October 2017 Delta patch problem – WSUS/SCCM

A quick off the cuff post this one. There has been a lot of talk today on the twittersphere about a rogue patch affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. It basically stems from the delta updates detailed in this article. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/deploy/monthly-delta-update-isv-support-without-wsus Specifically there is a section at the bottom which says… Prevent deployment of…

October 18th 2013 – A date to remember?

So it was announced late last week that the R2 wave Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 products is to be RTM on October 18th 2013. In parallel to these releases Microsoft is also going live with the long awaited Windows 8.1. This is surely the biggest date in Microsoft’s calendar this year, the…

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Management Point Installation Error 1603

I fell foul of this problem this week whereby I had been installing a System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 site server. This was a new build Windows Server 2012 but as I began the installation a handy error message alerted me to the existence of an SCCM client. It became apparent that the existing Configuration…