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Windows Update troubleshooting | Microsoft Docs
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windows  update  sysadmin  tips  tricks 
5 days ago by asteroza
Microsoft Update Catalog
The emergency patch for wannacry, via blocking SMB1, also available for XP/2003
kb4012598  microsoft  windows  update  SMB1  block  XP  2003  security 
14 days ago by asteroza
Windows monthly security and quality updates overview - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog
Surprise, you are getting suckered into beta windows 10 updates if you click the "check update" button!
windows  10  update  beta 
december 2018 by asteroza
[PowerShell] Adamj Clean-WSUS from June 1 2018 - Pastebin.com
This appears to be the last WSUS cleanup script as released on spiceworks, but has the EULA limiting use. The last no EULA version was 3.0 but that doesn't absolve licensing responsibilities...
WSUS  cleanup  powershell  script  sysadmin  tips  tricks  maintenance  windows  update 
june 2018 by asteroza
Adamj Consulting - Home
The famous WSUS cleanup script has gone subscription only and got deleted from Spiceworks, and the EULA will bite everyone. I suppose with the sudden exposure by SwiftOnSecurity, it was inevitable...
WSUS  cleanup  powershell  script  sysadmin  tips  tricks  maintenance  windows  update 
june 2018 by asteroza
Script Windows Update PowerShell Module
Simplifies pinpoint windows update patch installation by KB number, and seems to have a higher success rate than normal GUI update or WSUS even...
force  install  windows  update  patch  PowerShell  sysadmin  tips  tricks 
june 2018 by asteroza
th-wilde/veracrypt-w10-patcher: Windows 10 media patcher for upgrading VeraCrypt encrypted systems
When doing a big upgrade of windows 10, things go bad because it uses an image install basis, and that image lacks the veracrypt driver. This script will patch the image before the update starts so update can finish cleanly while still upgrading while encrypted
veracrypt  windows  10  update  image  driver  patch  script  sysadmin  tips  tricks  security  encryption 
may 2018 by asteroza
VMware ESXi Patch Tracker - Help
This seems to have direct links to VIB URL's?
VMware  ESXi  patch  list  reference  information  direct  download  URL  VIB  update 
may 2018 by asteroza
How to temporarily prevent a driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10
Notable is the "Show or Hide Updates" troubleshooter package, which gives visibility into your patches, and hold off bad driver patches
windows  10  update  show  hide  patch  driver  tools  utilities  software  sysadmin  tips  tricks 
april 2018 by asteroza
WSUS Automated Maintenance (Formerly Adamj Clean-WSUS) - Script Center - Spiceworks
Apparently legendary auto-cleanup script for WSUS, makes nearly unusable installs usable again
sysadmin  tips  tricks  WSUS  windows  update  server  maintenance  cleanup  script 
february 2018 by asteroza
Security update for the Microsoft Bluetooth driver spoofing vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: September 12, 2017
Resolves a Microsoft Bluetooth Driver Spoofing vulnerability in Windows Server 2008. AKA BlueBorne exploit
BlueBorne  bluetooth  security  exploit  patch  windows  update 
september 2017 by asteroza
CodePush
This allows you to push updates to an app via a javascript bundle, so you can live update apps after clearing app store approval. Used by the Not Hot Dog app to pull in TensorFlow neural network bundles (with the TensorFlow mobile module tweaked to load NN from the JS bundle)
microsoft  react  native  javascript  external  load  app  update  package  opensource  software  Delicious 
may 2017 by asteroza
Windows 10 Update Assistant
Standalone installer/updater to move a windows 10 PC to the latest "service pack"
windows  10  update  assistant  service  pack  installer  updater  software  sysadmin  tools  utilities  tips  tricks  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Debezium
Trying to push the source of truth from middle broker buffer queues like Kafka back into the database but still achieving realtime streaming updates.
realtime  datastream  update  middleware  software  data  streaming  database  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016
need to manually install this patch to get windows update running on a fresh windows 7 SP1 box
kb3161647  windows  update  client  patch  7  sysadmin  tips  tricks  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
BitLocker can't encrypt drives because of service crashes in svchost.exe process in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Asus motherboards with UEFI secure boot can cause 7 to fail to boot, with the red screen of death, because 7 can't actually use secure boot
fail  windows  update  patch  bitlocker  UEFI  secure  boot  7  support  RSOD  broken  motherboard  ASUS  encryption  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
Not perfect but does a decent job of blocking the forced windows 10 upgrades
GWX  control  pnael  block  windows  update  10  7  sysadmin  tools  utilities  tips  tricks  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
An Update to Nexus Devices
So now a monthly OTA security patch cycle. But, will the OTA security patch work with rooted phones? Because the OTA platform updates refuse to install on rooted phones if the ROM image isn't virgin to begin with...
google  android  nexus  monthly  security  patch  update  OTA  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
The Integrated Space Plan | Integrated Space Analytics
Updated version of the Rockwell Integrated Space Plan is coming together...
integrated  space  plan  update  technology  roadmap  mindmap  Delicious 
july 2015 by asteroza
Microsoft Security Advisory 3042058
Currently a manual optional download, adds new PFS cipher suites to windows 7 and up
microsoft  windows  TLS  SSL  PFS  cipher  suite  update  upgrade  perfect  forward  secrecy  security  encryption  sysadmin  tips  tricks  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
Watch That Windows Update: FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips
FTDI windows driver update bricks counterfeit chips. Which is okay, except most people have no idea they are using counterfeit chips, so let the bricking begin.
FTDI  USB  serial  TTL  chip  brick  bricking  windows  driver  update  counterfeit  detection  EEPROM  vendor  ID  reset  bug  uART  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Getting XP updates
Tricks to fool XP windows update to continue, based on either WEPOS (to 2019) for 32bit or server 2003 (to 2015) for 64bit.
windows  XP  registry  hack  extended  update  2019  WEPOS  PoS  32bit  64bit  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
http://www.infobyte.com.ar/down/isr-evilgrade-Readme.txt
If you control somebody's DNS, you could redirect them to this to get them to download an attack binary due to weak update methodology (plaintext HTTP downloads with no public key binary signing checking). There was a nice attack article about someone who got worked over via a LinkedIn message based XSS attacking their home router DNS settings, then lying in wait until the poor guy tried to update N++.
evilgrade  ISR-evilgrade  MitM  update  fake  binary  attack  vector  framework  exploit  security  hacking  pentest  tools  utilities  software  DNS  false  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
Separating SvcHost Services ← Huddled Masses
How to isolate the windows update services in it's own svchost process so you can drop it's priority or kill it safely.
windows  svchost.exe  isolated  process  registry  configuration  setting  sysadmin  tips  tricks  update  svchost  service  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
Download Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB2870699) from Official Microsoft Download Center
So apparently a fresh XP SP3 install fails to do windows update, unless you force the WUA 3.0 agent install AND install this IE update first. This supposedly works for IE6, though most people recommend installing the IE8 offline installer.
install  update  XP  tricks  fresh  IE6  windows  tips  sysadmin  patch  IE  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
MS13-069: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: September 10, 2013
This is useful to get a base windows machine started on the windows update patch cycles, since it tends to link against IE
update  cumulative  error  tricks  windows  security  sysadmin  GDR  explorer  software  hotfix  tips  internet  patch  IE  Delicious 
september 2013 by asteroza
How to Install the Windows Update Agent on Client Computers
How to get windows update started on an XP SP2 fresh install, which normally fails badly now.
update  install  XP  software  error  SP2  tricks  windows  download  tips  sysadmin  agent  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
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