UPHClean v1.6 Security Vulnerability Fix

The previous version of UPHClean did not call the system executable using quotes. This could in some scenarios allow a local user to elevate privileges. This issue has now been addressed in the current version. Thanks to Thierry Zoller from Verizon Business for reporting this issue to us.   Updated bits (v1.6g)  are being posted…

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Status of UPHClean

Hi! First let me apologize for the length of time since my last post.  Unfortunately this post is to report that UPHClean is now officially dormant.  Release bits for UPHClean v2.0 are not forthcoming.  There’s no plan of record for release. This means that even if it was restarted it would be months or much longer to…

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New UPHClean beta build

Hi there!   Good news — I’m releasing an updated beta build today.  It fixes machine hangs and crashes that could occur with build 2.0.48.0.  The 32 bit plaform bits are here and for 64 bit platforms here. If you find any problem with this build please email the details to uphclean@microsoft.com or post them…

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UPHClean v2.0 build 2.0.49.0 (beta) for 64 bit platform operating system

In the attachment below you will find the UPHClean v2.0 beta bits for operating system running on 64 bit platform (AMD or Intel x64 — not Intel Itanium).  See my blog post here for a description of what’s in v2.0. uphclean-setup.msi

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Call stack logging: what it is and where does it go?

To understand what call stack logging is you must understand how software works internally.  Software is put together using small pieces of code.  These pieces are called functions.  Complex work is done by breaking it down into simpler tasks.  A function that performs a complex behavior gets it done by doing some of the work…

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When will UPHClean v2.0 be done?

UPHClean v2.0 has been in beta for an extended period.  Over 3,000 people have received the beta bits.  There have been enough reports of computers hanging and crashing to prevent release.  Further beta builds are needed to insure that those remaining problems are resolved.  Once ship quality is achieved a release date will be selected. …

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About UPHClean v2.0 events 1630, 1631 and 1632

UPHClean v2.0 tries to assist when the security descriptor prevents access to a file or directory.  This often prevents the system from completing the profile reconciliation process.  This can happen because the inherited permissions are set incorrectly or possibly because the user sets to prevent administrative and/or system access. UPHClean attempts to deal with that…

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UPHClean v2.0 beta for 32 bit platform operating system

In the attachment below you will find the UPHClean v2.0 beta bits.  See my blog post here for a description of what’s in v2.0. uphclean-setup-x86-2-0-48.msi

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