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  • Patch Lady – Windows 10 update facilitation service

    Posted on June 16th, 2018 at 00:54 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Spotted this on the listing of patches tonight….  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056254/windows-10-update-facilitation-service

    This update includes a background service to facilitate Windows Update service on devices running Home or Pro editions of Windows 10 Versions 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703.

    This update includes files and resources to address issues affecting background update processes in the Windows Update servicing stack. Maintaining Window Update service health and performance helps ensure that quality updates are installed seamlessly on your device and help to improve the reliability and security of devices running Windows 10.

    How to get this update


    Only certain builds of Windows 10 Versions 1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703 require this update. Devices that are running those builds on Home or Pro editions that are not domain joined will automatically get the update downloaded and installed through Windows Update. Devices not connected to Windows Update may see a User Account Control (UAC) prompt during installation. Click Yes to install.

    So if I’m reading this right, if your system is not domain joined (a home user) and windows update is deemed to not be working properly, you will get this update automatically and it will pop a UAC.  The issue I see is that that screen has never been used before and I’d probably think I had a virus or root kit on my machine.  I hope Microsoft will provide a bit more information and guidance about when we might see this and what the underlying issues are that might trigger this.  A not happy machine is probably not happy in other ways besides Windows update.

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