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Support for Windows Server 2012 / R2 and Windows 11 21H2 ends on October 10, 2023

[German]A small reminder for administrators of Windows Server 2012 / R2 systems: These will receive security updates for the last time on October 10, 2023 and will then regularly fall out of the 10-year support. However, there is the possibility … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 7/Server 2008 R2; Server 2012 R2 Updates (September 12, 2023)

[German]As of September 12, 2023, various security updates have been released for Windows Server 2008 R2 (in its 4th ESU year) and for Windows Server 2012/R2 (the updates may still install on Windows 7 SP1). Here is an overview of … 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 ...

Microsoft Security Update Summary (September 12, 2023)

[German]On September 12, 2023, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office – as well as for other products. The security updates fix 61 CVE vulnerabilities, two are 0-day vulnerabilities. Below is a compact overview of these … Continue reading

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Windows 11 update error due to WinRE partition explained by Microsoft (KB5028997)

[German]Users of Windows 11 may run into the problem that the monthly updates or preview updates fail during installation since the end of June 2023. A too small WinRE partition on the system drive can be to blame for this. … Continue reading

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Windows 3rd party printer driver: Microsoft switches to Mopria support; new legacy drivers won't be shipped via Windows Update(from 2025)

[German]Brief information for people who use Windows and were used to the fact that printer drivers from the manufacturers were also updated by Microsoft via Windows Update. In the future, Microsoft will increasingly rely on the Mopria standard for printers/scanners. … Continue reading

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Microsoft revises downfall recommendations; MSI delivers BIOS update for UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR problem

[German]In August, the so-called Downfall vulnerability in processors had become known, which allows information to be leaked. Now Microsoft has updated its support post with notes about the downfall vulnerability in Windows and removed information on how to disable the … Continue reading

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Group Policy Analytics tool now generally available

[German]Tip for administrators of Windows systems who work with Group Policies or want to switch from GPOs to Microsoft Intune and take over the GPO settings. Microsoft has just announced the general availability of its "Group Policy Analytics tool". Group … Continue reading

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Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) becomes Application Control for Business

Small note to administrators in the Windows environment. As far as I know, it hasn't been officially announced yet, but Microsoft is working on renaming its Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC). If not everything is wrong, the function will soon … Continue reading

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Windows: Microsoft reminds of coming TLS 1.0/1.1 deactivation

[German]It's a topic that has been addressed several times here on the blog: The days of using the TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols to communicate with servers are coming to an end. The protocols are no longer considered secure … Continue reading

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Deprecated Windows features: WordPad to disappear from Windows after 28 years

[German]On September 1, 2023, Microsoft once again announced which functions they want to part with in future Windows versions. In the new list, some functions are marked as 'deprecated'. So the security protocols for connections, TLS 1.0 and 1.1, are … Continue reading

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