SCCM: All Software Updates responsiveness for Endpoint Protection dat files

Generally when I am interested in dat file compliance I will use the Endpoint Protection dashboard under monitoring.  Recently I started wondering why I wasn’t seeing the compliance status for System Center Endpoint Protection data files accurately reporting in the SCCM console under All Software Updates.  Additionally I wanted to speed up the compliance status … 

 

Microsoft Security RSS feeds

If you are a Windows System Administrator there is a good chance you already have some Microsoft Security RSS feeds dropping into your reader. If you don’t have any, this post if for you. You can of course reach out to the different MS sites to read this, but it’s even easier to just pull … 

 

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-063 – Critical – IE 0 day

As detailed http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760 and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063 your WSUS server should have updates ready to push out to the clients. If you don’t have your GPOs set to allow WSUS to patch your clients daily, then you may want to get this setup. If your patching is set for earlier in the day, you may want to … 

 

Specops Password Reset

In an effort to alleviate the Help Desk from one of the more consistent calls they receive, “I forgot my password”, I have recently helped setup Specops Password Reset. Specops Password Reset software allows end users to reset their Active Directory user accounts through self service secure processes. Administrators control the various Specops settings, and …