Archive for Vista

Microsoft RPC Patch

Posted in Taz, Technical with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by tazspaz

There has been a lot of alerts/news out today from several vendors about a new critical vulnerability just announced. 

Please note, many vendors are focusing on the fact that Windows 2000 and Windows XP is affected. 

HOWEVER, it is deeper than that; all Microsoft operating systems are affected.   The article only goes back to Windows 2000 but also covers XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.  There is an off-cycle patch from Microsoft already out (usually it’s once per month).  You can get this (and any others you may have missed) by clicking on Start – Windows Update.

Even if you have followed the proper best practices for segregation of your network and proper firewall proceedures I HIGHLY recommend getting this patch installed as soon as possible.


Microsoft Vista SP1 Video

Posted in Rants, Taz, Technical with tags , , , on April 24, 2008 by tazspaz

Internal Microsoft Vista SP1 Video

lmao … Sorry, the Geek in me just HAD to post this up!

Hell Has Frozen Over!

Posted in Taz, Technical with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2008 by tazspaz

The long awaited, much anticipated, outrageously desired download has finally arrived!

No more waiting, no more Beta’s, no more RTM (release to manufacturing)!

This is the REAL DEAL!  *heavy sarcasm (see update)*

Microsoft released yesterday Vista Service Pack 1

Now let’s see how many applications are truly fixed or newly broken.  This is the test bed for all System Administrator’s … is Vista ready to “truly” deploy in the Enterprise?  We all wait for SP1 of Microsoft’s OS (really any MS product) to decide if it will be a smooth upgrade, work with existing applications, upgrade paths, roll-out plans for upgrades, etc.

Beta testers and RTM testers I thank you for your due diligence.  Now it’s our turn.  *evil grin*

>>UPDATE 04/03/2008:
Wow, I thought my sarcasim was dripping here but another blog, “Why am I still typing“, has put me down as “overexcited” instead.


Let me just clarify, I am far from even happy about SP1.  This means many sleepless nights, many broken applications, huge push from the users and exec’s for vista, and a general pain in my err….backside.  Please know, I am probably NOT the Network Manager you want in your company right this moment if you want Vista RIGHT NOW.   If you want to start planning now that SP1 has come out … well we can sit down and discuss.  First lets start with NAP and Windows 2008 and how it integrates with Vista and Windows XP SP3.  Do you see why I shiver?