Patch Management

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3200970 Rolling Out Now

Rolling out now, the November 2016 CU for Windows 10 is available through Windows Update. This update includes quality improvements and security updates. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes for Anniversary Update Improved the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11. Addressed issue that prevents users from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). Addressed issue with a scheduled task that doesn’t run in Task Scheduler after reenabling. Addressed issue to update the Access Point Name (APN) database. Addressed issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor. Addressed issue with the system tray showing no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is present. Addressed issue ...

Workaround for EnableLinkedConnections is Not Working for Drive-mapped MMC

The installation of KB3194798 is reported to cause Microsoft Management Consoles (MMC) running from a network share to stop working. Running the MMC from a network share is a rare usage case, but some organizations do it nonetheless. Microsoft is aware of the issue, but has provided no ETA on the fix. Susan Bradley, patching maven and IT/Dev Connections speaker, has offered a temporary fix supplied to her from Microsoft… We have been told to use the following workarounds in the meantime: Mapping the drive to the direct UNC path rather than using DFSN Using Group Policy to deploy network drive mappings, instead of a login script. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Quality Updates is the New Cumulative Updates

Microsoft delivers two types of updates for both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Feature Updates are delivered roughly every 6 months. These are larger updates that represent an OS refresh and include new functionality. Cumulative Updates are delivered once a month. Cumulative Updates represent all the fixes developed in a month’s time. Microsoft is now attempting to rename Cumulative Updates to Quality Updates. Quality Updates is used to state that the update is improving the quality of the installed OS. For now, you’ll see both names used, but eventually Quality Updates will become the standard. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!