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    Office Genuine Advantage

    Hello all,

    As some of you running WSUS will know, Microsoft recently distributed Office Genuine Advantage to all WSUS servers and for some administrators it caused problems.

    I've just answered another post re scheduling a task in Windows and noticed there are two new entries in my Scheduled Tasks:

    OGADaily and OGALogon. Looking at the directory paths they're both pointing to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\OGAVerify.exe

    Has anyone else noticed this? Microsoft are taking the mick, as it's scheduled to run daily! I'm tempted to delete the file using a script

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    Ah well, it was easy to fix. Add these two lines to a logon script:

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    schtasks /delete /TN OGADaily /F
    schtasks /delete /TN OGALogon /F
    Bye, bye OGA

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    Other alternative, to stop WSUS from 'repairing' the installation, is to alter the permissions and deny everyone read and execute.

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    Yeah I didn't think of that, but deleting the scheduled tasks should do the trick too. Cheeky of MS I have to say.

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    I didnt approve this - will I run into problems by declining it?

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    Linux users don't need to feel left out:
    Linux Genuine Advantage™

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    I love the starting paragraph:

    Linux Genuine Advantage™ is an exciting and mandatory new way for you to place your computer under the remote control of an untrusted third party!

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