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Daily Archives: June 19, 2019

  • If you’re running Win10 Pro 1803 and you want to move to 1809 so you don’t get pushed to 1903, there’s good news

    Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 22:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    @PKCano has gone through the steps:

    I’m not ready for 1903 yet. I wanted to see if I could update my 1803 Pro to to 1809 through the usual channels. I was up to date through June CU KB4503268 Build 17134.829, not seeing ANY of the new settings, not offered either 1809 or 1903, even after “checking for updates.”

    My original settings: SAC, Feature deferral=365, Quality deferral=0, No pause. In Group Policy, Configure Automatic Updates=Enabled, value 2 (notify download/install). I am NOT using any third-party update blockers. The Feature deferral of 365 preventing being offered feature updates.

    Trying @zero2dash ‘s method, I set Feature deferrals to 32 days (it has not been 32 days since 1903’s release, so that should give me 1809). Checking for updates, SAC kept me from being offered the June Preview CU. Sure enough, I was offered Feature Update 1809. It installed as Build 17763.592.

    I put the Feature deferral on 1809 back to 365 days. I am NOT seeing 1903 offered nor the “download and install now” section in Windows Update. Everything seems to be working. BitDefender Free, Malwarebytes Free, Open Shell Menu

    Please NOTE: Win10 v1903 was released May 21, 2019. I used 32 days as the Feature deferral setting in my test because it had been less than 32 days since v1903 had been released.
    If you are attempting this method, the number of deferral days has to be set GREATER THAN the number of days between the current date and May 21st. Add a few days to the difference just to be safe.

    Excellent news for anyone who didn’t squirrel away a copy of 1809 while it was easily downloaded.

  • Dell: Recent patches break iSCSI login on Dell PS Series arrays

    Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 20:10 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a thread on the Dell support site that says:

    There are currently three MS KBs that once installed result in iSCSI login failures with Dell PS Series arrays

    Server 2019 – KB4497934 – Released May 21
    Server 2016 – KB4499177 – Released May 23
    Server 2016 – KB4503267 – Released June 11

    At this time the only resolution is to remove the KB and iSCSI logins  will complete.

    Then there’s confirmation from a Dell engineer:

    Dell and Microsoft are aware of the issue and are working on it. For the time being all that can be done is remove the KBs in question and wait for Microsoft to issue the fixed update.

    I don’t have any further info about later cumulative updates including this bug. It isn’t listed on the Release Information Status page.

  • Patch Lady – well not quite ready

    Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 14:52 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Yes this is an infamous Acer Spin with the 32 gig of hard drive space that can’t get an upgrade to 1903 right now.  Stay tuned as I monitor and see when it is deemed worthy.

  • Third Tuesday patches are out, but not for Win10 1903

    Posted on June 19th, 2019 at 07:46 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    As is common (but not obligatory), the third Tuesday in June brought a couple of non-security* patches:

    Win10 1809 gets KB 4501371, with dozens of bug fixes, including fixes for two bugs introduced in earlier security patches:

    • Addresses an issue that may display the error, “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it.” when you try to expand, view, or create Custom Views in Event Viewer. Additionally, the application may stop responding or close. You may also receive the same error when using Filter Current Log in the Action menu with built-in views or logs.
    • Addresses an issue that may cause Realtek Bluetooth radio drivers to not pair or connect in some circumstances after installing the May 14, 2019 update.

    Win10 1803 gets KB 4503288, which also covers dozens of bugs including the Custom Views bug.

    There are also patches for the various LTSC versions that predate 1803.

    As of early Wednesday morning, there are no new patches for Win10 1903, or new Monthly Rollup previews for Win7 or 8.1.

    Of course you don’t want to install any of them. We’re still at MS-DEFCON 2.

    *To be clear: Microsoft labels these as “optional” because you only get them if you manually download and install them, or if you’re gullible enough to click “Check for updates.” Microsoft also calls them non-security updates when, in fact, they contain fixes for bugs introduced in earlier security-only patches.