Monthly Archives: January 2016

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016

Patch time:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3124903)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3124904)
  • Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3125540)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)
  • Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Remote Code Execution (3124584)
  • Security Update for Silverlight to Address Remote Code Execution (3126036)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3124901)
  • Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3124605)
  • Security Update in Microsoft Exchange Server to Address Spoofing (3124557)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016

Run Python Script in Background at Startup

The easiest way to do this is to run the script using crontab, but I would advise testing you script well first as you could make a script that causes problems.

$ crontab -e

and add the line:

@reboot /home/vivek/bin/python_script.py

Save and close, and then run

# update-rc.d cron defaults

Once you reboot the script will start automatically.

A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

This appears to be a problem with relation to the Windows 8.1 Metro Apps and I resolved by doing the following (NB. critical to observe the sysprep log file (setuperr.log);

  1. Take Snapshot
  2. Run Sysprep: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown
  3. When the error occurs, check the error log and then query the problem package using PowerShell (insert name of package into the “”). Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where Name -Like “”
  4. Once you have it run the following to remove the package; Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where Name -Like “” | Remove-AppxPackage
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until successful.

If you don’t care whatsoever for Metro Apps (which is the case in our environment) you could just run the following and remove all packages; Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage