Petya Ransomware – The Attack method and Preventing it

Todays News is all about Petya – but the way it gets onto PCs and spreads across the network is actually old news. In short, Petya does 3 things: Encrypt your files, Steal credentials, spread to other machines. It takes advantage of the “Shadow Broker Vulnerability” MS17-010. If you have patched your machine, you will […]

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ConfigMgr and Flexera Software CSI (3. Party Patch Management): Install the CSI Plugin

This is a quick and dirty how-to guide as I have a couple of customer who have asked for the same – how to Install the CSI Plugin in order to Connect the Flexera CSI to your ConfigMgr/WSUS/SUP infrastructure where you get the ability to monitor 3rd party vulnerabilities and remediate any threats by patching […]

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Getting WSUS sync errors in ConfigMgr 1702

Got a lot of these today on my ConfigMgr 1702 site server. STATMSG: ID=6704 SEV=I LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER" SYS=CTSCCM01.CORETECH.INTRA SITE=CT1 PID=10584 TID=18504 GMTDATE=ti apr 11 20:00:03.729 2017 ISTR0="" ISTR1="" ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=0    SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER    11-04-2017 22:00:03    18504 (0x4848) Synchronizing WSUS server ctsccm01.coretech.intra …    SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER    11-04-2017 22:00:04    29196 (0x720C) sync: […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software Updates, Troubleshooting  |  3 Comments

ConfigMgr Software Update scanning failed with OnScanComplete with error=0x80244017

Scanning, deploying and installing software updates should be a walk in the park, and most of the times it is. But (luckily) sometimes we run into issues that we haven’t seen before. Like in this case where clients stopped scanning for software updates in ConfigMgr 1602. What I have learned in my years working with […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software Updates, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  2 Comments

Silent install Java 8 Update 71 and 72 with SCCM

In my last post about silent / unattended installation of Java 8 Update 66, we followed the new guidelines for how to install Java 8 silently by Oracle. The problem with that method is that it works when you try to run your script locally with administrator privileges it will work fine, but when you […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Home, Scripting, Software distribution, Software Updates, Tips and tricks, Windows Installer / MSI  |  16 Comments

Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511

Playing around with Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511 is kind of cool. But having said that; you might want to know the consequences of creating custom servicing plans. A servicing plan is basically an automatic deployment rule with a twist. The twist being (right now), you are unable to filter on the updates being […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Custom Updates, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  25 Comments

Troubleshooting: An error occurred when creating the WSUS Signing Certificate (Secunia)

Lately I have been doing some Secunia integrations with System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012). When you are setting up the connector between Secunia CSI and WSUS one of the first things the wizard is asking you to do is to Configure a WSUS Self-Signed Certificate, the WSUS signing certificate is required to […]

Category: Config Mgr. R2 integration, Config Mgr. SP2, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Custom Updates, Home, Security, Software Updates  |  1 Comment

Automate Signature And Status Reports With PowerShell – Windows Defender (.txt file)

What you will be able to after reading this blog: Get the latest information about "your" Signature- & Anti Virus reports in Windows Defender and make it into a text file. How to automate it, so it will run every day and give you a status report with time and date. Being able to look […]

Category: Home, Operating Systems, Powershell, Scripting, Security, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

Move An Outlook Data file To A New Computer / (.pst) / Emails

Problem: How to Export your Outlook Data file (.pst) from one computer to another Short link to the blog: http://blog.coretech.dk/?p=8923 First I want you to notice that I am using Outlook 2013. There are other versions of outlook and it is possible to do the exact same thing. You are able to transfer the data files […]

Category: Outlook, Personal, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  3 Comments

Wsyncmgr.log: The request failed with HTTP status 503

Kent have blogged about WSUS maintenance before – its important so that we don’t hit problems like the one I’m about to share with you, so make sure you do something about it – Link. “The request failed with HTTP status 503: Status Unavailable” in this case the source is a stored procedure running (Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.ApiRemoting.ExecuteSPGetUpdatesThatSupersedeUpdate). […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Software Updates  |  Comment