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Why MS Exchange Security Updates come in pair?

I need to install this security update: https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2022-24463 on Windows Server 2016. Why there are two items for Windows Server 2016? Should I install ...
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How to protect against/fix new vulnerability CVE-2021-36934?

The essence of this vulnerability is that if you perform a shadow copy of your important files with hashed passwords for all OS accounts, encryption key data, and other important information (the ...
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How can I determine if Microsoft Patches are recommended or optional without using IUpdateSearcher?

On a single computer, it's simple enough to filter which updates Microsoft deems important by running a PS script such as the following: $session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $...
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How to ensure server 2016 is getting all the latest patches

I ran a Nessus scan on my Server 2016 server and got the following error: "The remote Windows host is missing security update 4571694." When doing some research on the patch I found this ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - No Updates Installed on this Computer

We use Ivanti to patch servers and all of a sudden one Server 2008 R2 machine will not install patches. I went to the server to review patches installed and there are no patches under currently ...
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How to update Windows 10 Pro Endpoints remotely?

Here is the scenario, We have Windows 10 Pro (100 end points) all physical. It is a MS Windows AD environment. What is the best solution to update these end points remotely? Looking for something ...
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Configure Windows Service user account based on Domain Controller check

We have a patching service which is a windows service that patches the non domain controller and domain controllers. Currently we were using same service account(account_abc) which has a Domain ...
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How to find pre-requisites for any KB article

I want to know in Config Manager database, if there is a way to know what are the prerequisites needed to install a KB article? Something like If I want to install a KB article - KB12345, there must ...
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How to Identify Unnecessary Windows Applications

We're currently going through a process of using Qualys scans to find security vulnerabilities on Windows servers in our enterprise. We are finding quite a number of older Windows applications on our ...
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Server 2016 Not Rebooting at Scheduled TIme

My Organization has a maintenance window between 4-8am every Sunday Morning. We have an OU structure setup to spread our production servers out for reboot during this scheduled time (example Reboot4-5,...
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Is ancient Samba 3.6 connectivity hobbled by clients with MS17-010 patch

We have some ancient Samba 3.5 and 3.6 vintage servers, in an AD environment, which have until recently worked relatively well. Yes, I'm aware they're old, but we would need a VERY good reason to ...
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Windows Server 2003 - applied WCRY patch - restarted then RDP Failed (the workstation driver is not installed)

Installed the WCRY patch found here http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598 After restarting, the server started having issues with the network interface. RDP does not work, ...
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Replicating patch level from one server to another without WSUS/patch management

The scenario is: Server1 and Server2, both running Windows Server 2012 R2 at the same patch level, are currently in a load-balancing cluster. Server1 has application issues and advice is to replace ...
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Confused on BigFix relevance - x64 files

I am using BigFix in an Enterprise Environment and noticed a recent round of Microsoft patches for 2016 have failed on a small group of assets. I was able to work around this by creating Custom Copy ...
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Server in a unstable state after patching?

I'm about to patch some production server and i was wondering if they will be in a unstable state until de reboot (at night). I know there's 2 kind of patch, the ones who need a reboot and the others....
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Find Windows Update Given GUID from windowsupdate.log?

When I look through the C:\windows\windowsupdate.log I see events like this : Added update {19a3a735-8458-4b6c-baa8-eef88e4058cf}.201 to search result How can I map a guid given in this way to an ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 ADUC - Naming information cannot be located

I'm having a very hard time with Active Directory. Brand new server with a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Everything was fine until it restarted after installing updates. When I try to ...
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