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  • Patch Lady – We just got a new update for April

    Posted on April 13th, 2018 at 01:36 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Is it just me or is April patching sort of like April weather?  Really unpredictable.

    We just got a totally revised Security update rollup (aka “A” patch) for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093118/windows-7-update-kb4093118

    Note:

    • This update replaces update 4100480, Windows kernel update for CVE-2018-1038.
    • Resync is required to get newer revision of this KB for WSUS environment

    It just sync’d up to my WSUS server tonight.  It appears this means one DOES NOT have to install the “nic fix” patch first only this one.  As noted it now:

    • Addresses an issue where a new Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) that has default settings may replace the previously existing NIC, causing network issues
    • Addresses an issue where static IP address settings can be lost

    I noticed that the patch is now “checked” on my Windows 7 machine whereas before it was “soft throttled” – that is it was offered up but unchecked.

    Let me cut to the chase:  We’re still in test mode.  No one should be rolling out to production machines at this time until the dust settles.