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Darrin VandenBos

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ZENworks Product Manager for Endpoint Security, Full Disk Encryption, and Patch Management

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ZENworks Patch Management and the WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Darrin VandenBos

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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What’s coming in ZENworks Full Disk Encryption 2017 Update 1

Darrin VandenBos

May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

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ZENworks 2017 Update 1–now in beta with an expected release date in June–provides significant enhancements to ZENworks Full Disk Encryption. Here are the highlights of what’s new, what’s changed, and what you should know as you prepare to roll out ZENworks Full Disk Encryption 2017 Update 1. What’s new Support for UEFI firmware and GPT …

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

Darrin VandenBos

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

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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ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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

Darrin VandenBos

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.

Mandatory baselines being removed in ZENworks 2017 Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

August 10, 2016 10:35 am

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Patch policies were introduced in the ZENworks 11 SP3 release with the intent to eventually replace the Mandatory Baseline functionality. Mandatory baselines can be used to deploy a base set of specific patches to a group of devices. Patch policies provide the same capability (deploying specific patches), but add the flexibility to deploy patches via …

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ZENworks Patch Management Support for Windows 10 Updates

Darrin VandenBos

July 21, 2016 10:26 am

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[Originally published 21 July 2016; revised 18 January 2017 to clarify frequency and scope of the monthly quality updates] Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft changed their delivery model for operating system updates. Over the last several months, I’ve received a lot of questions about how ZENworks Patch Management handles “Windows 10 updates.” In response to …

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What’s New in ZENworks 11.4.2 Endpoint Security and Full Disk Encryption

Darrin VandenBos

June 2, 2016 1:52 pm

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ZENworks 11 SP 4 System Update 2 (11.4.2) is now available. This release fixes over 30 defects (see TID 7017469 for details) in Endpoint Security and Full Disk Encryption. Here are some highlights of customer-reported defects that are fixed: Endpoint Security — More fields for USB device matching in the Storage Device Control policy: The …

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What’s New in ZENworks 11.4.2 Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

June 1, 2016 12:46 pm

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We just released ZENworks 11 SP 4 System Update 2 (11.4.2) so I thought I’d take a minute to tell you about the great enhancements we’ve made in Patch Management. As always, we fixed a number of defects (see TID 7017469 for details), but we’ve also made some important feature, functionality, and performance improvements. Improved …

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