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    As usual we will be watching for the issues. Businesses:  If you are a small to med business with Exchange – you have work again as there’s Exchange b
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2364240

      AKB 2000003 has been updated for Group B Win7 (ESU) and Win8.1 on May 11, 2021.

      There is a Security-only Update for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.
      There is a May IE11 CU KB5003165 for Win7. Download 32-bit or 64-bit.

      May Rollup KB5003233 Download 32-bit or 64-bit for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.

      You must have at least the August 2020 Servicing Stack KB4570673 previously installed to receive these updates).

      The latest is the December Servicing Stack KB4592510 – Download 32-bit or 64-bit for those with Win7 ESU subscriptions.

      There is a revised Licensing Preparation Package KB4575903 dated 7/29/2020 for Win7 ESU subscriptions, if you need it.

      There are .NET updates listed for Win7. See #2364213.

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    • #2364242

      I am not seeing anything in WSUS yet.  I’ve been refreshing since 1:00 PM.  Anyone else not getting anything?

      • #2364243

        They just appeared in my WSUS upstream server at 2:20 Eastern.  I had also been triggering a synch every 10-15 minutes or so, and as of 2:15 they hadn’t shown up but they’re here now.

        • #2364247

          Still nothing for me at 2:25.  Maybe we’re syncing different products but I’m including Windows 10 and Server 2016.  I’ll try again in a bit.

        • #2364246

          I spoke too soon.  I only received one Security Intelligence update.

        • #2364716

          Mine came down the pike at 1:00 PM EST on Patch Tuesday-May 11.  I have GP=2 (notify download/install) so I hid them, of course — waiting to hear what the early installers report and for MS-DEFCON to be 3+

      • #2364264

        Still nothing in my WSUS server either, its 3:24pm here.  Very odd.

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        WYT
    • #2364257

      I got the Malicious Software Removal Tool and

      KB5003173 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems.

      OS Build went from 19042-928 to 19042-985.

      System nominal, no hiccups.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
      "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
      "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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      • #2364502

        My NAS got the push earlier this morning.  No hiccups.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2364511

        After I read the posts by bbearen and RetiredGeek,  I decided to install KB5003173.  No problems except for the install of Edge. I finally did a search and found this site that showed me how to modify my registry to prevent the installation every time I updated. First, I uninstalled Edge, again, hopefully for the last time.

        I am now updated to Win 10 Pro, Version 2009 Build 19042.985. Everything checks out on Belarc Advisor. No issues with any of my applications or printer. So far so good. Incidentally, I do not use any MS applications (Office, Outlook, etc.) and I log in locally.

        Peace, CAS

         

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        • #2364558

          No problems except for the install of Edge. I finally did a search and found this site that showed me how to modify my registry to prevent the installation every time I updated. First, I uninstalled Edge, again, hopefully for the last time.

          That GP setting seems redundant with 20H2, I believe it was intended for the initial release of ChrEdge for v2004. Considering that the 20H2 image has ChrEdge in it, that wouldn’t really make any sense offering a setting to decline installation when old Edge has been removed and IE is nigh on extinct.

          | Quality over Quantity |
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      • #2364546

        Winver

        all seems ok here also.

        | Quality over Quantity |
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    • #2364274

      …so are Office updates either, and we have small but significant surprise for Outlook aficionados:

      Outlook no longer displays the body of e-mails. I only see the subject line and for a brief moment the first line of the e-mail before it disappears.

      From here and below:

      https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/179130-new-microsoft-365-current-channel-v2104-build-13929-20372-may-11-a.html#post2219807

      Confirmed on 2016 and 2019 releases.

      (please move this post to appropriate section if needs be)

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      • #2364281

        I’m going to sound like a broken record, move to semiannual.  It’s a lot safer.

         

        Confirmed with Microsoft:

        We’re looking into a potential problem affecting email content within Outlook
        EX255650, Exchange Online, Last updated: May 11, 2021 3:55 PM
        Estimated start time: May 11, 2021 3:54 PM
        Issue type
        Incident
        Status
        Investigating

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2364284

          Ah, but I’m merely a humble and boring home user so really it’s not end of the world for me…

          Still, I simply cannot comprehend how something such basic like core functionality – ability to read messages in e-mail client – can be made broken, and across multiple versions. And not to mention: released to the wide world and on a planned date either.

          Mind truly boggles (and I thought I’ve seen it all…!)

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        • #2364296

          From another location:

          “Have seen multiple posts and two clients so far, in the last hour.  Message display only displays part of a message, as in the first line or top half inch or so.  Reverting to the prior version fixes it:

           

          cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

          officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462”

           

           

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2364717

          I don’t think I have a choice.  I have the retail version of Microsoft Office 2019 C2R.  There is no channel listed on my Office 2019 product page. (see attachment)

          I don’t know where the setting is to change channels.

          Please stop yelling at me and tell me how I am supposed to do what you recommend.

          HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
          Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
          OS build 19043.1348
          Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
          Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
          -Version 2111(Build 14701.20226 C2R)

      • #2364297

        I just updated to that build but the issue was happening before the update. That leads me to think it is not that build. Could be a server issue. Could be caused by the Windows May CU which was installed earlier today.

        --Joe

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        • #2364301

          Imacri posted that this was happening yesterday yesterday previous to May’s CU.

          | Quality over Quantity |
          • #2364302

            Guess the Exchange incident that Susan referenced is the culprit.

            --Joe

          • #2364315

            Imacri posted that this was happening yesterday yesterday previous to May’s CU.

            Today.

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1387 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

          • #2364355

            Hi Microfix:

            Yes, I can confirm I saw the same issue with my MS Outlook 2019 C2R Version 2104 Build 13929.20296 (rel. 29-Apr-2021 per the release notes <here>) .

            Microsoft has apparently pushed out a fix that is being rolled out over the next few hours. Rather than wait for the fix to come through automatic update channels I ran a manual update (File | Office Account | Office Updates | Update Options | Update Now) and was updated from Version 2104 Build 13929.20296 (rel. 29-Apr-2021) to Version 2104 Build 13929.20372 (rel. 11-May-2021), and I can read the text in my emails again.

            MS-Outlook-2019-C2R-Version-2104-Build-13929.20372-11-May-2021

            EDIT:

            Just to clarify, I should add that my May 2021 Patch Tuesday updates haven’t been installed yet (I’ve deferred them to a later date) so I suspect this was yet another widespread problem with the backend Outlook servers and not specific to any one version/build of MS Office.
            ————-
            Dell Inspiron 5584 * 64-bit Win 10 Pro v20H2 build 19042.928 * Firefox 88.0.1 * MS Office Home and Business 2019 C2R v2104 Build 13929.20372

            • This reply was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by lmacri.
            • This reply was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by lmacri. Reason: Added comment RE: May 2021 Patch Tuesday
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    • #2364338

      Looks like no updates office 2010, correct?

    • #2364353

      Remember 1909 has reached it’s end of life, when we flip back to Defcon 4, you need to take action to be on 20H2 as soon as the all clear is given.

      It’s also EOL day for v1803 and v1809 too and for those you still on v1809 (and would prefer to stay on it instead of being pushed to a higher version because Microsoft thinks you should be on one), some interesting news was announced by 0patch today:

      0patch Security Adopts Windows 10 v1809 to Keep it Running Securely

      Interestingly, they also state in the article if you happen to be using a large number of v1803 or v1909 versions in your environment, to let let them know as given sufficient demand they will security-adopt those too.

      • #2364593

        only EOL for enterprise & education editions of 1803 & 1809.
        LTSC 2019 (which is another 1809 variant) continue to get updates until Jan. 2029 🙂

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    • #2364369

      Updated my test machine and also updated the data files for my Get-WinVer.ps1 program for those of you who may be using it.

      WinVer
      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

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    • #2364372

      WSUS updates are finally working!

    • #2364430

      Updated sacrificial laptop with KB5003173 plus Malicious Software Removal Tool. OS Build went to 19042.985 (20H2)

      A couple of OMFG “everything’s gone black” moments during the install (as often happens) (the laptop’s old and underpowered, like its owner), but after completion no obvious problems

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    • #2364437

      no Win8.1 x64 issues with kb5003209, local printer working fine, nothing in event viewer.
      The CU did take slightly longer than usual. There are quite a few patches within the CU this month.
      MSFT documentation:
      kb5003209-monthly-rollup

      | Quality over Quantity |
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    • #2364438

      As usual I ignored the DefCon status and pulled in the May 2021 Update.

      It all worked fine, no issues detected.

      So here I am:

      i7-4810MQ CPU, 32 GB RAM
      Windows 10 Home 64 bit 20H2
      OS build 19042.985
      WEI 8.2

      (NO Outlook, Thunderbird instead)
      (Edge ignored, Firefox and Chrome instead)
      (Internet Explorer … well, ostracised is the fitting term)
      (NO M$ Office, LibreOffice instead)
      (NO Cloud, 29 TB worth of external HDD’s instead)
      But + Windows Security (Defender), Avast Free, Malwarebytes


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    • #2364453

      I got the Malicious Software Removal Tool and

      KB5003173 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems.

      OS Build went from 19042-928 to 19042-985.

      System nominal, no hiccups.

      +1 

      Did manual Update for 2016 Hm-Stdnt Office C2R [Version 2104 (Build 13929.20372)] although it should have auto-updated asap….

      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office-2019

      W10 Pro 21H2 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5-8400 CoffeeLake-S / GP=2 + FtrU=Semi-Annual + Feature Defer = 1 + QU=0

    • #2364454

      KB890830 and KB5003173 here. Going to hide for now.

      Win10 Pro version 20H2

    • #2364457

      scary, all updates turned off, and ms can still stuff up outlook and then fix it in the background – what else do they do?

    • #2364516

      I was surprised when my Win 10 Pro 20H2 system told me that I needed to install updates this morning.  I have set the GPEdit Windows Update for Business,  Quality Updates to 30 days so I thought that I wouldn’t have to worry about anything for a while.  It has always delayed the quality updates previously.  I did get a little nervous and hit the pause updates for 7 days button a couple of times. I guess I should have looked more closely to see exactly what it wanted to install, but there was one Cumulative update and several other things.

      Do the changes to the Group Policy take effect immediately, or do you have to reboot for them to take effect?  I’m not sure I have rebooted since I disabled the quality delay and allowed last month’s patches to be installed.  I probably didn’t reset the quality delay to 30 until after the installation of last months patches finished rebooting.

      • #2364532

        A couple of updates.

        I did go back and try resuming updates and it tried to  install the full list of updates I had seen before.

        There were some .Net updates , KB890830 and KB5003173.  I quickly paused updates again and then rebooted my system.

        After the reboot, I resumed Updates again,  This time I was only offered one .Net update.

        I guess the Group Policy updates don’t really take effect until you reboot.+

         

    • #2364559

      Hi All,

      Anyone else seeing this issue?

      I had 4 users who had Outlook disconnected from M365 Exchange. It was trying to reconnect and could not. Did normal reboot and issue persisted.

      Removed update KB5003169 which was installed last night and this solved the problem.

      Thanks in advance,

      • #2364596

        KB5003169 is for 1909 only, btw

        • #2364606

          Hi EP,

          Thanks for the info. I do see that 1909 was to expire on the 11th.

          Problem is these machines are not being offered any feature updates, and are currently on 1909. They are not restricted from receiving these updates.

          This gives me something to look into.

          Thanks !!!

           

    • #2364587

      On a laptop, I installed the patches, hoping they would repair the Microsoft Store which had failed to launch for me recently.  I had tried several methods to fix Microsoft Store but none had worked, such as wsreset .  IMO I had tried everything except in place reinstall of Windows.  After the patches, today, the Store still did not launch.  I did the “app” reset feature under settings, apps, and after that Store ran fine.  The app reset function had failed last month and the month before.

    • #2364595

      thanks – maybe their finally done updating office 2010.

      we’ll see if that holds true next month (June 2021)

    • #2364627

      Hi All,

      Anyone else seeing this issue?

      I had 4 users who had Outlook disconnected from M365 Exchange. It was trying to reconnect and could not. Did normal reboot and issue persisted.

      Removed update KB5003169 which was installed last night and this solved the problem.

      Thanks in advance,

      Microsoft has found and fixed the outlook bug.

      Outlook Content Suddenly Missing

      • #2364876

        Hi Alex,

        Just to clarify, the users could not connect to the M365 Exchange server.

        I had a few users the day before, with content missing problem. They were connected to the M365 Exchange server but content was not showing up. I was aware of this issue.

        EP pointed out that the patch I removed was for version 1909. This was set to expire on May 11, 2021. I did not notice that the computers in question never received option to update. I did a manual update to 20H2 and this fixed the issue with Outlook connecting.

        Just posting in case someone else has the same problem.

    • #2364729

      Try this if you are getting error code 0x800f0922 on Windows 10

      If you are getting the error code 0x800f0922 when you are installing the latest cumulative update KB5003173 for Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2, then you may have asked yourself about the cause of the error and how to resolve it..

      Our colleagues over at the German Deskmodder site did some digging and found out that the error is thrown frequently on systems on which Microsoft Edge has been uninstalled to bring back legacy Microsoft Edge.

      The cumulative update attempts to install Microsoft Edge on the device, but fails when it recognizes the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\, even if that folder is empty. The folder remains on the system if the path is listed without “” in the uninstallation command.

      The following command is correct:

      “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\90.0.818.56\Installer\setup.exe” –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall

      This command on the other hand leaves the empty folder behind:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\90.0.818.56\Installer\setup.exe –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall….

    • #2364730

      I have GP=2 (notify download/install) so I hid them, of course

      No need to hide. Updates won’t install until you select to download and install.

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    • #2364870

      Win 10 1909 64 bit.   Downloaded May SSU KB5003244  and CU KB5003169 from the Update Catalog, standalone installed OK, test machine stable for 2 days.

    • #2365110

      A high-pitched noise might be heard when using 5.1 audio with certain settings

      “After installing KB5000842 or later updates, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio may play containing a high-pitched noise or squeak in certain apps when using certain audio devices and Windows settings. Note This issue does not occur when stereo is used.

      Workaround: To mitigate this issue, you can try one or more of the following:
      Streaming the video or audio in a web browser or different app, instead of the app affected by this issue.
      Enable Spatial sound settings by right clicking or long pressing on the volume icon in the notification area, selecting Spatial sound (Off) and selecting any of the available options.
      Affected platforms:
      Client: Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 2004
      Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.”

    • #2365402

      Installed May 2021 updates for 20H2

      KB5003173
      Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.985
      KB890830.

      winver 19042.985

      All well.

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    • #2365782

      On 5/17 one of my WIN-10 PRO  64 PC’s updated V2004 KB5003173 ..I was distracted and missed a pause..no problems seen..but I don’t use outlook, edge or print so YMMV.

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    • #2365783

      I installed the May CU on my 20H2 Pro system yesterday. I use a PowerShell module to do all of this. For some reason, this month, the install update cmdlet hung on the installing step. There’s a separate cmdlet to check the reboot status and when I ran that, it said the reboot was pending. I did that and the updating process proceeded normally and finished. When I logged back in, the CU was listed as installed and winver shows 19042.985.

      No other issues noted, so far.

    • #2365909

      Bleepingcomputer

      A recent Windows 10 1909 cumulative update prevents Microsoft 365 desktop users from logging into Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

      When attempting to login, users are shown a message stating, “We ran into a problem. Reconnecting…” and asking the user to restart the program.

      This same screen will also display an error code 80080300 at the bottom left of the screen, as shown below…

      To fix this issue, Microsoft states that you need to restart Windows 10 again after the update finishes installing.

      “We’ve received reports that some users on Windows Update KB 5003169 are unable to connect to various Microsoft 365 desktop clients including Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive for Business,” Microsoft explains in a recent Microsoft 365 advisory.

      “Our investigation has determined that a code issue exposed by a recently deployed Windows update, detailed in KB 5003169, is causing the problem.”..

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    • #2366030

      aaaaaaannnnnnddddd they’re new “preview” cumulative updates that have just came out this Thursday afternoon May 20, 2021-

      KB5003212 for v1909 (build 18363.1593)
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=5003212

      KB5003217 for v1809 enterprise, education & LTSC (build 17763.1971)
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=5003217

    • #2366690

      How are we doing on 5003173 for 20H2? Getting near the end of the month and no all clear though I read of little issues with this online. Thoughts?

      • #2366705

        It’s two (2) weeks till Patch Tuesday.
        What’s the rush?

      • #2366731

        Later on this week I’m sending out the Defcon 4.  Stay tuned.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2367033

      aaaaaaannnnnnddddd a NEW preview cumulative update for Win10 v2004/20H2/21H1 this Tuesday afternoon May 25th

      KB5003214 – build 1904x.1023
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=5003214

      I’m skipping KB5003173 and going with KB5003214 instead

    • #2367195

      Did KB5003173  and here are my results:

      1. My Internet was disconnected as well as a network drive after update. Easy to restore.
      2. Speaking of, seems like restore points are working again
      3. Checked my list of possible breaking items and found none reset
      4. Notifications icons are now correct
      5. I do not see ANYTHING on News and Interests anywhere??? I am now on 19042.985
    • #2367202

      There is a GPedit for enable News and Interests that was “not configured” Enabling it makes no change.

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