Windows Update Archives

  1. System Center Endpoint Protection Client reporting issues after installing KB3025417 on Windows 8.1

    I though this recent article posted on the SCCM Team’s blog might be worth sharing. I decided to copy the article and modified it slightly with credit to the original author below. Several customers have reported that the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) client stops reporting any status to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites when the following update is installed…

  2. What is the Update KB3035583 you might ask?

    We all get confused by some of the non-specific information Microsoft puts out on the knowledge base when it comes to documenting patches issued through its Windows Update service. Sometimes the generalisations made on security fixes for privately reported vulnerabilities are made on purpose. This is to keep some integrity on the actually attack vector patched or so that particular technical…

  3. Updating a SharePoint 2013 Farm with SQL Always-On Availability Groups

    This post is a technical one. I am posting for my own notes and hopefully to assist anyone else who might run into the same issue. Problem Scenario SharePoint 2013 Farms can be configured with high-availability using the new SQL Server 2012 Always-On clustering feature. Initially Microsoft had very limited support for databases that were…

  4. MS14-066 – Critical – Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (KB 2992611)

    Microsoft has published a critical update to the Schannel component in all versions of Windows. Reports are suggesting this vulnerability is on the same scale as Heartbleed and Shellshock vulnerabilities that effected open-source platforms earlier this year. This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security package in Windows. The vulnerability…

  5. WSUS Update to enable support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Windows Update management

    This is a quick post, if you’re looking for the update issued to enable Windows Update support on the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems on your existing WSUS 3.0 SP2 servers, then this is it. An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 I needed the above update to patch an SBS…

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