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The corporate benefits of using MSI files

What are the advantages of using .msi files over regular setup.exe files? I have the impression that deployment is easier on machines where users have few permissions, but not sure about the ...
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WSUS not downloading updates (timeout)

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit When I start the WSUS service, this error shows up in Event Viewer: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. System.Net.WebException: The remote server ...
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Has March 2015 Patch Tuesday broken 2003 shares?

We have several Windows Server 2003 boxes, and over night, they had their automatic updates installed. This morning, users cannot access shares they were previously able to, and are prompted for ...
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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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Is it possible to identify a Solaris 10 patch cluster from showrev -p?

On a Solaris 10 X86 server, based purely on the showrev -poutput; is it at all possible to identify the date of the 10_x86_Recommended_CPU patch cluster used to update the machine? Which packages, in ...
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Performing Patch/Delta Releases for Web Application

First, my (simplified) problem in a nutshell: My release cycle at work is, each release we currently perform a full copy/deploy of the web application. Simply put, we generate a tarball, SCP it to ...
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Linux glibc versions 2.18 and older - vulnerability

Server: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.9 (Tikanga) I came to know that Linux GNU C Library (glibc) versions prior to 2.18 are vulnerable to remote code execution via a vulnerability in the ...
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Solaris 10 Get latest Installed patches

I'm trying to find out a way to display the LATEST patches installed in a Solaris box. I know the existence of the commands: showrev - p patchadd -p But I'd like to see a list of patches sorted by ...
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Regular Debian server-maintenance through package updates

We're hosting multiple Websites with different Content Management Systems, also with different Versions. There are multiple Debian servers running on one esxi. I want to introduce a Windows-like ...
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Does windows update show updates installed if the updates were installed manually?

I am investigating a new system in our environment. When I got to Windows Update it displays that there never has been any updates. This machine is connected to a WSUS Server. I know that the ...
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Configuring Macs in a windows domain?

I recently came across This article highlighting issues with ICMP redirects on a number of platforms (iOS/Android) and specifically Mac's. When speaking to my admin/support staff, they raised the ...
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WebLogic 10.3.2 LDAP Authentication failure after Domain Controller Patch MS14-066 (KB2992611)

I have configured a LDAP authenticator in my WebLogic 10.3.2 domain. Login worked until the domain controller was patched with MS14-066 (KB2992611). Domain Controller OS is Win Server2008R2 (x64). ...
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Should I use the WSUS “deadline” feature on production servers?

I use WSUS to patch a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. It usually works great, until today. Last week Microsoft shipped a critical patch KB2992611 to fix critical problems in the crypto ...
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landesk patching MSU or EXE

I'm using LanDesk for servers patching. I've patched a server with MS14-057_MSU and after a scan there is still this patch in the list MS14-057. My question is : when i patch server do i have to ...
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pfsense: break gmirror raid 1 before upgrading

I have a pfsense firewall in an appliance. The disk is using gmirror with RAID 1 setup. Before this, whenever I want to do OS upgrade, I will shut down the appliance, remove it from server rack, open ...
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How to update solaris 10 to be safe from shellshock bug?

Saw this post here. Logged into my Solaris server in ssh and tried patchadd 19689293 and it just says it cannot find the patch.
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How to bring rhel7 errata into spacewalk 2.2?

Is anyone using spacewalk for rhel 7? How are you downloading patches now that mrepo does not work with subscription-manager? How are you importing errata for rhel7 into spacewalk 2.2?
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Install a list of Windows updates?

We're trying to build some snowflake servers programatically via templating and Chef, one of the requirements is to match the patch level of our production servers in the base template at this stage. ...
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LanDesk, server patching trouble

I've a server that contains lanDesk and i use it for patching other servers. But i've a trouble with a server (we name it r2d2), in lanDesk it says that the patch is succefull but on r2d2 it says that ...
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How to get the released package's .dsc file the Debian way?

DSCURL="$(wget -qO- "https://packages.debian.org/${SUITE}/${PKG}" \ | grep -o 'http.*\.dsc">\[' | cut -d'"' -f1)" [ -z "$DSCURL" ] && die 2 "no .dsc" dget ${ALLOW_UNAUTH} -x "$DSCURL" ...
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dget complains that public key not found

I'm trying to backport a package, but dget (dscverify) says that it can't check the signature because of public key not being found: [root ~/build/openssl] dget -x ...
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Cable management between multiple racks

I am in the planning phase of re-cabling our 5 racks in one of our offices and I would like to ask for some guidance on how you go, or would go about managing cables that goes between racks. In our ...
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Will debian update packages that I've personally build from their official sources?

Hi and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. My question: ...
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Batch download of Microsoft patches

I have servers which require patches, and they cannot be directly connected to the Internet. I've run a tool offline on the servers to determine exactly which security patches I need, which returns ...
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Why is PHP Suhosin needed? Isn't PHP patched for security already?

I'm planning to set up a Linux-VPS and run a PHP site on it. I have read that it's recommended to use PHP Suhosin to patch PHP for security. But isn't PHP patched for security in every new release? or ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Does MS notify when an OS patch is updated?

We know the drill, every Patch Tuesday MS releases a long list of MS13-xx patches. Those typically consist of KB items for individual configurations or servers. From time to time, though, Microsoft ...
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Tracing network RJ45 / RJ11 cable from user desk to patch panel backend

I am new to these kind of work and I don't have much experience in network tracing. I have receive a new task which I was told to trace all patch cable of RJ45/RJ11 from the phone panel @ user desk to ...
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Patch for Suhosin for PHP 5.4.15 [closed]

I want to test if the latest dev-Suhosin Version for PHP 5.4.15 is stable and now I want to compile it along with PHP. According to this instructions (not the latest PHP and Suhosin but installation ...
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How to update/maintain a patched kernel?

If I patch my linux kernel with grsecurity, will I still be able to update my system with yum (or apt-get)? Won't the updates available via yum be incompatible with my patched "non standard" version ...
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install package from debian backports pool

I want to upgrade my dovecote installation to version 2. I discovered the package here. I also already added deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main to my sources.list. ...
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.Net Framework 3.0 SP2 KB2756918 not installing

Ok, I'm about out of ideas here. Can anyone help me with this .Net Framework Patch? I am trying to install a KB patch (KB2756918) to a Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 box. Edit: Just to clarify specs: ...
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How/where to find all Update (msu) packages for Windows 7 (Enterprise)

I've been using Wim2Vhd to create native boot vhd files. (I'm using this to keep several development environments ready, I'm a developer, I know -- I need help ;-) Now the first boot always ends up ...
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How can I tell which package updates will require a reboot or service restart?

One of our boxes is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Most Ubuntu package upgrades are trivial and don't affect availability much. How do I tell which packages are going to cause an outage before applying ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Uninstalling KB2506143 (WMF 3.0) from Windows 2008R2 with Exchange 2010 SP2 doesn't work

KB2506143 was installed on Exchange 2010 SP2 machine on Windows 2008 R2. Since WMF 3.0 was installed Rollup Updates cannot be installed as they fail on starting some PowerShell scripts. Normal ...
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superceded patch - would the old one still show?

Example - if you have a Windows security patch that was released earlier in the year and you installed it. Then, if another security patch came out to SUPERCEDE that original one...would the ...
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Patch command not found [closed]

I tried to apply patch to my file with following command patch -p0 < foo.patch I got the following output bash: patch: command not found I have Centos 5.x server. Please guide what ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
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How do you install “extra” versions of backport packages in debian?

I want to install the extra nginx version nginx-full package from debian backports - but when I try to run the install command it says that the package is not found. $ apt-get -t squeeze-backports ...
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How I can generate patch from RAD ready to deploy in WAS?

To use update option directly from IBM WAS-ND , I need to generate patch file from RAD ready to deploy ( already packaged ) . Example : After Deploy HelloWord.ear on WAS-ND 7.0.11 , an exception ...
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Bootstrap a debian build environment and build source packages with no root privileges

On debian squeeze, I am trying to do the following : fetch sources package from the wheezy source repository bootstrap a squeeze chroot for several architectures build the packages for several ...
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BES 5.x issues when connecting to Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4

Ever since we updated from SP1 RU4 to SP2 RU4 we have noticed that our BES devices will simply stop receiving email. This has occurred at least 5 times in the past few weeks. Today, while speaking ...
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ESX 3.5 refuses to update

I have a set of ESX 3.5 servers in 2 different datacenters. One is DR, one is production. They are on the same vlan and so I can access any of them on the private network from my vCenter server. Last ...
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Apache Security Patch update in centos version 5.4

I am running centos version 5.4 with apache version 2.2.3, I want to get latest security patches for this apache version. I checked the last update for apache via rpm -q --changelog httpd | less ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...
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Get rsync to generate a patch file instead of copying across files?

I'm copying lots of files that have changed from one server to another using rsync. I know I can use the -n option to do a dry run, so I can see what files have been changed. However is it possible to ...
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Is there a command that produces a diff of the permissions of target files?

Just as it sounds, I'm trying to find out if there is a (standard) command that will produce a diff of the permissions between two files and/or directory trees. Ideally it would put out a patch file ...
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How to patch Solaris

I have Solaris 10 and 11 running on my system. I want to update all of them to newest patch. I don't have license or support plan for Solaris yet (the OS is pre-installed on my server). On Solaris 11 ...
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Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch

After installing the run of the mill patches today on a Windows Server 2008 (Running as an AD controller and Exchange 2007 Server) the machine came back up with "configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% ...