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  • Master Patch List 2018 03

     

    Current advice about key Windows patches this month from Susan Bradley Patch Lady.

    Previous months:   2018-02

    Please note, I normally don’t update on “production” machines until the weekend. I’ve installed these updates on my machines at home and at the office and not tracking any issues. I even installed the Windows 7 update and did not lose networking. Thus that side effect appears to not be 100% repeatable nor 100% widespread.

     

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    03/29/2018 KB4099950 Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 Needed if you want to prevent loss of networking Not at this time EXE of script to prevent loss of static IP
    03/29/2018 KB4096309 Windows 10 1607 Needed if you installed March updates None at this time Fixing connectivity issue
    03/29/2018 KB4099467 Windows 7 Catalog only None at this time Fixing a BSOD on log off
    03/28/2018 KB4100480 Windows 7 64 bit only Not tracking issues on this specific update Still doesn’t fix the networking issues Fixing security issue introduced by Spectre updates
    03/23/2018 KB4088881 Windows 7 Preview rollup Same networking issues from last month– still investigating Various non security updates
    03/23/2018 KB4096040 Windows 7 – Internet Explorer Only install if you have installed the March Windows 7 updates None at this time Security
    03/22/2018 KB4089848 Windows 10 – 1709 Yes No major ones at this time – Inaccessible boot device side effect tapering off No new security fixes from before
    03/22/2018 KB4088891 Windows 10 – 1703 Yes None at this time No new security fixes
    03/22/2018 KB4088889 Windows 10 1607 Yes None at this time No new security fixes
    03/22/2018 KB4088825 Windows 10 1703 Servicing stack Yes None at this time Fixing WU components
    03/22/2018 KB4089510 Windows 10 1607 Servicing stack Yes None at this time Fixing WU components
    03/13/2018 KB4088776 Windows 10 – 1709 Yes No major ones at this time – Inaccessible boot device side effect tapering off Lots of stuff
    03/13/2018 KB4088785 Windows 10 Yes None at this time Flash update
    03/13/2018 KB4088782 Windows 10 – 1703 Yes No major ones at this time Lots of stuff
    03/13/2018 KB4088787 Windows 10 – 1607 Yes No major issues at this time Lots of stuff
    03/13/2018 KB4088779 Windows 10 – 1511 Yes No major issues at this time Lots of stuff
    03/13/2018 KB4088876 Windows 8.1 – monthly rollup [A] Yes No major issues at this time 32bit Spectre and Meltdown now released
    03/13/2018 KB4088879 Windows 8.1 security only Yes No major issues at this time 32bit Spectre and Meltdown now released
    03/13/2018 KB4088875 Windows 7 – monthly rollup [A] Hold for now Some smatterings of networking issues – still investigating 32bit Spectre and Meltdown now released
    03/13/2018 KB4088878 Windows 7 – Security only Hold for now Some smatterings of networking issues – still investigating 32bit Spectre and Meltdown now released
    03/13/2018 KB4089187 Windows 7 – Internet Explorer Yes No major issues at this time Security
    03/13/2018 KB4011665 Access 2016 Yes No major issue at this time Security fixes – specially crafted file
    03/13/2018 KB4011727 Excel 2016 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011730 Word 2016 Hold for now Issues unless you’ve installed non security update Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011234 Access 2013 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4018291 Excel 2013 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011695 Word 2013 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB3114416 Access 2010 Yes No major issue at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011675 Excel 2010 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011673 Office 2010 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011674 Word 2010 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011714 Excel 2007 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011721 Word 2007 Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4011720 Office compat pack Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4018309 Word Viewer Yes No major issues at this time Security fixes
    03/13/2018 Office 2016 C2R Semi Annual release 1709 Build 8431.2236 Will be installed Not tracking issues at this time. Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4073392 Exchange 2016 Hold for now Services may not restart – manually start them Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4073392 Exchange 2013 Hold for now Services may not restart – manually start them Security fixes
    03/13/2018 KB4073537 Exchange 2010 Hold for now Services may not restart – manually start them Security fixes

    Optional updates:

    03/13/2018 KB890830 Malicious software removal tool Optional None at this time Removes several malicious software
    03/13/2018 KB2952664 Compat update Optional None at this time Windows 7 update to check for updating issues
    03/08/2018 KB4092077 Windows 10 – 1703 Optional None at this time Localized issues
    03/05/2018 KB4090913 Windows 10 – 1709 Optional Addresses issue with inaccessible boot device Loss of USB devices after patching
    03/5/2018 KB4090914 Windows 10 – 1709 Optional None at this time Servicing stack update
    03/01/2018 KB4091290 Windows 7 Optional None at this time Bug introduced in KB4075211 impacting smart cards
    03/01/2018 KB4090007 Windows 10 – 1709 Optional – Catalog only None at this time Special microcode update fixing Spectre/Meltdown

     

     

    Non security updates released for Office as noted by PCKano

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Office version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    02/26/2018 KB4018314 Office 2010 Optional None at this time Fixes issue with Windows XP and Outlook 2010
    03/06/2018 KB3172471 Office 2013(*) Optional None at this time Fixes double-byte character sets not displaying correctly
    03/06/2018 KB4011152 Office 2013(*) Optional None at this time Fixes interactions with IE restricted mode and Office apps
    03/06/2018 KB4018297 Office 2013(*) Optional None at this time. Fixes setting the default custom dictionary via VBA
    03/06/2018 KB4018292 Project 2013(*) Optional None at this time Fixes various issues in Project
    03/06/2018 KB4011230 Visio 2013(*) Optional None at this time Fixes various issues in Visio
    03/06/2018 KB4018290 Skype 2015(*) Optional None at this time Fixing Outlook freezing
    03/06/2018 KB4011624 Office 2016(*) Optional None at this time Fixes crashing Font tab of the graph edit dialog box
    03/06/2018 KB4011671 Office 2016(*) Optional None at this time Enables Document Information Panel feature in Office 2016
    03/06/2018 KB4011728 Office 2016(*) Optional None at this time Enables Document Information Panel feature in Office 2016
    03/06/2018 KB4011729 Office 2016(*) Optional None at this time Enables Document Information Panel feature in Office 2016
    03/06/2018 KB4011732 Office 2016(*) Optional None at this time Fixes resizing chart objects
    03/06/2018 KB4018295 Office 2016(*) Install first You must install this first to prevent the side effect of Word not opening files Fixing save as when using doc check out
    03/06/2018 KB4011731 Office 2016 Lang Pack(*) Optional None at this time Fixes document information panel
    03/06/2018 KB4011733 OneNote 2016(*) Optional None at this time Fixes various issues in OneNote
    03/06/2018 KB4018296 Outlook 2016(*) Optional None at this time Various Exchange issues
    03/06/2018 KB4011734 Project 2016(*) Optional None at this time Various issues in Project
    03/06/2018 KB4011661 Visio 2016(*) Optional None at this time Various issues in Visio
    03/06/2018 KB 4011725 Skype for Business 2016(*) Optional None at this time Various issues in Skype

    (*) These updates are for volume license customers, Click to run customers will not see these updates.