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  • Roundup of bugs in the November Patch Tuesday crop

    Posted on November 17th, 2017 at 07:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Patch Tuesday problems continue, with a new acknowledgment from Microsoft about a dot matrix printer bug, continued reports of Win10 1703-to-1709 upgrades, one unconfirmed report of a forced 1607-to-1709 upgrade, and a memory violation error with CDPUserSvc

    If you have an Epson dot matrix printer, you’re hosed. EVERY patch this month will kill the driver — and it ain’t Epson’s fault.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • Problem reported with folder permissions on Win10 1709, Office 2016

    Posted on November 10th, 2017 at 05:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I bumped into an odd problem, reported by Sulpher212 on Reddit:

    Office Standard 2016 64 bit – MAK – Volume Licensing

    Users are having issue if they try to save Word or Excel documents they get errors regarding to permissions, or “Document could not save”, this is only on 1709, if the user is rolled back to 1703 documents save fine.

    Poster that_computer_guy123 confirms:

    We recently installed 1709 update for Windows 10 Enterprise N and Office 2016 Pro Plus. Two days ago we started having an issue where users couldn’t save from within any Office apps to their redirected folders or share drives, only to the local C:\ drive.

    As you can see from the Reddit thread, this appears to be a hard bug and may be related to this month’s non-security Office updates – but it’s only showing up on Win10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709.

    Has anybody out there seen this?

  • Office non-security patches for November 2017 have been released

    Posted on November 7th, 2017 at 14:26 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    These are November patches. We are under MS-DEFCON 2. You do NOT want to install them yet (unless you want to be an unpaid Beta tester).

    Office 2007

    Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB4011203)

    Office 2010

    Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4011188)

    Office 2013

    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3172533)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011228)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011229)
    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2013 (KB4011075)
    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (KB4011252)
    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (KB4011168)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB4011235)
    Update for Microsoft Word 2013 (KB3162081)
    Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB4011255)

    Office 2016

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011138)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011216)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011223)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011224)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011226)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011259)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 Language Interface Pack (KB4011145)
    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2016 (KB4011137)
    Update for Microsoft Outlook 2016 (KB4011240)
    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (KB4011219)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4011227)
    Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB4011238)

    The Office Publisher 2007 update and the Office 2010 update are UNCHECKED important updates.
    Security patches for all current supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday)

  • MS-DEFCON 2: Non-security Office updates due today

    Posted on November 7th, 2017 at 04:10 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Which means it’s a good time to check and make sure you have Automatic Updates turned off.

    If you’ve been following along, you already have Automatic Updates turned off. If you aren’t sure about your Auto Update status, see my new article in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    You need to patch sooner or later, to be sure. But you don’t need to install non-security patches right away.

    We’re at MS-DEFCON 2: Patch reliability is unclear. Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don’t do it.