ITA Insights: IT Authorities Critical Notifications, Updates on End of Life Software & Hardware

IT Authorities proactively tracks and fixes end of life hardware and software for our customers. If you missed an update, contact us for assistance and our IT Authorities’ Professional Services team will get your company back on track.

October 24, 2022

For your 2023 budget, did you include costs for Microsoft Server 2012 end of support? In October 2023, Microsoft Server 2012 and 2012 (R2) will go end of support (although there will be narrow security support). Make sure you are prepared and understand what steps you need to take now in order to be ready. To discuss your plan, contact us.

September 16, 2022

You may see reports in the news about a new critical vulnerability that applies to most Microsoft server and workstation operating systems. Microsoft has taken the unusual step of making patches available for unsupported operating systems including Windows 7 and Server 2008 for this patch. All servers and workstations under IT Authorities management (iT’s Managed) will be deploying this patch automatically as part of your patching service, and no action is required on your part to complete this update.

If you would like to get your systems under management, or upgrade from end of supported operating systems, please contact us for more information.

Information: Security Vulnerability – Windows Common Log File System Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2022-37969

More Information: CVE-2022-37969 – Security Update Guide – Microsoft – Windows Common Log File System Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

September 15, 2022 – If you believe you’ve been a target of ransomware or an internet crime, did you know you can file a complaint on the FBI’s website? The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) allows you to file a complaint and offers the guidelines to file. You can also file one on behalf of your business or someone else (review their elder fraud guidance area). If you believe you are experiencing a ransomware attack, please call us immediately at 1-866-587-5211. Learn more about ransomware and how IT Authorities’ helps your business recover from an attack.

Below are some of the recent changes that could affect your business and employees:

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Version 2103 goes end of Support on October 5, 2022 (note: Starting with version 1910, System Center Configuration Manager was rebranded as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager).

Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (Modern Policy), 2021 release wave 1, version 18.x goes end of support on October 11, 2022.

August 19, 2022 Update:
Apple releases 2 critical security notifications and guidance to update: Apple Software Security Download Information
Notification Information: Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

Notification Information: Available for macOS Monterey 12.5.1


Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect version 1.x goes end of support August 31, 2022 – Critical


Internet Explorer 11 – Went out of service on June 15, 2022 – Critical
If your existing business apps are still on IE11, contact us immediately. We’ve been facilitating our customer moves and have the knowledgebase that can help you easily migrate to Microsoft Edge.


Basic authentication deprecation in Exchange Online will retire October 22, 2022 – Critical
Microsoft will retire Basic Authentication beginning October 2022. After the retirement, legacy protocols like Exchange Web Services (EWS), Exchange Active Sync (EAS), IMAP4, POP3, and Remote PowerShell (RPS) won’t be able to connect to Exchange Online using Basic Auth. 


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