Tag Archives: update

Meltdown and Spectre – My update experiences on Windows

I’m intending to keep adding to this post as I find out new things and update more devices. This is primarily to aid me in tracking things I’ve done, what’s changed, and what’s still to do. Hopefully others might find … Continue reading

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PowerShell Script to download latest SysInternals tools

The SysInternals tools are pretty much a must-have for any IT Pro, but they get updated randomly and I always like to have the latest versions. You can run them from the live site, but I like to have them … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Quick way to tell if a particular hotfix is installed – local and remote

A colleague just asked me if there was a quick and easy way to find out if a hotfix was installed on a Windows machine. The answer is “yes, use PowerShell”. Get-HotFix will list all the hotfixes installed on the computer. You … Continue reading

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Missing Broadcom 5719 tg3 NICs after updates

Just updated one of my R720 ESXi 5.0 hosts. I did the firmware via the Dell OM_711_SUU_FULL_ISO_A00.iso which included things like BIOS 1.3.6 but also updated the Broadcom 5719 NIC firmware. The old firmware was version 7.2.14 and the new … Continue reading

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Stop 0x00000133 on HP Z220 running Windows Server 2012

I recently had a Z220 delivered to use as a dev server for a Remote Desktop Session Host solution I’m designing. Windows Server 2012 installed ok, and the workstation was left powered on overnight. I checked it was running in the … Continue reading

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Java 7 publicly available and starting to auto update

I noticed yesterday that when you go to download Java from java.com you are offered version 7 update 4, rather than the version 6 update “something”. I tried to find out if that meant that the java auto update would … Continue reading

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Forefront Client Security not updating on Windows 2000

Had an old Windows 2000 server that Forefront Client Security (client version 1.5.1996.0) would not update on. FCS uses the Windows Update mechanism to get its new definitions. In the WindowsUpdate.log file (C:\WINNT\WindowsUpdate.log) there were the following messages: 2012-02-20 12:01:04:192 1116 1da4 Misc Validating signature for C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\5ce69a27b6ba11fec19bdd99bd4253e2\46f6584123f31fb0f353dba7c2c1b97b9a1e4ffb: … Continue reading

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