As we comply with the Mad Microsoft Hatter down the July 2018 update rabbit gap, it helps to hold in head that what you see and hear may perhaps or may perhaps not be the reality. Yesterday, the fourth Tuesday of the month, provides up an excellent situation in position (or possibly not an excellent situation in position).
According to the Expertise Foundation content articles, six cumulative updates had been unveiled yesterday. But according to the formal Microsoft Update Catalog, all those updates may perhaps or may perhaps not have been unveiled on July 23, or even July 20. If you look inside of the updates, the dates will confuse you even additional. And if you try to put in or obtain the updates, you may perhaps or may perhaps not uncover them in Home windows Update, or the WSUS assortment.
A person point we can all agree on: The most up-to-date Home windows ten updates contain at minimum 1 of the bugs that have dogged this month’s patches because they had been initially unveiled. The “known issues” part of all of the Win10 patches includes this warning:
Soon after you put in any of the July 2018 .Web Framework Security Updates, a COM part fails to load for the reason that of “access denied,” “class not registered,” or “internal failure happened for unidentified reasons” faults. The most prevalent failure signature is the pursuing:
Exception type: System.UnauthorizedAccessException
Message: Entry is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will present an update in an approaching launch.
Here’s my scorecard, as of mid-working day nowadays:
Win10 1803 KB 4340917 provides the develop quantity up to 17134.191. The KB article states it was unveiled July 24 and that it is the third significant bug fix in the earlier two months for the, cough, completely ready-for-organization version of Win10. The Update Catalog states the cumulative update was final current on July 20. If you obtain the set up file, the parts are dated July 22. Are we chatting about 1, two, or 3 distinctive variations?
Win10 1709 KB 4338817 provides the develop quantity up to 16299.579. The KB article states it was unveiled on July 24, and it, as well, is the third cumulative update in two months. The Update Catalog states it was final current on July 23. But the obtain set up file has a date stamp of July 18. Go determine.
Win10 1703 KB 4338827 takes the develop to 15063.1235. The KB article states it is from July 24. The Update Catalog begs to differ, with the 32-little bit version final current July 23 and the sixty four-little bit on July 24. The set up file alone is stamped July 18.
Win eight.one The initial preview of the August Month to month Rollup, KB 4338831, dated July 18, was re-issued on July 24, but only for Server 2012 R2 for sixty four-little bit equipment. If there’s a description of the modification, I haven’t observed it. Telling observation: The July 24 patch has part information that are all dated July 16 (thx, @PKCano).
In the same way for Home windows seven. The initial preview of the August Month to month Rollup, KB 4338821, dated July 18, was re-unveiled on July 24, but only for Server 2008 R2 sixty four-little bit and Itanium equipment. The update information by themselves are dated July 17.
In addition to all those Cumulative Updates, er, Month to month Rollups, the fourth Tuesday noticed a huge handful of manual-obtain-only Intel microcode fixes to guard in opposition to Spectre v2. We also witnessed a huge cluster bomb of .Web patches that may perhaps or may perhaps not fix some of the bugs introduced by the early .Web, uh, ordeals.
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