Adobe introduces new Update Mechanism for Adobe Flash Player

A few days ago Adobe released a security update for Adobe Flash player and with that update Adobe also introduced a new mechanism for Flash Player updates. When deploying Adobe Flash player within a controlled corporate environment you most likely want to prevent the player from automatically updating itself or show notifications about a new version being available. When installing Adobe Flash Player 11.2 you will find the following: A new Scheduled Task called Adobe Read More …

Windows Update Explained

Just found a document called Windows Update Explained on the Microsoft Update Team Blog.  The document provides a good insight on how Windows Update works.

No Automatic reboot please

Saturday morning, before going out with my family on a shopping tour I started a large FTP download and assumed it would have completed upon my return…. a few hours later, I found my system at the logon prompt, as it had rebooted itself automatically and of course the FTP download was not completed. What happened ? Very simple, Windows Update had automatically rebooted the system, probably after having displayed a message as shown in Read More …