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  • Born, WZor: Win10 build 17763 declared RTM

    Posted on September 23rd, 2018 at 22:01 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Trying to nail the “final, final” version of Win10 1809 is a thankless task. Even if the latest build — number 17763 — has been signed off, and distribution to hardware manufacturers has begun, history tells us (or at least me) that there will be several cumulative updates before real customers will be running the final, final version.

    I also wonder if the Thursday cumulative updates were backported error corrections, covering bugs fixed in 1809 and now finding their way back to 1803, 1709, 1703, and 1611.

    WZor, the presumably Russian person/group that leaked many builds of Windows many years ago, posted his/her/its/their official announcement about 20 hours ago:

    Snazzy graphics, as usual.

    Günter Born has an extended discussion, based on a discovery by Abbodi, that the Microsoft program WindowsUpdateBox (which I had never seen before) definitively nails the next version of Windows as file version 10.0.17763.1.

    Your reading of the chicken entrails may vary from mine.

  • More WSUS Sync failures

    Posted on September 23rd, 2018 at 07:11 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Those of you working on update servers over the weekend have my sympathy.

    There’s a lot of confusion over last Thursday’s KB 4458469 cumulative update for Win10 1803, KB 4457136 for 1709, KB 4457141 for 1703, and KB 4457127 for 1607. As best I can tell, all of those patches have been pulled — except they’re still in the Update Catalog.

    To add to the mayhem, we have this report from @nazzy:

    Getting intermittent sync failures again starting 9/17 for both scheduled AND manual syncs.  Can anyone else confirm?

    and from an anonymous poster:

    I can confirm that It was working up until 9/21/2018 then all day today (22 Sept) fails WSUS sync

    Of course, a big chunk of Microsoft staff is in Orlando, getting ready for Ignite. Are we going to see any sort of resolution on this in the near term?

    Great way to treat your corporate customers….