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  • Anybody using 0patch to patch Server 2008 R2

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        wmelonman
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have to keep one 2008 R2 alive in production (5 user office) for a few more months. In fact it is a SBS 2011 used mainly for AD, fileserver and running an application server. There are neither local user logons, nor RDP. As there is no enterprise agreement with MS they cannot buy ESU for monthly patching.

        As an alternative I found 0patch, they offer micropatches developed on a community basis as remedy for security issues patched by Microsoft.

        Sounds like a great idea, only I have no idea how these third party micropatches might affect the stability of the OS. I suppose they have not such a broad testing as MS can do (well, let’s not discuss on MSs worsening track record for patch quality… – please!).

        Anybody knows how it behaves for now? From Windows 7 users I read mainly positive reports.

      • #2211538 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I use 0Patch with a Windows 7.
        0Patch just fixed the Font1 bug for Windows 7 and R2

        Yet another font exploit

      • #2211714 Reply
        Geo
        AskWoody Lounger

        You want to use 0patch pro.  Worth the money.  Micro-patches  lately have been daily for all sorts of things even Adobe.  No problems so far.

      • #2211715 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        In case someone here is not aware of this: One needs to have Windows 7 with the S&Q December 19 rollup installed, (or maybe the January 2020 one?), to put one’s version of Windows 7 in the “standardized” form the 0patches can be applied to. It does not matter if one has been Group A or Group B: everyone who wants to get the 0patches has to install that rollup.(The same applied to the Win 7 extended patching service offered by MS, and for the same reason.)

        I never liked rollups; my own approach is written in my signature panel below this comment.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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