Windows systems and network management News
October 14, 2020
The number of security updates from Microsoft dips below the average of the previous several months, but a TCP/IP bug looms large for administrators.
September 09, 2020
There were no zero-days or public disclosures from Microsoft this month, but patches for SharePoint and Exchange should get prompt attention.
August 12, 2020
In addition to the actively exploited flaws, IT workers must contend with a domain controller exploit that could give an attacker administrative access.
July 15, 2020
Microsoft warns administrators not to delay the deployment of a patch to shut down a critical bug in Windows DNS servers due to its potential to cause widespread damage.
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The 'Active Directory Administration Cookbook' covers what admins can do in advance to bring the identity and access management platform back online after an attack. Continue Reading
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