Category Archives: Windows

SVCHOST.EXE process and command options explained

A brief reading tip for Windows experts. In the article Demystifying the “SVCHOST.EXE” Process and Its Command Line Options you can find explanations about the Windows process SVCHOST.EXE and its command line options -k, -s and p. Perhaps of interest. … Continue reading

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Windows 10 offers old/inappropriate Intel driver updates (Sept. 2020)

[German]Strange thing that came to my attention on Twitter. Windows Update offers people optional drivers, but they don’t really fit for the machines in question. Microsoft rolls out apparently optional INTEL driver updates of the type INTEL – System – … Continue reading

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Microsoft and the ‘obnoxious’ Edge Upgrade Experience …

[German]For months, Microsoft has been updating Windows 10 users to the new Chromium-based Edge Browser. This not only causes collateral damages in some case. The ‘obnoxious’ Edge upgrade experience is annoying users. Just saw a new sarcasm alarm of a … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016: Microsoft confirms bug in Group Policy Editor

[German]Security update KB4577015, released September 8, 2020, causes a wsecedit.dll error in GPO-MMC on Windows Server 2016, rendering the Group Policy Editor unusable.  But there is a temporary workaround to prevent the crash and Microsoft has admitted the bug in … Continue reading

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Windows XP Source Code leaked

[German]The source code for Windows XP SP1 and other versions of the Microsoft operating system was leaked a few hours ago as a torrent. The source code should be a treasure trove for people looking for vulnerabilities in Windows. Advertising

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Windows 7-10: WSUS must support https soon

[German]Today a note to the administrators among my blog readers who use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to manage client updates. Microsoft demands that clients will soon have to communicate with WSUS via https – the September 2020 updates have … Continue reading

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Zerologon Exploits are used in the wild, patching (Windows Server, Samba) recommended

[German]I bring up the Zerologon vulnerability issue again. Microsoft warns that attackers actively use the Windows Server Zerologon exploits for attacks. Windows Server administrators should urgently install the necessary security updates. But Samba servers are also vulnerable. Here is some … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Update KB4571756 causes an error in group policy editor

[German]I’ll take up the topic, which was raised by a blog reader, here. After September 2020 patchday and installing update KB4571756)the reader gets an error in the group policy editor that the SetProxyBehaviorForUpdateDetection element is not found – but under … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 released

[German]Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 for Windows Insider in the Developer Channel as of September 23, 2020. The announcement was made in the Windows Blog, where you can read the list of new features, fixes … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s new designed ‘Security Update Guide’

[German]Microsoft has re-designed it’s page informing about all security updates released. The page is for IT professionals and users who are searching details about security updates from Microsoft. Advertising

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