Patch scan failed with Unknown error
PROBLEM Patch scan failed with Unknown error CAUSE Background Intelligent Transfer and Windows Update Services were disabled by Group Policy and it was set on-demand. RESOLUTION or WORKAROUND 1. Check if there is a Group Policy applied to a machine that set the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows…
Automated Patching - Failures (Missing Approved)
Problem Patches are failing to install. The WindowsUpdate.log throws error 2250. Cause Error ID 2250 is a Windows issue likely to be caused due to a missing or corrupt class in root\microsoft\windows\servermanager. Resolution Follow the below steps to resolve the issue: 1. Force push the patches to check if it installs or…
Alert for Patch Scan.
Question: Is there any alert for Patch Scan completion? Answer: These are the four alerts available for patching - these can be found via Monitor module > Alerts > Patch Alert (drop-down menu): Note: There are no other alerts in the VSA for Patch Scan completion or installation. Only agent procedure logs can confirm the…
VSA: New Patches Available Alert.
Question: The email received for the new patches available does not match with the count available in the missing approved: Answer: The patches available will be the total number of new patches which were released prior to patch scan and these patches can be available under "Missing Approved" and also "Missing Denied".
Identifying and Reporting on Machines That Do Not Have Patches Related To WannaCry SMB Vulnerability
Background: Due to recent events surrounding the recent outbreak of the “WannaCry” ransomware, the WannaCry/Crypt has made international headlines due to the rate of spread for a ransomware attack. The technical community is still assessing the full impact and it is important to understand the vulnerability for the attack…
MS17-010 - Ransomware - WannaCrypt
Based on this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title the installation of KB4012598 will protect you again this new exploit. March Security Update Bulletin included the KB that addresses this issue (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title). Furthermore, this KB patch has been released…
Viewing Windows 10 Patch Updates
QUESTION How do I view Windows 10 Patch Updates? ANSWER The Update History in Windows 10/2016 uses a cumulative view of all updates. The latest update includes all updates before it. * Windows 10/2016 Update History should be just used as a reference. * Windows 10/2016 Update History will also show failed attempts of…
Patch Management and Microsoft Monthly Rollup
Patching with Microsoft’s Update Rollup Methodology Beginning in October, 2016, Microsoft will release some patches in bundles called “Update Rollups.” Kaseya has received several inquiries regarding this new approach and what it means for patching with the Virtual System Administrator (VSA) Patch Management module. The…
Latency Patching Windows 7 Machines
NOTE: This information was provided by a member of the Kaseya Community and may not be applicable to all situations or installations. This information may not apply to all systems displaying latency with patching. 5/16/2016 Update: The Patch community-at-large is reporting a recurrence of this issue as noted in the post…
Patch Management and Windows Server 2012 Update History
Windows Server 2012 systems may not display updates in the ‘View update history’ window when they are patched using Patch Management in the VSA. You can still identify all updates that were installed and when they were installed on the server by navigating to the ‘Install Updates’ window. Note: Even if 'View update…