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ZENworks Patch Management and the WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Darrin VandenBos

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May 19, 2017 2:39 pm

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As of a few days ago, the WannaCrypt ransomware attack (better known as WannaCry) that rocked Europe and Asia over the past weekend has been reported in 150 countries throughout the world and continues to hold at least 50,000 computers hostage. As the attack unfolded, Microsoft issued a guidance report advising Windows customers to make …

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An update on ZENworks Reporting



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March 10, 2017 9:39 am

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During the past few days, I had folks asking me about what’s happening on the Reporting front. So I thought it best to share the update with a wider audience. The start of this year was a major milestone for ZENworks with the release of ZENworks 2017…

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Applying #ZENworksPatchManagement policies on shutdown

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January 26, 2017 8:51 pm

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One of the top ideas we have for ZENworks Patch Management is the ability to apply patches on Windows shutdown. While this functionality is currently not productized, we have found a way to make this happen. This solution shows you how to leverage Windows Group Policies, Windows Shutdown Scripts and ZENworks Patch Management policies to …

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Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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January 6, 2017 3:37 pm

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[NOTE: This article does not apply to Windows 10 updates; Windows 10 patch releases are slightly different than Windows 7 and 8.1. For information about how Windows 10 patches work, see ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 10 updates.] In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 …

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Deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates via ZENworks Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

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October 12, 2016 3:04 pm

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In a previous article I explained that the ZENworks Patch Management content feed includes Windows 10 quality updates (security and reliability patches) but not Windows 10 feature (version) updates. For example, the feed includes quality updates for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), but does not include the feature update to …

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Get Notified of New Patches for Specific Products



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October 5, 2016 11:14 am

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I’ve had several questions lately about how to get notified of new patches. Fortunately we have several ways for you to find out about when new patches are released. The first is via the Patch Finder. When you first go to the Patch Finder you will see what new patches have been released in the …

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ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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August 30, 2016 11:07 am

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On August 15, 2016, Microsoft announced a change in the update model for older versions of Windows. This change, which becomes effective in October 2016, affects Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 and mirrors the update model for Windows 10. NOTE: This change applies …

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We’re Looking for Input on the Future of Our “Community” Site



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August 25, 2016 9:21 am

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With the merger of Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE with Attachmate…… then the merger of The Attachmate Group with Micro Focus…….  Then the Micro Focus acquisition of Serena, well…… we currently have a quite a disjointed customer community running on multiple platforms and it’s quite a mess. When I talk “community”, it’s the places where you can …

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Looking for ideas about ZENworks Patch Management reports, dashboard, and status

Darrin VandenBos

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August 22, 2016 12:24 pm

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I’m currently gathering ideas about ways we can improve the reports, dashboard, and patch status data in ZENworks Patch Management. If you are interested in influencing the direction of the product in these areas, drop me an email at darrin.vandenbos@microfocus.com and we’ll set up a time to talk.

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Today’s ZCTW – System Update on Servers recording now available

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August 10, 2016 11:02 pm

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We had a great call this morning lead by Arvind and Madhu from our Support and Engineering teams. Great deep dive on the server side aspects of System Update. If you were able to join us I hope you found it helpful, if you didn’t you can view the recording here. Don’t forget we have …

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