Consider the following scenario:
- You are in an Active Directory domain network environment.
- You implement the Maximum password age Group Policy setting to specify how frequently Windows changes the account password of a local computer.
- The maximum password age is reached on a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
In this scenario, the client computer does not change the account password.
Note: This issue occurs if you change the Local Security Authority (LSA) password but do not change the password in the domain, and then you restart the client computer.
Microsoft posted the Security Bulletin Advance Notification for August 2008 today. In all, seven security updates are being released that affect the Windows Operating System, with five of them affecting Windows Vista. Three are ‘Important’, the other two ‘Critical’. Expect updates for the following issues on Tuesday, August 12th: Continue reading “Vista to Get 5 Security Updates in August”
Hotfixes are commonly released to patch issues with an OS, and I have links to over 700 Vista hotfixes on this site. Most hotfixes deal with some sort of ‘bug’, but Microsoft has now released a hotfix related to presidential candidates, supermodels, and NBA stars. Continue reading “Microsoft Releases Vista Hotfix for Obama”
As previously announced, Vista got 5 security updates yesterday. Three of them were ‘Critical’, while the other two were ‘Moderate’. In addition to those security updates, two non-security updates were released. One was for Media Center, the other for CEIP (Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program). Continue reading “Vista Gets 5 Security and 2 Non-Security Updates for June”
Vista hasn’t escaped the need for security updates in the month of June. All together, five updates affect Windows Vista; three critical, and two moderate. All updates affect both 32 and 64-bit systems, and it doesn’t matter if you have SP1 installed or not. Continue reading “Vista to Get 5 Security Updates on Tuesday”
Microsoft today took the next step in the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 saga by releasing a version that works with more than the five base languages handled by the original version of SP1. Now available for 36 languages, SP1 can be downloaded via Windows Update (recommended), or you can obtain it from Microsoft’s Download site: Continue reading “Vista SP1 Now Available in 36 Languages”
Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2008 was just released, and Vista did not escape as it did last month. Vista is due to receive updates for five security related issues, with three of them rated ‘Critical’, and another two rated ‘Important’. Of the critical updates, two are for Vista itself, while the other is for Internet Explorer, with all three of them allowing ‘Remote Code Execution’. The two important updates are related to Vista itself, with one dealing with ‘Spoofing’, and the other ‘Elevation of Privilege’. We’ll know more specifics on Tuesday when further details are released. Continue reading “Vista Getting Critical Updates on April 8th”