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    • in reply to: Doing a bit of re-organizing #2371491
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      I’d like to see a link for “My favorite posts”. I don’t mean “my posts that are my favorite” here, although there’s nothing that would prohibit that. What I mean, in contrast, is “posts that are my favorites.”

      For example, there are posts that you’d like to keep track of because they all relate to the same subject, but they are posted in a myriad of topics. Many of these posts aren’t even your posts, but instead are those of others. And you might not have even posted alongside those who have posted in the topic. I don’t see any way to keep track of the posts themselves, except, perhaps by marking the topics as a “favorite” and then wading through the entire topic to find the post that you want to keep track of. And I don’t see any way, once at a topic, to search within the topic for a specific poster or a specific term to help you find what you are looking for.

      Let’s have a link for “favorite posts“!

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: It’s quiet out there #2371468
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      (and it has been pointed out to us by @abbodi86 in posts under AKB2000016)

      To @Bob99:
      What @abbodi86 post(s) are those?

      in reply to: .NET Update Confusion #2370949
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      It seems a bit risky to me to set “Select the target Feature Update version” to “Not configured”, especially since I want to stay on 20H2, now that the later 21H1 is out.

      I’m just going to note any new non-preview .NET patch on Susan’s monthly Master Patch List and if it isn’t a security update (which I would expect to show up in the WU queue because of my GP settings) and if I want to install it (i.e., a non-security, non-preview .NET patch, such as that in Week B May and Week B June), I will manually do it (or my McAfee A/V will tell me that it’s not installed and it will install it, if I tell it to.)

      That’s easier than taking a risk by not remembering to set all 3 GP settings back to what they were.

      in reply to: .NET Update Confusion #2370944
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      So, what about just leaving “Select Quality Updates are received” to “Not configured,” leaving “TRV” to “20H2”, and changing “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received” to “Not configured”?

      I think @Alex5723 has answered that question at
      #2370910. He’s got “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received” to “Not configured” and he has “Select the Target Feature Update Version” set to “Enabled”. As a consequence, he isn’t getting the non-security, non-preview NET week B patches.

      So, it seems to me that if you really want a non-security, non-preview Week B .NET patch, the best bet would be to manually download and install it — maybe, waiting until MS-DEFCON = 3+ to do it. That would save you having to go into GP settings to change settings and then remembering to change them back.

      in reply to: .NET Update Confusion #2370941
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      If you really want to be offered the June .NET non-security update by Windows Update, change the following items in Windows Update for Business (within Group Policy) to “Not configured”: “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received”, “Select when Quality Updates are received”, and “Select the target Feature Update version”.

      I ALREADY have “Select when Quality Updates are received” set to “Not Configured.” That means that in the WU queue I get the monthly CUs that come out on Patch Tuesday/Week B, but I can hide them because I have GP=2 (notify download/install). And I never see the CU Previews/Week C or D or E patches. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen the out-of-band Week B patch KB5004476 either — that one Susan mentions today in the AskWoody Blog. I have TRV set to 20H2. If I change this to “Not configured,” then I am setting myself up for 21H1 (which I don’t want to do)!!

      So, what about just leaving “Select Quality Updates are received” to “Not configured,” leaving “TRV” to “20H2”, and changing “Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received” to “Not configured”? Will that bring forth the non-security, non-preview .NET Week B patches to the WU queue? while at the same time, a) allowing Quality/Week B CUs to appear (I’m not talking about.NET updates here), b) preventing Week C/D/E CUs from appearing (I am not talking about .NET updates here, either), and c) keeping me on 20H2? And of course, remembering to set it back to “Enabled” and setting “Semi-Annual Channel” to 1 day after the non-security, non-preview Week B patch shows up in the queue, and I download and install it.

      in reply to: .NET Update Confusion #2370912
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      If you view the package details for the “stable” release of KB4601554 (05-2021) released in May 2021 it replaces KB4586876 (01-2021) and was later replaced by KB5003254 (06-2021) but there is no mention of KB4601050 (02-2021) in those package details (see Image 4).

      My situation is additionally confusing, because I did not install 20H2 until April 9, and so I do not have a record of having the 20H2’s KB4586876 (01-2021) installed because I wasn’t on 20H2 at the time it was released. The corresponding file in 1909 was KB4586878, but it was not in the WU queue to install and so was never installed. I am presuming that it was not there because a) it was not a security update and b) the GUI settings of 1909 were set to achieve the same results that the GP settings of 20H2 are set to achieve.

      The last 1909 .NET update was the 2021-02 KB4601056, which was a security update. This 1909 file corresponds to the 20H2‘s 2021 02-KB4601050, which was in the WU queue to download and install ( and I did so) after I upgraded to 20H2. All of this is to say that since the 1909 GUI and the 20H2 GP settings achieve equivalent results, the pattern is the same in 1909 and 20H2: .NET security updates will appear in the WU queue to be downloaded and installed. .NET quality and reliability improvement updates (whether Preview or later stable versions) will not appear in the WU queue.

      At this point my best guess is that Microsoft did not revise the supersedence chain of KB4601050 when the “stable” KB4601554 was released in May 2021, and because WCHS and I never received that KB4601554 Preview build (possibly because of our gpedit tweak to “Select When Preview Builds and Feature Updates Are Received“) this has disrupted the delivery chain and is preventing further updates to KB4601050.

      but I think there will be an update when the next one is a security update.

      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      @Moonshine:
      What’s the difference between selecting the “Installer” button and the “Portable” button? Which did you download?

      in reply to: Windows 10 June 2021 Patch Tuesday updates #2370450
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve always looked in the MS Catalog to find the relevant MS Support Page, but just discovered by comparing KB4601050 with KB4601554 and KB5003254 that it will say “Security Update” if it is, but won’t say anything if it isn’t.

      Thanks for the reference to .NET Blog, where it will actually say if there are no new security fixes and will say when the last security fix was.

      in reply to: Windows 10 June 2021 Patch Tuesday updates #2370154
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      No new security updates are included in the .NET releases.

      How/Where does one find that out about KB4601554 and KB5003254?

      in reply to: Windows 10 June 2021 Patch Tuesday updates #2370108
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      Where is 2021-06 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64 KB5003254? It’s there in MS Update Catalog for .NET Framework Windows 10 20H2. It never appeared in the WU queue, although the other two updates did (and I hid those two with wushowhide until MS-DEFCON is 3+).

      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). The last .NET FRAMEWORK update that has been installed is 2021-02 KB4601050, and that was immediately after I upgraded to 20H2 on April 9. The WU queue never delivered the May 11th 2021-05 .NET Framework KB4601554 either and now it hasn’t delivered the June 8th 2021-06 KB5003254.

      in reply to: attaching a file #2370100
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      Here is a DOCX file that is a link in the message box and an attachment, but I did not use the LINK icon in the header of the message box. I only attached the .DOCX file with “insert into content”. Because it is a DOCX file, it appears as a link in the message box. I selected a custom page size: 8.5″ x 3.5″ To view it, you have to open it in WORD.

      my-installed-updates-08-Jun-2021

      in reply to: attaching a file #2370098
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      You will see that the height of PDF file page is not the standard 8.5″ x 11″. It is a custom page size: 8.5″ x 3.5″.

      in reply to: attaching a file #2370092
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      OK. Let me try again. This time it is a PDF file that is a LINK in the message box and an attachment, but I did not use the LINK icon in the header of the message box. I only attached the PDF file with “insert into content”. Because it is a PDF file it appears as a link in the message box. Same thing happens if the file is a .DOCX file

      my-installed-updates-08-Jun-2021

      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      OK. That answers that!! Thanks.

      in reply to: attaching a file #2370084
      WCHS
      AskWoody Plus

      That didn’t work either. (Only change I made was not putting .jpg in the LINK).

      So, how did @Tom-R get the LINK into the message post at #2310864

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