Security patches

With Microsoft’s latest round of patches available this morning (typically on a day that I’m not in the office!) it was interesting to note that there were some NT4 patches on there – you remember NT4 – the OS that microsoft was going to stop supporting on various dates sometime last year. The other weird thing is that my XP box at home downloaded more than 4 patches today – even though there were only 4 patches released.

Sus Updater

A useful utility that can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Systems Update Server. If you have a pc that needs installing (or patching) but isn’t normally on the lan, then this utility forces the client to update against a named sus server, apply the patches and then on reboot sets it back to use Microsoft’s servers. Excellent for patching friends pc’s or remote worker pc’s who are not normally on the lan and are WAY out of date.