Microsoft Update Brings Thousands of PCs to Standstill

by John Martellaro

Microsoft installed a resource hungry search application on thousands of PCs Wednesday, bringing them to a standstill, according to The Register on Thursday. It happened even though administrators had configured their systems not to use the search tool.

The incident is the second in as many months where administrators thought they had locked down their machines and had obtained configuration control.

The problem starts when the search software starts to index the PC.

Read more on MacObserver and also included Microsoft unfathomable explanation of the problem.

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