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  • Patch Lady – KB 4099950 gets a revision

    Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 14:59 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On April 17, KB4099950 was revised.  But not exactly the nicest of revisions as it demands an uninstall and reinstall:


    More information


    • This update must be installed before you install KB4088875 or KB4088878.
    • If you have previously installed KB4099950 prior to April 17, 2018 please uninstall the older version of KB4099950 and reinstall to assure you have the most recent version.

    Based on my read of this if you have already installed the April cumulative update rollup of KB4093118 you do not need to take action.

    BUT if you installed KB4099950 prior to the March updates, they are now saying to uninstall and reinstall this update.  Abbodii in the Patch management list notes that ….

    The article is a bit misleading

    KB4099950 itself has not changed at all, same version since the release

    they only added/bundled PCIClearStaleCache.exe outside the msu file, to be used by WU/WSUS, since they only handle cab files not msu

    My action plan:  I’m still a A style patcher not a B style patcher and I’m jumping over the March updates on my servers and installing the April cumulative updates on my Servers.

    If you are a B patcher (aka security only update installs only touch your machines, not the cumulative update) it’s my understanding the loss of networking never impacted the “B” security only patches.

    To me all this unfortunately reinforces that you are wise to hold back a bit in installing updates.

  • AskWoody server gets upgraded. Do you see anything different?

    Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 12:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’ve had a string of record-breaking days here on AskWoody, and the devs just upgraded the server configuration.

    They’ve also fixed the caching problems that we had. I think.

    Anybody out there seeing problems?

    Looks like we’re on target to have another record-breaking day today.

  • The gift that keeps on giving: Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4093118 installs over and over

    Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 09:49 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Short version: Microsoft released a buggy Win7 Monthly Rollup this month, KB 4093118. Then, last week, it quietly replaced the buggy version with a new version.

    Now there are reports everywhere that this new version installs itself — 5, 7, 12 times — and keeps on demanding to be installed again.

    You can do it.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • A “thank you” to those of you who help out here on AskWoody

    Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 07:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge