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Microsoft Fixes Critical RDP Security Hole, Asks Users to Patch or Risk Attacks

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Nice to know considering I use RDP every day
 
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I'm not using it but then again i install latest updates as soon as they become available.
 

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Microsoft needs to figure out how to install updates without requiring a restart. I had to restart my server to install this and another updates. :(
 
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Well I don't use RDP, have it disabled, but to be safe I will still install this update.
 
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Microsoft needs to figure out how to install updates without requiring a restart. I had to restart my server to install this and another updates. :(
If you update code related to services then those services will need to be restarted to utilize the new code. Or apparently in this case to be secured. Don't really see any way around that, though I'm no software developer.
 
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If you update code related to services then those services will need to be restarted to utilize the new code. Or apparently in this case to be secured. Don't really see any way around that, though I'm no software developer.
Actually, that is the solution :)

If Windows Update could automatically stop>update>start services, then many full system restarts wouldn't be necessary.

I know some people who've done this manually to minimize downtime and/or have a remarkable up time.
 
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Microsoft needs to figure out how to install updates without requiring a restart. I had to restart my server to install this and another updates. :(
Actually, that is the solution :)

If Windows Update could automatically stop>update>start services, then many full system restarts wouldn't be necessary.

I know some people who've done this manually to minimize downtime and/or have a remarkable up time.
oh yeah, just ad a crazy morning,. having to restart 4 servers here, and when you do that you have the phone ringing non stop ... lots of fun

we really need a restart less windows server... like the linux server.... this is driving me crazy considering that each windows server have like 6 vm runing on each ..... its a pain!
 

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Got it. Windows always updates for me automatically! And I also have this turned off. No need for it.
 

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I knew anything related to remote registry/desktop is a major threat. These services should only be used if youre behind a hardware firewall/proxy/intranet/ethernet.
 
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Microsoft needs to figure out how to install updates without requiring a restart. I had to restart my server to install this and another updates. :(
Indeed, if it is possible with Linux then why not with Windows? Only if the kernel will get modified by the updates/new drivers, a restart should be necessary.

Silly Windows...
 
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oh yeah, just ad a crazy morning,. having to restart 4 servers here, and when you do that you have the phone ringing non stop ... lots of fun

That's why you restart them after hours, if at all possible. Last thing I want is the owner coming to me saying his email isn't working while I wait 30 minutes for our SBS 08 server to restart. :shadedshu


As with others I don't understand why no restarting is required in Linux while it is required in Windows?
 
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have to remote connect to our office server to patch RDP, irony :laugh:
 

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have to remote connect to our office server to patch RDP, irony :laugh:
Yeah, I had to RDP into my servers to apply the patch as well.:roll: