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  • Welcome to Patch Thursday – KB 4052232 is supposed to fix the Jet database problem, but only for the old Fall Update, version 1511

    Posted on November 2nd, 2017 at 15:31 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Maybe Microsoft’s trying to minimize the screams. All I know for sure is that there’s a new patch for 1511 that just hit the Catalog.

    Yes, Microsoft declared that, as of Oct. 10, 1511 will no longer receive security updates. But, boy howdy!, here’s a fix for the “Unexpected error from external database driver” bug in all of the October Windows patches. Microsoft says this post-mortem 1511 fix:

    Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

    This particular patch, KB 4052232, is only available from the Catalog — you have to manually download and install it. It brings 1511 up to build 10586.1177.

    The big surprise: As best I can tell, there’s no analogous patch for any other version of Windows — not Win7, not 8.1, not Win10 1607, not 1703 — although they all show acknowledged reports of this same bug.

    UPDATE: Yep, it was fixed in 1607, KB 4052231 , but not in 1703. At least, not yet.

    Thanks to Yuhong Bao.

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    • #143452 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Maybe Microsoft’s trying to minimize the screams. All I know for sure is that there’s a new patch for 1511 that just hit the Catalog. Yes, Microsoft d
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    • #143479 Reply

      MrBrian
      AskWoody MVP

      These are the November 2, 2017 Windows updates for this issue:

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052231 (Win 10 v1607)

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052232 (Win 10 v1511)

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052234 (Win 7)

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052233 (Win  8.1)

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4052235 (Win Server 2012)

       

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    • #143505 Reply

      abbodi86

      Well, it’s not a “security” update for 1511, so MS announcement stands still 😀

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    • #143509 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody MVP

      They made the same mistake like in Windows 7 OOB update KB4039884

      they made 4052234 (Win 7) & 4052233 (Win 8.1) part of the monthly rollup series
      but both are small partial rollups

      installing them will cause a lot of old components (files) to be active instead the latest components in full rollups (security or preview)

      BTW, only one component seems to be new (msexcl40.dll)
      could not they just release it in a normal small update instead this fiasco?

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      • #143511 Reply

        MrBrian
        AskWoody MVP

        Windows 7 and 8.1 users interested in these updates should avoid installing them until they are reissued due to the issue that abbodi86 mentioned. Also, these fixes will be included in the November 14, 2017 updates.

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        • #143573 Reply

          MrBrian
          AskWoody MVP

          For Windows 7 or 8.1 users that already installed the defective update, you should uninstall it as soon as possible.

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      • #143567 Reply

        ch100
        AskWoody MVP

        I think this issue is more widespread than it appears to be.
        I did an Office 2016 64-bit test installation and found that after installing Skype for Business Security Update KB4011159 released in October 2017, the old Security Update for Skype for Business from August 2016 KB3115408 was reactivated. KB4011159 is supposed to include and supersede KB3115408. This is only for the 64-bit version, but it seems not to be the case for the 32-bit version.

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    • #143588 Reply

      Microfix
      AskWoody MVP

      Via the normal Windows Update, there is no patch so, no need to look for it in W8.1 Group A. This is where Group B can potentially run into problems via the catalog.

      Thanks for the heads-up Abbodi86 🙂

      | 2x Group A- W8.1x64 | Group A+ Linux x64 Hybrid | Group B W7x64 Pro | Group W XP Pro
        No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created IT - AE
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