Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – 2021/Summer

Background It is time to take a quick look at the recently disclosed security vulnerabilities that affect the Microsoft Print Spooler Service.   Vulnerabilities Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2021-1675 Vulnerability Type:- Privilege Escalation Released:- Jun 8, 2021 Last updated:- Jul 2, 2021 https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/en-US/vulnerability/CVE-2021-1675 Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 Vulnerability … Continue reading Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – 2021/Summer

MS DOS – Command Line Parameters

Background Looking at someone's code is a good way to tighten up one's own education. I was looking at a good man's code and immediately knew, I had a huge learning curve.   Table Pattern Meaning Sample Script %~dp0 Command Line Folder C:\batchfile\helloWorld\ %~n0 Command Line File helloWorld %~f0 Command Line Folder And File C:\batchfile\helloWorld\helloWorld.cmd … Continue reading MS DOS – Command Line Parameters

Win OS – Is TPM Chip Installed?

Background These days, there are various reasons for you to know the hardware components installed on your computer. TPM Chip For instance, to be security conscious, you might want to know whether a TPM chip is installed. And, if a TPM Chip installed, its version compatibility. Win OS Our OS version is MS Windows 10. … Continue reading Win OS – Is TPM Chip Installed?

Microsoft – Windows – Process – USO Core Worker Process

Background I needed to see why a family member's computer was using so much memory. Launched Task Manager and was familiar with most of the processes.   USO Core Worker Process The lone process I was not familiar with is "usocoreworker.exe". Process Identification Task Manager Images Image - Process - Tab - General Image - … Continue reading Microsoft – Windows – Process – USO Core Worker Process

Windows – Start Administrator Command Shell Window

Background I find myself in a MS Windows Command Shell Window and will like to launch a new command shell window. Because of what I need to do within the new command shell window, I need it to be an Administrator Command Shell.   Here are some ways to bring that about Outline Powershell Start … Continue reading Windows – Start Administrator Command Shell Window

Visual Studio – v2019 – Add Reference – “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component”

Background Using Visual Studio 2019 and needing to add references to components, I accessed the "Add Reference" menu option but got the error noted below. Error Image Textual Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component. TroubleShooting Google Search I googled on the error. Unfortunately, the most popular Google match, … Continue reading Visual Studio – v2019 – Add Reference – “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component”

Microsoft – Windows 2012 – Missing Start Bar

Background One of our machines was recently upgraded from MS Windows 2008 to MS Windows 2012. Needing to check its state, I connected over a remote desktop to the machine.   Review Current State Let us review our current state Desktop Images Image - Desktop Image - Desktop - Start Explanation The start menu bar … Continue reading Microsoft – Windows 2012 – Missing Start Bar

TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Background For those experiencing sudden networking issues ( Slow wifi / inoperable VPN ) and unrecognized sound card devices, don't overthink it. Look to your OS Vendor, Microsoft, and recent Win OS updates.   Articles TechRadar:- Darren Allan Link Microsoft’s round of patching for August is apparently causing more issues. Windows 10 has apparently hit … Continue reading TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Background Patching the DNS Vulnerability via application code. Lineage Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry Link Remediation Microsoft Advisory Documentation The advisory for the Security vulnerability is available @ Security Update Guide > Details CVE-2020-1350 | Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

Background In the last week or so, Microsoft released an advisory relating to a security vulnerability within its DNS Server.   Security Vulnerability Remote Code Execution Vulnerability What is What is a "Remote Code Execution Vulnerability"? Most applications have an interface that accepts input ( command and data ) from the end-user. If the end-user … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry