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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Configuration Manager 1606 Hotfix KB3180992

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Configuration Manager 1606 Hotfix KB3180992 A new update for your System Centre Configuration Manager has been released, which will bring your SCCM environment to build 5.00.8412.1204. This update fixes the following issues identified with SCCM; When you select the Update all clients in the hierarchy using production client option on the Client Upgrade tab of Hierarchy Settings Properties, an exception occurs. The exception details…

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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 for SCEP definition updates

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SCEP Definition Automatic Deployment Rule in SCCM 2012 R2 If you have setup your SCCM environment with the Microsoft product, System Centre Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and have deployed the SCEP agent to your client computers the next task you need to complete is the creation of an Automatic Deployment Rule for the antivirus updates.  Automatic Deployment Rules as the name suggests, automate the deployment…

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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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SCCM Update Deployment Issues?

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues A good place to start troubleshooting Update Deployment within SCCM is to look in to the many logs that it has available. Determining which log to look at can be quite harrowing, so here is the a list of logs that can help identify any issues when deploying Updates from SCCM 2012.   Server Side Software Update Logs: SUPsetup.log –…

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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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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 March 2016 Patch Releases

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The following thirteen 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? MS16-023 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3142015) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution…

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Auto Deployment Rule Error 0x87d20415

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System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) Auto Deployment Rule Error 0x87d20415 When you realise that updates havent been downloading as intended, one of the first places to look is have a look is at your Auto Deployment Rules. Go to Software Library and choose Automatic Deployment Rules In the main window you should be able to see the error code and why your Auto Deployment Rule…

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues?

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues? A good place to start troubleshooting with SCCM is to look in to the many logs that it has available. Determining which log to look at can be quite harrowing, so here is the a list of logs that can help identify any issues when deploying Updates from SCCM 2012. Server Side Software Update Logs: SUPsetup.log – Installation of SUP…

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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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SCCM Clients re-evaluate software updates

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SCCM – Change the time for a client to re-evaluate software updates By default, within SCCM, the client evaluation settings for available software updates is set to 7 days. If machines have issues with an update deployment, they wont check again for available updates until the next 7 days has passed. To change this setting to become more frequent and have your client machines check in…

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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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