KB2919394 – Update Rollup For WS2012 R2

February 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a February update rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT. This is a much bigger UR than the one that was just released for Windows Server 2012. I’ve noticed two updates that Hyper-V and/or clustering folks should be aware of: KB2920469 [...]

KB2919393 – Update Rollup For WS2012

February 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a February update rollup for Windows Server 2012, as well as Windows 8 and Windows RT (8). There’s one included update that Hyper-V or clustering folks should be aware of: KB2920469 deals with a situation where you cannot change the schedule for CAU self-updating mode in [...]

Complaints About Bad Microsoft Patches Goes Mainstream

September 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

It was inevitable.  MVPs have privately voiced concerns to Microsoft about the quality of patches coming out of Sustained Engineering.  That feedback went somewhere up the chain and out the back door. Then after many months and the July 2013 disasters, some of us decided to talk about it publicly [...]

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 Beta

July 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has launched the beta for VMST 2012.  This tool is used in conjunction with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to update offline virtual machine resources from ConfigMgr/WSUS. VMST 2012 helps you more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating you [...]

Interesting Analysis on Patching and Attacks

October 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Microsoft produces a document called the Security Intelligence Report on a regular basis.  Some of it hit the news today so I decided to take a peek.  The report doesn’t restrict itself to exploits of Microsoft products and is based on data that they gather from a number of sources. [...]

VMM 2012 System Requirements

July 29, 2011 // 2 Comments

The official TechNet content is a bit scattered about so I through I’d reorganise it and consolidate to make stuff easier to find.  The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter with SP1 Windows [...]

Deploying New Hyper-V Integration Components

March 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Imagine this: you are running a pretty big Hyper-V environment, Microsoft releases a service pack that adds a great new feature like Dynamic Memory (DM), legacy OS’s will require the new ICs, and you really want to get DM up and running.  Just how will you get those ICs installed in all [...]
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