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Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

  • Warning: Some July Office patches make it impossible to save DOC, XLS files on network shares

    Posted on July 17th, 2019 at 12:53 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    An emergency report:

    It appears that Microsoft closed off write access to the older file extensions when they are located on a network share when some of the July Office patches are installed.

    We’ve positively identified two patches that when removed we know fixes this issue:

    · KB4475513 (for Excel 2016)

    · KB4475514 (for Word 2016)

    By also analyzing their associated CVE’s and also hearing of issues with and Office 2013 as well, we’ve broadened the list to include some of their neighbors:

    · KB4464565 (for Excel 2013)

    · KB4464572 (for Office 2016)

    · KB4464558 (for Office 2013)

    Will keep you posted.

    UPDATE: Many of you have reported that you can’t reproduce this bug. Which is great! But when you post a report, could you include the version of the Server that you’re using? That may be a key difference.

  • Second monthly cumulative updates out for Win10 version 1803, 1709, 1703 – but 1809 and 1903 are missing at the moment

    Posted on July 17th, 2019 at 01:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft released the usual “optional” second monthly Cumulative Updates for older versions of Win10, but hasn’t (as of this writing) released fixes for Win10 1809 or 1903. They’re “optional” in the sense that you have to click Check for updates in order to get them – or download and install them manually. Which, of course, you aren’t going to do.

    Win10 1803 gets KB 4507466 — which only lists four bugs fixes:

    Updates an issue that prevents a device from recognizing a Microsoft account until you sign out and sign in again.
    Updates an issue that affects applications that manage files, folders, and device settings.
    Improves compatibility with the Window-Eyes screen reader application.
    Updates an issue to keep your App permissions settings when resetting your device.

    Win7 and 8.1 also received Previews of next month’s Monthly Rollup, which seem to be particularly dull unless you’re concerned about time zones in Brazil.