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Intune Update Rings
Hello All,We are looking to improve our patching and I am curious to see how others have their Intune Update Rings configured, based on the understanding that Automox utilizes Windows Update to scan for updates (Link). We are looking to defer all patching, so that Automox can take over and push the patches for example Windows 10 updates.I know there are other options such as Device Configuration Profiles over the Windows Update Rings in Intune, I would be open to any suggestions on this! Thank you!
Nearly 100 Vulnerabilities to Ring in the First Patch Tuesday of 2023
After a light December, IT and security teams have their work cut out for them as we enter 2023 with nearly 100 vulnerabilities patched by Microsoft in the first Patch Tuesday of the new year.In our most recent Patch Tuesday Release Blog, 98 vulnerabilities were reported, 11 of which are critical, and 1 is being actively exploited. Highlights we’ve shared, include: IT and security teams should prioritize CVE-2023-21674, an important and actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in Windows Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) that allows for elevation to full system privileges when exploited. Automox recommends that CVE-2023-21552 and CVE-2023-21532 should be remediated quickly as these vulnerabilities allow for elevation to SYSTEM privileges due to a weakness in Windows GDI. If you still use Windows 7 Pro or Enterprise (along with 8.1), Extended Security Updates (ESU) end today. We’d strongly recommend decommissioning these operating systems if you haven’t already as they’ll no l
Patching MS Office applications, politely!New
Hi all, I know this has been discussed in a couple of old threads, but has anyone got any new suggestion for a way to avoid Office applications being quit with no warning when they’re patched? I’ve had a couple of colleagues complain about it recently.Thanks
I am brand new to Automox, so please bare with me. I am testing with the native Zoom patch policy. I have associated a group and targeted one device. After clicking run policy, I don’t get any activity logs for the current day. I’m probably missing something simple, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Faulting application name: powershell.exe, version: 10.0.19041.546
Recently I have noticed that policies that previously ran in my enviornment are not erroring out. Everything from normal patch polocies to custom worklets all that workd up until 9/28/22. I went into the event viewer of a sample host and found the entry below related Faulting application name: powershell.exe, version: 10.0.19041.546. I also found a second log entry under the Microsoft->Windows-Powershell hive. I’m not sure why this is happening and need to find an answer otherwise my devices will continue to expierance errors when patching or running worklets. Log Name: ApplicationSource: Application ErrorDate: 10/2/2022 2:43:34 PMEvent ID: 1000Task Category: (100)Level: ErrorKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer: IT-SC-SR-H234C.cmkts.comDescription:Faulting application name: powershell.exe, version: 10.0.19041.546, time stamp: 0x30f12f73Faulting module name: Wldp.dll, version: 10.0.19041.1949, time stamp: 0xc0574ffaException cod
How to still force notify users for reboot even when the users disabled notifications on their endpointNew
Hi All, Would like to check if there is anyway that we can still notify the users for system reboot even when the users disabled the notifications on their endpoint. Currently when users disabled notifications, Automox would just reboot the endpoints when the deferral condition is met. So we would like to include a notification to users before the deferral condition is met.
The old forum was better.
I dont come here often, but when I do I am usually looking for help. I find this new forum to be difficult to navigate, hard to find what I am looking for, I am miss the old one. As I am writing the post I am getting frustrated that I can see this is going in the wrong category, and I cant put it in a more appropriate one. I am sure a lot of this is mostly that I dont come here much and havent gotten used to it, bit I just wanted to give some feedback.
FEATURE REQUEST - Groups/Subgroups Functionality
Not sure if this is the correct way to submit a feature request… but…The usefulness of the parent/subgroup structure could be better. As it is now, it appears that subgroups only serve as a visual aid and nothing more.When working in reports or device filters (for example), I would love to be able to select the parent group and have that instantly include the subgroups in my results. Right now I am required to select each individual subgroup. Thanks!
Change the UI for Windows updates
Is it possible to change this UX? We are starting to roll out, and our users and reporting that this popup looks fake (like a spammy “Windows update centre” popup). Potentially if we could replace the green shield with our logo, or just remove it completely that would be better.
Linux Patching Policies #2...New
Hello,I recently queried about the best practice for Linux patch policies.I have since heard from other sources that the Automox support recommended method of Linux patching is to use a custom script and run it as a worklet.Just curious as to whether anyone else has come across this, also curious as to what any Automox peeps opinions are on this. This isn’t the enterprise class Linux supporting system we were sold tbfCheers!
June 2022 Patch Tuesday
June 2022 Every month, we share a thorough rundown of Patch Tuesday with videos and advice from our experts. Join our thread on Slack – we’ll help you prioritize this month's releases so you can get back to your day faster. Automox-Community Slack (this will expire in 30 days from 6/6)You can also bookmark our Patch Tuesday Rapid Response Center for easy access to our month-by-month patch index. Be sure to sign up for vulnerability alerts, too! Our latest Blog post about this month’s Patch Tuesday vulnerabilities is now live on the Automox home page as well:https://www.automox.com/blog/Patch-Tuesday-june-2022 Be sure to visit the official Automox social media accounts for additional short form videos:YouTubeCVE-2022-30136 CVE-2022-30139 CVE-2022-30163TikTokCVE-2022-30136 CVE-2022-30139 CVE-2022-30163
Automox Reboot Pop Up (Prompt) not respondingNew
Hello, I have multiple users experiencing issues with workstation patching. Whenever a user clicks “Reboot Now” when prompted; nothing happens. We can click the “Reboot Now” button multiple times and no response. After waiting for 15-20 minutes; they manually reboot the machine only for Automox to reboot their computer later in the day causing them to lose work. Any ideas on what can be done to prevent this from happening? And has anyone else experienced this issue?
We'll help you prioritize Patch Tuesday’s long list of 129 vulnerabilities [Tomorrow's Webinar]
April’s Patch Tuesday drops 129 vulnerabilities – the most we’ve seen since 2020. Join us tomorrow, April 13th at 12 pm ET for a review of this month’s patches and guidance on how to prioritize your remediations fast. Jessica Onorati, Team Lead of Organizational Security, joins our Patch Tuesday experts, Eric Feldman and Adam Whitman, to dive into this month’s announcement.
Weekly Security Wrap-Up (April 5th, 2022)News
Happy Tuesday, everybody! While we all recover from another Monday that seemed to have too many hours somehow, let’s talk about a couple of security stories:State Department Announces Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy -- Well, how do you do? This seems pretty important! From the article: “The new cybersecurity bureau reflects the growing importance of cybersecurity in national policy, economy, and defense. The CDP bureau includes three policy units: International Cyberspace Security, International Information and Communications Policy, and Digital Freedom, says the State Department.” I think this is a great step, since our previous “administration” did away with some high-ranking positions in cybersecurity.Germany takes down Hydra, world's largest darknet market -- I have to be honest here: on first glance, I figured this was something to do with “the Marvel universe”. In spite of that, I kept reading, as it was super interesting. From the article: “The servers of Hydra Market, t
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