Does your Computer stops responding during shutdown if BitLocker is enabled? – Hotfix Available

With a BitLocker-enabled system drive on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Then, you shut down the computer. You notice the computer intermittently stops responding during shutdown. Additionally, the operating system seems to have already shut down, and then the screen turns black. However, the computer does not turn off completely. Therefore, you may notice that the computer fan and other devices are still turned on.

This problem does not occur if BitLocker is completely disabled, or if BitLocker is enabled on a data drive but disabled on the system drive.
This post explains the issue and gives you information on the hotfix, which needs to be installed to fix the same.

Microsoft Patches its Windows and Office Products – Patch Tuesday, November 2009

Microsoft has released six new security bulletins with fixes for a total of 15 vulnerabilities affecting its Windows and Office product lines. Three of the six bulletins are rated “critical,” meaning they can be used to launch remote code execution or worm attacks without any user action. One of the Windows vulnerabilities could expose users to drive-by malware attacks via the browser.

Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. This article provides you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on November 10, 2009.

Attention FireFox Users !!!

Remember that Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant add-on that Microsoft sneaked into Firefox without explicit permission from end users? Well, the code in that add-on has a serious code execution vulnerability that exposes Firefox users to the “browse and you’re owned” attacks that are typically used in drive-by malware downloads.  The flaw was addressed in the… Continue reading Attention FireFox Users !!!

Microsoft’s recent Security Updates for Visual Studio break Windows Installer Updates

Taken from Stefan Kruger’s Blog- This problem was brought up in a question on the InstallSite Forum and is also mentioned in a blog post by Gauravb (who appears to be a Microsoft employee). The typical symptom is missing or not updated files after you install a Small or Minor Update to your application (Major… Continue reading Microsoft’s recent Security Updates for Visual Studio break Windows Installer Updates

How to Slip Stream Application Patches?

There are better methods to handle patches with Windows Installer. However, when this doesn’t work, Slip-Streaming can be a Just in time solution. Slip-Streaming is a process which applies MSP to the MSI where MSI has not been installed on the system. If the Service Pack is in MSP format, then it can be directly… Continue reading How to Slip Stream Application Patches?

How to create a Windows Installer Patch using Wise Package

Step 1: Launch the Patch Creation tool from within your Wise product. The Patch Creation tool’s Welcome dialog appears. This dialog offers an outline of the steps for creating a patch. Step 2: Read the information on the Welcome dialog, and click Next when finished. The Specify Patch Settings File dialog appears. Step 3: The… Continue reading How to create a Windows Installer Patch using Wise Package