Tag Archives: ESU

Will Microsoft provide ESU support for Windows 7/8.1 and Server beyond January 2023?

[German]I'll take up a topic that is latently bubbling in the background: Will support for Windows 7 SP1 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8.1 expire in January 2023? Or will there be a support extension for … Continue reading

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Reports about deactivated Windows 7 SP1 systems with ESU Bypass

[German]Brief question to the readers who still use Windows 7 SP1 and force installation of security updates with ESU Bypass v11. Do you seeing that the Windows 7 activation is getting lost since May 23, 2022? I got a couple … 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 7/Server 2008/R2 ESU support for the third year (2022)

[German]If you want to continue to have security updates for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2022, you need the ESU package for the third year. Microsoft is now releasing the relevant keys for … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 R2 gets another year ESU support until January 9, 2024

[German]Support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 expired on January 14, 2020. However, Microsoft had provided a paid Extended Security Update Support for the two operating systems, which provides updates until January 10, 2023. Now it has … Continue reading

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (October 12, 2021)

[German]On October 12, Microsoft has released various updates for Windows 7 SP1 systems that are still in ESU support. Also with ESU Bypass v11 the whole thing still works. But these security updates are also available for Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading

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Fix: Windows 7 ESU system does not find updates

[English]Today another small blog post about Extended Security Updates support (ESU) for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2. I encountered the problem last year. Despite a valid ESU license, my Windows 7 SP1 production system wouldn't pull updates, nothing … Continue reading

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Windows 7: ESU licenses for support extension 2021 are shipped

[German]Quick information for administrators who still maintain Windows 7 systems and need an ESU license for 2021. Renewal licenses are now available and are starting to ship. Advertising

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Windows 7 SP1: ESU Support for 2021 – Part 1

[German]Small reminder for people still running systems with Windows 7 SP1. In January 2021 the support extension for the second year ends. So a little reminder today to renew the ESU license – and I've found a source that offers … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008/R2 ESU support for the second year

[German]If you want to continue to have security updates for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021, you need the ESU package for the second year. Microsoft has been clarifying a few things about … Continue reading

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (August 11, 2020)

[German]On August 11, 2020, Microsoft released several (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 (ESU) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Here is an overview of these updates. Advertising

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