Organizations using Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) tool to control Windows client updates may have ended up with dead PCs this week after a Microsoft release mistake. A person with less system privileges would be less impacted, but if a user with full admin rights opened the file, it would open the door for an attacker to wreak havoc on a system or network.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is designed for high-end hardware with Fast I/O with persistent memory, fast file sharing, Resilient file system (ReFS) and up to four physical CPUs and 6 TB of memory. "What now Microsoft?", one user wrote.
There are steps those affected can take to get their systems working again that are detailed in that same article on the Microsoft docs.com site.
The issue has been brought to attention on several corners of the web, including Microsoft's own support forums.
For once, the announcement actually said that this is a release candidate for the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update. Dubbed Patch Tuesday, yesterday's release for October was a pretty big one in the grand scheme of things (though not as big as the one this past June), containing fixes for dozens vulnerabilities, among them an "important" zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office that hackers have already exploited.
Users should apply the Cumulative Updates only and not the Delta updates.
You can check which version of Windows you are running by typing "winver" into the search box on the taskbar or the run dialog box and hitting Enter. "Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year". The same approach can be used to exploit differences between different versions of the same software product, he added. SO MANY of you have come by our booth, our round-table and our sessions to say hi and to talk to us about the program.
Microsoft is however still looking for ways to make the Edge browser available on the Windows Store as an app. This will allow Microsoft to update the Edge browser from the Windows Store just like apps such as Groove Music. After automatic installation of last night's security updates, the security patch, KB4041676, appears to be failing for quite a few people.