Tag: WSUS

“The Update” For Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1 Is GA … But Not For Everyone

The much talked about “Update 1” which is actually called “Update” (and can be thought of as Service Pack 2, after the big GA update) is out via Windows Update. And that’s it. You won’t get this update via WSUS, and downstream products. And that’s because there’s a problem. I applaud Microsoft for taking the…

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KB2919393 – Update Rollup For WS2012

Microsoft has released a February update rollup for Windows Server 2012, as well as Windows 8 and Windows RT (8). There’s one included update that Hyper-V or clustering folks should be aware of: KB2920469 deals with a situation where you cannot change the schedule for CAU self-updating mode in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server…

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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 Beta

Microsoft has launched the beta for VMST 2012.  This tool is used in conjunction with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to update offline virtual machine resources from ConfigMgr/WSUS. VMST 2012 helps you more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating you offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 2012, you can now service: – Offline virtual…

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Interesting Analysis on Patching and Attacks

Microsoft produces a document called the Security Intelligence Report on a regular basis.  Some of it hit the news today so I decided to take a peek.  The report doesn’t restrict itself to exploits of Microsoft products and is based on data that they gather from a number of sources. “In this supplemental analysis, zero-day…

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VMM 2012 System Requirements

The official TechNet content is a bit scattered about so I through I’d reorganise it and consolidate to make stuff easier to find.  The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter with SP1 Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 – a part of W2008 R2…

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