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  • 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.