Just say “NO” to OS Level Virtualization

Microsoft Patch 955020

This patch will ensure that Friendster and Obama are added to your dictionary on Vista and 2008 Server. No big deal right? This brings up a few questions for me:

  1. Why does my server have a GUI?
  2. Why does this patch require a reboot?
  3. Who is typing the words Friendster or Obama on their 2008 Server?

At the root of the issue is that I will never deploy Hyper-V for enviroments I admin. I understand patching for core issues and security but this is stupid. If this server was in fact running my virtual server farm I would now be rebooting for Friendster and Obama. Yikes!

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