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Concern with SMB Flaw and NT

By stevew22 ·
I have quite a few NT workstations and this latest vulnerability announced by MS (MS05-011), and MS's lack of even a nod of the head to those of us still relying on NT concern me greatly. Is this a vulnerability I need to be concerned with on NT machines? And if so, what methods can be used (or resources found) to control this.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Concern with SMB Flaw and ...

I would recommend that you read the article again. Microsoft has this hotfix available to resolve that issue:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7B2C22A9-98C6-4661-9B8D-6C59C8812071&displaylang=en

With Windows NT 4.0 quickly moving to a non-supported status as the software is 11 years old, I'd recommend you begin making plans to implement another OS solution. One day Microsoft will stop supporting this product and that day quickly approaches.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Concern with SMB Flaw and ...

yes, the handwriting has been on the wall for literally years on nt especially workstation. how many is quite a few. imho you will look bad trying to blame ms at this late point. i would be dropping strong hints and memos with dollar figures on them to management. and posting here for help looking for the hidden costs/gotchas. like, withut knowing your exact situatrion, i would say off cuff: i wouldn't upgrade, i'd replace. new boxes would have xp already installed. dell has heluva deal on refurbs...
you could probably go on for years if nothing goes wrong. which it wouldn't would it?
do you need to run smb anyway? does he, bfilm? good luck.

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