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  • Win7 and 8.1 Previews of Monthly Rollups – released on Saturday?

    Posted on August 18th, 2019 at 06:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It looks like Microsoft rolled out its usual Monthly Rollup Previews for Win7, 8.1, and Server 2008 on Saturday afternoon, US time.

    Wuh?

    The only listed improvements (this for Win7):

    This non-security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of KB4512506 (released August 13, 2019) and also includes these new quality improvements as a preview of the next Monthly Rollup update:

    Addresses an issue that causes the svchost.exe that hosts the WSMan Service (WsmSvc) to stop working and stops other services in the same host process. This issue occurs when you run multiple instances of Windows Remote Management (WinRM).

    Addresses an issue that may prevent devices from starting when they start up using Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) images from Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). The error is, “Status: 0xc0000001, Info: A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed.”

    I’m going to hazard a guess that, in spite of the verbiage in the KB article, these patches also include the VB fixes released on Friday. The KB article for Saturday’s Win7 patch mentions the buggy Patch Tuesday patch, but neglects to mention the fix for the VB bug released on Friday, KB 4517297.

    I bet that somebody decided to get the Monthly Rollup Previews out early so MS can tell people to install the Rollup Preview if they want to fix the VB bug. Once again we see a bug in a security patch fixed in a non-security patch.

    Ths @geekdom, @WildBill