Microsoft fixes July 2018 updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server
A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues starting with installation issues and ending with issues that caused certain features to work incorrectly.
Microsoft published KB4345421 for Windows 10 earlier today that addresses issues on Microsoft's newest operating system.
Updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 R2 are now also available.
KB4345459 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
KB4345459, Improvements and fixes - Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, includes quality improvements according to Microsoft.
The following changes are listed on the Knowledgebase website:
- Addressed issue in which some devices may experience stop error 0xD1 when you run network monitoring workloads.
- Addresses an issue that may cause the restart of the SQL Server service to fail with the error, “Tcp port is already in use”.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when an administrator tries to stop the World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC). The W3SVC remains in a "stopping" state, but cannot fully stop or it cannot be restarted.
Admins and users can download the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The update has a size between 23.9 and 43.7 Megabytes.
KB4345424 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
KB4345424, Improvements and fixes - Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2, addresses the same issues that KB4345459 addresses.
You can download the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The update has a size between 24.1 Megabytes and 39 Megabytes.
KB4345425 for Windows Server 2012
You may have guessed it already, KB4345425, Improvements and fixes - Windows Server 2012. fixes the same issues as the other updates mentioned above.
It is available as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The update has a size between 25.4 and 40.9 Megabytes.
.NET Framework updates
Microsoft released .NET Framework Updates as well. While KB4340558 and KB4340557 have been updated. The known issue about error 0x80092004 being thrown still exist though according to the release notes.
It is possible that Microsoft did not update the description yet and that the issue is resolved. Any feedback on that is much appreciated.
The July 2018 patches introduced quite a few issues; several of the issues were not listed initially on the support pages but were added retroactively to the pages. Another reason to wait with the installation of updates to make sure that they don't introduce issues of their own.
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