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The "Wannacry" patch (WIN7)
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Subject: The "Wannacry" patch (WIN7)
From: Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 13:11:30 -0400
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​The page to get the WIN7 patch is linked from the XP page, but here is a direct link:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx

Once again, the site isn't exactly "user friendly".

There are two different versions for WIN7. One is 19 megs and one is about 30. I ended up downloading both​. If the smaller one doesn't work on a given machine, the other will. (There are also other versions for other versions of Windows 7 and 8.)

​I've successfully patched a non-Internet-facing WIN7 machine by dragging/dropping the file to a local folder. As a bonus, this update also fixed an annoying bug which would cause Windows to "forget" the SHARED USB drives that are connected to it after a reboot!​ (Thus, I had to manually re-share them after each reboot.) Now, the shares come up automatically as they should. :) YAY!

I've got more than half of our machines patched so far. It's moving along smoothly, thank the LORD! :)

Willie...


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