MICROSOFT’S February 2017 PATCH RELEASES

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  Well this is completely out of the usual. This month, being February 2017 Microsoft has decided to delay the normal patch release cycle as, and I quote “Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in…

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KB3209501 Update for SCCM 1610

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How to update to KB3209501 for Microsoft SCCM 1610 An update was released this week for SCCM 1610 KB3209501. This update fixes the following issues with Microsoft SCCM 1610; After you upgrade from Configuration Manager version 1606 to version 1610, Software Center does not open on client computers. This issue can occur if an application is deployed to the version 1606 client after the site was…

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How to upgrade SCCM 1610

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How to upgrade SCCM 1610 Microsoft have recently released the much anticipated upgrade to their System Centre Configuration Manager to version SCCM 1610. SCCM 1610 includes new features and enhancements in Office 365 management. Windows 10, application management, client management, end user experience and new functionality for customers using Intune with SCCM. A quick overview of these enhancements are; Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics integration…

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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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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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Microsoft patches KB3177725 & KB3176493 causing printing issues

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Microsoft patches KB3177725 & KB3176493 causing printing issues Two recently released patches from Microsoft (in the August Patch Tuesday Release) seem to be causing some issues. The problematic security updates are KB3177725 and KB3176493 both which were to patch security vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution on both Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 as well as server editions of their software, Windows server 2008,…

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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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How to upgrade to SCCM 1606

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SCCM 1606 Update New features of SCCM 1606 So what was the most exciting thing released this month? Well if you said Pokemon GO, you are on the wrong blog. It was in fact the release of a well received update to System Centre Configuration Manager, known as update SCCM 1606. SCCM 1606 (released on the 22nd of July 2016) introduces some great new features…

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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 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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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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Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager 1602 – KB3155482

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KB3155482 for SCCM 1602 Microsoft released a new patch for System Centre Configuration Manager today (KB3155482) which fixes the following issues in SCCM version 1602. Remote Control The SCCMRDPSYSTEM.EXE process stops running on Windows Embedded clients after your try and start a remote control session. Site Systems The DBSchemaChangeHistory table in the site database grows exponentially. Microsoft Intune and Mobile Device Management The Service…

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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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SCCM Version 1511 – New Features

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SCCM – version 1511 New Features The latest version of Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager has been released. (SCCM 1511). While we all expected this to be called SCCM 2016, it is in fact now called SCCM 1511. The new versioning is due to the fact that SCCM update cycle will be frequent. Every new version will be named as SCCM YYMM (Year and Month)….

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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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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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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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