When Group Policies Suddenly Stop Working

On June 14, 2016 Microsoft released MS16-072 KB3159398 to fix a vulnerability in Group Policy whereby an attacker can allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack against the traffic passing between a domain controller and the target machine on domain-joined Windows computers. After MS16-072 is installed, user group policies are […]


Patch Released–PatchGrid updated

This is a special edition of the PatchGrid due to the release of a patch. Microsoft continues to have problems with people not performing the manual steps required after you update WSUS for Windows 10.  There’s a part-two blog post on it now. Be sure to read up or you’ll find yourself in a very […]



May Patches

The PatchGrid is updated with the May patch recommendations. It’s patch time gain. Susan puts together this excellent resource for administrators every month. And a small gift from Microsoft. Finally they feel our pain and have a special patch rollup for new installations of 7 and 2008 server. But read up because it’s not […]

A glimpse into our demographics

One thing that every business has to know is who their customers are. Well, when you are a business run exclusively over the Internet and you don’t actually meet your customers in person then we have to rely on what Google analytics tell us about you. So here’s a little glimpse into who Third Tier’s […]