On Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012/2012 R2, you might encounter the message popping up: “Windows Update needs your help: Windows Update hasn’t been able to check for new updates for the last 30 days. Go to Windows Update to resolve this issue.”
One of the nice things about Group Policy Preferences is that it has a framework built-in to allow logic to decide when a Preference is applied.
LAPS is not something that can be implemented with a simple install but will require some planning and communication but the benefit looks to be a solution a long-time coming.
Google rolled out version 42 of the Chrome browser this week. Along with security fixes, the biggest change is the disabling of NPAPI plugins by default.
If you choose to install Skype through the Windows Update, the install will have options that you could easily miss that will change your home page to MSN and search engine to Bing.
Pushing out Adobe Flash Player updates through a startup script got a little more complicated with Windows 8.
Windows Server 2016 may have slipped to release in calendar year 2016 but the rest of Microsoft’s supporting infrastructure is still making progress.
VMware provides Group Policy administrative templates to configure the settings of the View agent and other related components. Unfortunately, the provided templates are in the old Server 2003 .adm format.
A previous article explains Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP) and GPResult to use in troubleshooting Group Policy but there may be an easier, more direct way to catch the problems in your GPO.
We can control all of Java’s settings such as update popups, sponsor offers, and other behaviors with a little coordination.
In a Microsoft Security Response Center blog post yesterday, Microsoft wrote about “evolving” Microsoft’s Advance Notification Service. In the article, it is explained that Microsoft will no longer be providing the Advanced Notifications in general.
KB3011970 which addresses Silverlight and KB3004394 which addresses Windows Root certificates were both pulled after causing a variety of issues on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 computers.