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  • Patch Lady Posts – February’s Optional Updates

    Posted on February 22nd, 2018 at 00:44 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Patch Lady Susan here posting about more updates released today. As Woody pointed out earlier today, the optional .net updates were released today. What I don’t see out is any of the normal non security previews for Windows 7 and 8.1 that normally come out this week.

    There are some optional server updates that have been released but everything that was released is optional and does not need to be installed unless you have a specific need (like bumping up encryption levels on your Windows Software Update Server if you expose it publicly, or increasing TLS 1.1 encryption on RDS servers).

    The following optional updates were released today (or tonight depending on your time zone):

    [Updated 2/22/2018 for operating system edits – sorry about that!]

    Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating system Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or patching
    KB4074837 Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2012 R2 (everything BUT Windows 10) Optional None at this time DST changes for Namibia and the Turks and Caicos Islands
    KB4056448 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Adds SHA-2 encryption support to WSUS
    KB4072650 Server 2012 R2/2008R2 Optional None at this time HyperV component upgrade
    KB4039648 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time SHA-2 Code signing support
    KB4074621 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Adds TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support for RDS
    KB4074834 Server 2008 sp2 Optional None at this time Fixes an issue when remoting from Windows 10 to Server 2008 sp2
    KB4074808 Preview of NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    KB4074807 Preview of NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    KB4074806 Preview of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows Server 2012 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    KB4074805 Preview of NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Optional Issue with QB 2017 Enterprise Fixes various issues with .NET