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Slow/Inaccurate Kaseya Patch Scans with Windows 7 SP1

To avoid problems with patching Windows 7 SP1 machines,  Virtual Administrator is recommending running both of these agent procedures on all Windows 7 SP1 machines that have older versions of the Windows Update Client.   Those of you that are on VA’s on-prem KServers, can locate the scripts in the VA Scripts-> Patch Deployment folder.  Everyone…Continue Reading

[Webinar Replay] How to run a successful Workspace as a Service (WaaS) program

Scott Bechtold from CloudJumper was willing to spend some time with our partners and do a Q&A style webinar where he answers all kinds of questions related to running a Workspace as a Service program. Learn Scott’s experience pricing the workspaces, finding new clients, selling the benefits of a service such as this, and more.…Continue Reading

Managing Java updates through Kaseya

Have you been struggling to keep Java up to date?   What about removing old, vulnerable versions?    This has been a big pain for us, but I am pleased to announce our new 2016 Java Install/Update script for Kaseya. We have spent over 150 hours struggling to deal with this issue.   The old installers we had…Continue Reading

Virtual Administrator’s February 2016 Patch Recommendations

13 Security Bulletins were released – 6 Critical, 7 Important, and 0 Moderate This Month In Brief We have not uncovered any widespread problems with any of this month’s Security Bulletins and are releasing all of them. Denied Non-Security Bulletin Updates: KB3123862 has been denied MS16-009, MS16-011, MS16-012, MS16-013, MS16-015 and MS16-022 are rated Critical.…Continue Reading

Virtual Administrator’s January 2016 Patch Recommendations

9 Security Bulletins were released – 6 Critical, 3 Important, and 0 Moderate This Month In Brief 9 Security Bulletins were released – 6 Critical, 3 Important We have not uncovered any widespread problems with any of these patches and are releasing all of them. MS16-001, MS16-002, MS16-003, MS16-004, MS16-005, MS16-006 are rated Critical. After…Continue Reading

Virtual Administrator’s December 2015 Patch Recommendations

12 Security Bulletins were released – 8 Critical, 4 Important, and 0 Moderate This Month In Brief 12 Security Bulletins were released – 8 Critical, 4 Important We have not uncovered any problems with any of the Security Bulletins and are releasing all of them. Denied Non-Security Bulletin Updates: KB3114409 and KB3102429 have been denied…Continue Reading

How to identify and remove Dell eDellRoot certificate vulnerability using Kaseya

You may have heard about the latest certificate vulnerability, this one from Dell. There are actually two certificates that are exposed, one called eDellRoot which is factory installed by the Dell Foundation Services application, designed to make support easier.   The 2nd one is probably less common, it is called the DSDTestProvider certificate, and is only…Continue Reading

Virtual Administrator’s November 2015 Patch Recommendations

12 Security Bulletins were released – 4 Critical, 8 Important, and 0 Moderate This Month In Brief 12 Security Bulletins were released – 4 Critical, 8 Important We are releasing KB3097877 (MS15-115). As you recall Microsoft rereleased it last Thursday claiming the updated patch corrected all of the problems.  Since then we have only seen…Continue Reading

Virtual Administrator’s October 2015 Patch Recommendations

6 Security Bulletins were released – 3 Critical, 3 Important, and 0 Moderate This Month In Brief We have not uncovered any widespread problems with any of these patches and are releasing all of them. MS15-106, MS15-108 and MS15-109 are rated Critical. After your next patch cycle completes you should follow up and make sure…Continue Reading

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