbreviation for Automatic Deployment Rule) have been a great feature that was released by Microsoft with SCCM 2012. They allow and Administrator to control update download and deployments like no previous version of SCCM. With ADRs, the Administrator can…

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How to create a Patch Management Process

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Patch Management Process Overview One of the most tedious things an Administrator can ever be given as a task, is to manage Patch Deployment and having a suitable Patch Management Process in place. From monitoring various blogs, emails, rss feeds and forums to keep abreast of the latest vulnerabilities that have been discovered and the patches that remediate these issues, to gaining approval to…

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Manually download updates with SCCM

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How to download updates manually with Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) If you ever need to manually download and deploy updates with SCCM, or even when using SnaPatch, and you dont know how to download updates that havent been downloaded automatically by the Auto Deployment Rule, this post will show you how. To kick off a manual download of updates using SCCM, follow these steps….

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices

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Deploying updates with SCCM can always be tricky. Here are some of the Best Practices that Microsoft suggest when deploying Microsoft Updates from SCCM 2012. Limit software updates to 1000 in a single software update deployment​ You must limit the number of software updates to 1000 for each software update deployment. When you create an automatic deployment rule, verify that the criteria that you…

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MICROSOFT’S JUNE 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following seventeen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the June 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-063 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3163649) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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Assess your Security Risk.

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I came across a great page from Microsoft that will help you assess your security risk. Fill out the form with a dollar value for each of the options you choose and it will help you see how each of these breaches of security cost your company lost revenue. (If your not sure of the $ value, Microsoft has some examples for each of…

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SCCM 1602 Upgrade

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SCCM 1602 Upgrade Microsoft released an update to SCCM from version 1511 to version 1602 a few months back. Updating from SCCM 1511 to 1602 is a fairly easy process, you just need to follow the steps; Go to your SCCM console, and then to Administration, Cloud Services, then Updates and Servicing. Right click the update and choose to run the prerequisite check. This…

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MICROSOFT’S MAY 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following sixteen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the April 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-051 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3155533) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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MICROSOFT’S APRIL 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following thirteen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the April 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-037 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3148531) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution…

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Manually download updates with SCCM

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Manually download updates with SCCM If you ever have the need to Manually Download Updates with SCCM (like with a zero day exploit deployment) I will show you how to below. This helps even if updates haven’t been downloaded automatically by the Auto Deployment Rule. To kick off a manual download of updates with SCCM, follow these steps. Open your SCCM console and go to Software Library, then…

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Microsoft’s Febuary 2016 Patch Releases

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The following thirteen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the Febuary 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-009 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3134220) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user…

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Microsoft’s January 2016 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s January 2016 Patch Releases The following nine Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the January 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-001 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3124903) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow…

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Adobe Flash Player – Critical Security updates released

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Adobe Flash Player – Critical Security updates released Adobe has released critical  security updates for Adobe Flash Player this month These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. The exploit for CVE-2015-8651 is being used in limited, targeted attacks. Effected versions are; Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.235 and earlier Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release…

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Patch Management Pain?

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Patch Management Pain? Creating a great patch management strategy shouldn’t be a daunting task. While updating and patching servers can be quite tedious, having a strategy in place that is workable can remove some of this pain. The first step is having the correct infrastructure in place to keep your servers and workstations up to date. You can use any of the fantastic tools…

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Outlook 2010 only starting in Safe Mode (KB3114409)

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Outlook 2010 only starting in Safe Mode (KB3114409) Seems one of the updates in this months Microsoft Patch releases has caused an issue it was trying to prevent rather than fixing it. (This is one of the many reasons we created SnaPatch for, to give a quick and easy rollback) The KB3114409 update was to prevent Outlook 2010 from starting in safe mode. The…

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Microsoft’s December 2015 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s December 2015 Patch Releases The following twelve Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the  December 2015 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS15-112 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3104517) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could…

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Important update for WSUS 4.0 – KB 3095113

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Important update for WSUS 4.0  – KB 3095113 Microsoft has released Windows 10 with a feature upgrade (version 1511) which is the first in-place upgrade for Windows 10. To enable this deployment to Windows 10 clients, Microsoft will ship a patch to WSUS for WS12 and WS12R2 (KB 3095113) which enable WSUS to deploy this feature upgrade. The Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade is available via WSUS  (which will…

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Microsoft’s November 2015 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s November 2015 Patch Releases The following twelve Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch? MS15-112 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3104517) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user…

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Adobe Flash compromised

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Adobe Flash compromised Adobe officials have confirmed a vulnerability affects Flash version 19.0.0.207, which was released on Tuesday. The vulnerability has been cataloged as CVE-2015-7645. Attackers are exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in fully patched versions of Adobe’s Flash Player so they can surreptitiously install malware on end users’ computers, security researchers warned Tuesday. The attacks are known to target only government agencies as part…

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Who loves managing patching?

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Who loves managing patching? When you deploy a new VM from a template, you get a fully patched and up to date image which is nice. One month from now it is no longer not so nice – it’s unpatched and vulnerable as another Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft has passed. Lots of new security holes have patched by the new updates released. Of course it…

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices Deploying updates with SCCM can always be tricky. Here are some of the Best Practices that Microsoft suggest when deploying Microsoft Updates. Limit software updates to 1000 in a single software update deployment​ You must limit the number of software updates to 1000 for each software update deployment. When you create an automatic deployment rule, verify that the…

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Microsoft’s October 2015 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s October 2015 Patch Releases The following six Patch Tuesday patches have been released by Microsoft for deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch? MS15-106 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views…

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Microsoft’s September 2015 Patch Releases

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September Patch Release Hi All, Microsoft has released their latest round of Patches / Updates for September Month last Tuesday. The following patches / updates have been released for deployment MS15-094 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548) MS15-095 – Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3089665 MS15-096 – Vulnerability in Active Directory Service Could Allow Denial of Service (3072595) MS15-097 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component…

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