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New: HP BIOS Updates for Intel Spectre and AMT Vulnerabilities

HP BIOS Updates for Intel Spectre and AMT Vulnerabilities
Update vulnerable firmware and remove vulnerable software as documented in Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00075

  • Assess the vulnerability of the CPU and AMT firmware
  • Abort the firmware update if the system is not vulnerable
  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS and firmware updates
  • Install the applicable firmware update
  • Prompt to restart the computer, only in interactive mode

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Updated: Zoom Rooms 4.1

Zoom Rooms 4.1
Connect conference room equipment for video meetings with local or remote participants

Now disables Windows’ default sounds

  • Cache the package to the local disk
  • Disable Windows’ default sounds
  • Install Zoom Rooms
    • Wait for the installation to complete
  • Schedule the installation for all other user profiles
    • Zoom Rooms installs within each user profile.  We do not have an option for a machine-wide installation.

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New: Slack 3.1.0

Slack 3.1.0
Real-time messaging, archiving and search for teams

  • Choose the installer, based on the OS architecture
  • Install the Slack “Machine-Wide” installer
    • Slack installs within each user’s profile, and this runs an installation check at every logon
  • Remove the desktop shortcut at next logon
  • Change the exit code to 3010 (restart required), if the installation was successful
    • This installation always requires a system restart, or log off and log on, to finish installing

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New: Adobe Acrobat (Pro or Standard) DC 18.011.20038

Adobe Acrobat (Pro or Standard) DC 18.011.20038
Create, view, and manipulate PDF files.
Continuous track: Regularly updated features, Pro or Std determined by license.

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat is running
  • Install Acrobat DC
    • Install update 18.011.20038
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Suppress the installation of all plugins for web browsers and Microsoft Office
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Enable Protected View for files from potentially unsafe locations
    • Disable automatic updates
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service

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New: IBM Trusteer Endpoint Protection 3.5.1908.137 for Silicon Valley Bank

Trusteer Rapport 3.5.1609.100 for Silicon Valley Bank
Helps financial institutions detect and prevent malware infections and phishing attacks

  • Choose the installer based on the OS architecture
  • Install Trusteer Endpoint Protection
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Suppress displaying the Trusteer website after the installation
    • Disable sending security events and error logs anonymously to Trusteer
    • Define an uninstall password for silent uninstallations
  • Display a summary of installation failures, except in silent mode

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New: Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.113

Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.113
Stream Flash video and audio within your web browser

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Install Flash Player for NPAPI applications such as Firefox and Netscape
  • Install Flash Player for PPAPI applications such as Opera and Chromium-based browsers
  • Install Flash Player for Internet Explorer, only on Windows 7 or earlier
    • Beginning with Windows 8, Adobe Flash is included with Internet Explorer and updated through the Windows Update service
  • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems

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New: Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17.011.30079

Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 17.011.30079
Create, view, manipulate, and automate management of PDF files.
Classic track: Features only change with a major release.

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat is running
  • Install Acrobat Pro
    • Install update 17.011.30079
    • Grant an “Offline Exception” for the customer’s license key and disable registration
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Suppress the installation of all plugins for web browsers and Microsoft Office
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Enable Protected View for files from potentially unsafe locations
    • Disable automatic updates
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service

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New: Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 MUI 17.011.30079

Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 MUI 17.011.30079
View, print, and annotate PDF files with multilingual support.
Classic track: Features only change with a major release.

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Abort the installation if Acrobat Reader is running
  • Uninstall older versions and components of Acrobat Reader
  • Install Acrobat Reader
    • Install update 17.011.30079
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • Disable product usage information sharing with Adobe
    • Suppress the creation of the desktop shortcut
    • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems
    • Disable Upsell (prompts to upgrade the product)
    • Disable Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud services
    • Disable preference synchronization across devices
    • Disable third party connectors such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
    • Suppress the installation of the Adobe ARM (update) service, only on domain joined systems

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