There are only six patches in this month’s edition of Patch Tuesday, and only one of them is critical, but it’s a big one.
The critical patch fixes a flaw in Remote Desktop Protocol, something typically only present in the business-oriented flavors of Windows. But if you don’t know whether you’re affected, it behooves you to let Windows update whatever it wants to update. Read more
Besides all the changes to the GUI that happened post-Windows XP, they also made one useful change to the command prompt. When you run a command, it’s now possible to pipe output to the clipboard.
If you’re like me and write a lot of documentation, or you just take a lot of notes while doing computer maintenance, it’s a big boon.
I mentioned a couple of days ago a coworker’s philosophy about sysadmins and scripts that automate most tasks.
Here’s a site that has a lot of useful one-liners. http://www.robvanderwoude.com/ntadmincommands.php