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  • Patch Lady – Mr. Metadata got fixed

    Posted on April 24th, 2018 at 18:29 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember this post?  Last night in addition to a new update for 1709, KB4093118 for Windows 7 got refreshed.  It appears that once it’s metadata got fixed we no longer have the issue with it being reoffered to that platform.

    What exactly is metadata and especially when it comes to updates?  Metadata is information that Microsoft update and WSUS used to determine which update is applicable to which operating system.  In this case the revision info says ….

    The applicability rules or prerequisites have changed.  This type of change means that the set of machines on which the new revision is offered may be different from the set of machines on which the old revision is offered.  Information has changed about how to install the update files.

    Before if you installed the preview update for Windows 7, KB4093118 kept getting reinstalled due to the faulty detection.  Microsoft fixed the detection and voila… no more reoffered update.

    Bottom line patches often have to be told what to apply to, they don’t just “know”.