Category Archives: Windows

Chrome 106.0.5249.91 released

[German]Google has released the Google Chrome 106.0.5249.91 update for Mac and Windows on September 30, 2022. Both the Stable Channel and the Extended Stable Channel will receive this security update. It is a bug fix update that addresses vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Windows 11: Printer driver confirmed as upgrade stopper (Sep 29, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has acknowledged compatibility problems with the drivers of certain printers under Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2. This can result in the printers only being able to be used with standard printing options. Microsoft has blocked the feature update to … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Windows 11: Preview-Update KB5017389 (Sept. 30, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released optional cumulative (preview) update KB5017389 for Windows 11 version 22H2 (i.e. not the 21H2) on September 30, 2022. It is the first "servicing" preview update for Windows 11 22H2. Below I provide an overview regarding these updates … Continue reading

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Chrome 106.0.5249.61/62 released

[German]Google has released the update of Google Chrome 106.0.5249.61 for Mac/Linux and Chrome 106.0.5249.61/62 for Windows on September 28, 2022. It is a new development branch, with the update fixing 20 vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Windows 11 22H2: Out-of-band update KB5019311 (Sept. 27, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released an out-of-band update KB5019311 on September 27, 2022, for Windows 11, version 22H2. This update is supposed to fix localization issues in the setup files. Thouse issues have been detected in non English versions of Windows 11 … Continue reading

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Windows batch files: Strange behavior of the IF command

[German]German blog reader Frank contacted me about a problem on Windows that I don't really have an explanation for. Originally it was about the IF command in batch files returning wrong values when comparing. So Frank tested the whole thing … Continue reading

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Windows 11 22H2: Issues and upgrade stoppers

[German]The upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2, which was released on September 20, 2022, doesn't seem to be a no-brainer at all. Users who have upgraded to the version are complaining about bugs – and some features like tabs in … Continue reading

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Windows 11 strengthens SMB traffic protection

[German]Microsoft is starting to improve protection for the SMB protocol in Windows 11. Thus, Microsoft has introduced a delay between SMB authentications in Windows 11 (in Insider Previews). This is intended to prevent spying on SMB traffic. There is also … Continue reading

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Windows 11: Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology

[German]Microsoft has acknowledged compatibility issues with the drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology on Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2. This can lead to BlueScreens and audio problems during operation. Microsoft has blocked the feature update to Windows 11 version 22H2 … Continue reading

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Windows GPO bug (copy/move) caused by Sept. 2022 update confirmed by Microsoft

[German]Since Microsoft released its cumulative (security) updates for Windows on September 13, 2022, copying or moving files via Group Policy (GPO) no longer works. I had addressed this here on the blog. Now a blog reader has provided me with … Continue reading

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