Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM v2.5) Tips

The goal of this blog is to share some information learned (the hard way) from recent customer engagement. Hopefully these tips will save you time and accelerate future MBAM deployments. MBAM has dependencies on SQL Server, IIS web services and Active Directory. As a result, it’s important to set expectations up front regarding collaboration needs… Read more

Announcing Extended Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here just passing along a friendly note that consumers of WSUS will probably be jumping for joy to hear. Nathan Mercer and Michael Niehaus have published some useful news in this blog post (contents can also be read below). So, without further delay….here it is in Nathan and Michael’s words: —–… Read more

A Bit About the Windows Servicing Model

Hello, Paul Bergson back again with a discussion on the upcoming changes to our monthly patch releases to align down-level supported operating systems, updating practices to coincide with the Windows 10 Service Model. This includes Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012R2. “From October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses… Read more

How to Reduce the Size of the WinSxS directory and Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 or do we even need to?

When discussing a specific .NET framework issue a few months back, several people commented that they were unable to uninstall an update as the new /resetbase command was run against the image after the update was already installed. So what is this command? Why were they unable to uninstall this update? What other new servicing… Read more