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    PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Recently I’ve noticed that some folks are getting a bit confused about my recommendations regarding .NET updates. If you
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      What I’d like is for you to explain how to EASILY update .Net each month withOUT using Windows Updates. There is a SECURITY update for .Net this month but I will NOT use Windows Updates and it’s really difficult to get it (for me at least). I run Belarc Advisor and dread that it will tell me there is a security update for .NET for Windows 10 Pro …I gave up on getting the current one.

      I said explain how to “easily” get the update without using Windows Updates but even if the only method is somewhat complicated I’d still far prefer it to going without. I keep thinking I must be missing something elemental since other updates where I don’t resort to Windows Updates are not hard to do….

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      To determine which .NET updates include security fixes, read the .NET blog.

      In the Newsletter piece, the first link to .NET blog isn’t the link to .NET Blog. The second link IS, however.

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      In the Newsletter piece, the first link to .NET blog isn’t the link to .NET Blog. The second link IS, however.

      Hi Susan:

      Thanks for mentioning the .NET Blog at https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/. Lots of good information there that I didn’t know about.

      Was that first .NET blog link was supposed to point to .NET Framework June 2021 Security and Quality Rollup Updates? That blog entry states the following and suggests that the Feb 2021 .NET Framework update was the last update to include a security update.

      Security

      The June Security and Quality Rollup Update does not contain any new security fixes. See February 2021 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates.

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      unfortunately for Win10 users, manually checking for updates will always download & install the latest .NET update, regardless of whether the recent .NET update is a security update or a non-security update [checking for updates on a Win10 v2004 machine recently pulled in & installed the KB5003537 update]

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        unfortunately for Win10 users, manually checking for updates will always download & install the latest .NET update,…

        Not always … I am Win10/Pro, 20H2. .NET KB5003537 is a .NET Preview and contains only quality and reliability improvements, i.e. no security fixes. I have GP=2 (Notify download/install), TRV=20H2, and GP | Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components| Windows Update | Windows Update for Business | Select When Preview Builds and Feature Updates Are Received (i.e., Enabled, Semi-Annual Channel, defer for 1 day). My experience is that the TRV setting and the SAC deferral prevents .NET Previews and .NET non-security releases and Optional updates from appearing in the WU queue and thus these never appear in wushowhide for hiding or unhiding, they never appear in the Optional update section (lower half) of the WU display, and they never appear in the WU queue when clicking on the “Check for Updates” button.

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