Tag Archives: Windows

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 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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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 ...

WSUS chaos: Preview updates for Windows and Net withdrawn as superseded on 9/21/2022

[German]Small addendum from this week. Microsoft had released several preview updates for Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2019/2022 as well as .NET Framework on September 20, 2022. However, it looks like Microsoft withdrew these updates from WSUS (and … Continue reading

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Lexmark firmware update closes vulnerability and fixes Windows printer issue

[German]Good news for owners of Lexmark printers. The manufacturer has finally provided the firmware updates for various models. On the one hand, these are supposed to eliminate a vulnerability in more than a hundred Lexmark printer models, which Lexmark already … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update KB5017308 causes issues when creating/copying files via GPO

[German]Sort September 2022 patchday recap. It looks like the cumulative (security) update KB5017308 released on September 13, 2022 for Windows 10 comes with collateral damage. I have received several reports from readers that following the update installation, creating or copying … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008R2; Windows 8.1/Server 2012R2: Updates (September 13, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has also released security updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 as well as for the Windows Server counterparts 2008 R2 and 2012/R2 on Patchday. Here is an overview of these updates for Windows 7/8.1 and the corresponding Windows Server … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022-Updates (September 13, 2022)

[German]On September 13 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft also released a cumulative update for Windows 11, which will be released on October 5, 2021. The update is supposed to fix various problems. In addition, Windows Server … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (September 13, 2022)

[German]On September 13, 2022, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, etc. – as well as for other products – were released. The security updates also eliminate 63 vulnerabilities, 5 of which are critical and one … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016: Fix for RDP issues in KB5015808 and later

[German]Security update KB5015808, released in July 2022, causes RDP issues on Windows Server 1609. Here in the blog I had reported about the problems in the RDS infrastructure – while Microsoft is silent about it so far. But unofficially, there … Continue reading

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Windows Update Error 0x80072F8F

[German]Some Windows users (from Windows 7 up to Windows 11, and also Windows Server pendants) facing the situation, that no longer receive automatic updates. When they investigate the problem, they get the update error 0x80072F8F. In the blog post I … Continue reading

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