Microsoft Security Update Releases (Feb. 19,/20, 2019)

On  February 19, and 20, 2019, Microsoft has released several (informational) Security Update Releases that deal with changes in CVE descriptions, etc. Here is the corresponding raw text for your information.

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Windows 10 Updates (Feb. 19/21, 2019)

[German]On February 19, 2019, Microsoft released several cumulative updates for Windows 10. All updates are optional – here is an overview of these cumulative update packages. Addendum: On February 21, 2019, Microsoft released the KB4491101 cumulative update for Windows 10 V1507.

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Windows 7/8.1 Preview Rollup Updates (Feb. 19, 2019)

Windows Update[German]On February 19, 2019, Microsoft released a Preview Rollup Update KB4486565 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. At the same time a Preview Rollup Update KB4487016 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 was released.

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Windows Server 2016: Empirical proof of slow Update installs

[German]Administrators of Windows Server 2016 systems have been plagued by very slow update installation since the release of this operating system. Now I have empirical test data showing how lame the server are when installing updates – compared with Windows Server 2019. And Windows 10 V1607 LTSC clients are probably affected in the same way.

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Free GandCrab Ransomware decrypter tool

[German]Bitdefender, Europol, the Romanian police, DIICOT and other law enforcement agencies have released an update of the successful Ransomware decryption tool. This now also supports GandCrab Ransomware encrypted files (v5.1 and new v5.2).

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Windows 10: update curiosities

[German]Windows 10 comes with some Windows Update curiosities. It makes a difference whether updates are offered automatically or whether they are obtained via update search. And you can also deactivate the search for updates button.

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Was Microsoft Teams down? Yes, but it’s fixed dude

Were Microsoft teams down on February 18, 2019 for some users? I can’t test anything because I don’t use Microsoft Teams. But there are hints, that the services has been down for some users.

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Hotfix KB4465865 for SCCM V1806 Update load issues

Windows Update[German]Today, a brief post for administrators who use System Center Configuration Manager 1806 and have issues that updates are not loading when WSUS is disconnected. Microsoft has released a KB4465865 hotfix to fix certain issues.

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SHA-2 patch for Windows 7 arrives on March 2019

win7[German]A brief information for users of Windows 7 and the server pendants. Microsoft will release a critical standalone security update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 / R2 in March 2019, which upgrades these operating systems for SHA-2 support. Here some information about what it is about and when exactly what happens.

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Windows 10: Update KB4023057 re-released (02/14/2019)

[German]Brief information for Windows 10 users: Microsoft has re-released its reliability update KB4023057 for Windows 10 (versions 1507 through 1803) on February 14, 2019.

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