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    Knocking off a Godzilla-size list of updates


    PATCH WATCH




    PATCH WATCH

    Knocking off a Godzilla-size list of updates


    By Susan Bradley

    With multiple nonsecurity patch releases in both April and May, tracking updates is more difficult than usual. Fortunately, only a few fixes had unexpected side effects, affecting a relatively small number of users.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/knocking-off-a-godzilla-size-list-of-updates/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

    Last edited by Kathleen Atkins; 2015-05-27 at 15:17.

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    I'm a careful computer person, but would lose what few brains I have left trying to deal with Patch issues. Your column is GOLD. I am righteous about Waiting when you say to Wait/Put on Hold, and carefully check off each patch you clear when there is a chance it could apply to my systems. I do cross check this forum, and your wonderful grid and past Windows Secrets.

    This month there were three non-security patches you said should be put on hold (5/14) that I did not see in the 5/28 WS or other source. ?What are your verdicts on:
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2008/2012
    • 3013531 – Transferring .mkv files to Windows Phone
    • 3020370 – Cmitrust.dll enhancement and Server 2008 R2 fix Windows Server 2012 R2 only
    • 2998097 – “Specified account does not exist” error message on password change

    If I overlooked something, mea culpa.

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    You might look for those in Susan's OneDrive spreadsheet (downloadable)...

    https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?...IOQkIu7flF7lPE

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    Thanks!

    The OneDrive spreadsheet is the "wonderful grid" to which I referred. Can't find these patches at all, though they really were in the 5/14 Patchwatch column.

    HC
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    Bruce,
    Sorry! I thought the Windows Secret newsletter I received on 5/28 qualified as the end of the month. Susan was updating the status of other patches in this group: all under the "end of the month" caution in the 5/14 issue.

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    On reflection, I guess it's a forlorn hope that Susan will update here by tomorrow. You get offered those three on Windows Server 2012 R2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcc View Post
    I'm a careful computer person, but would lose what few brains I have left trying to deal with Patch issues. Your column is GOLD. I am righteous about Waiting when you say to Wait/Put on Hold, and carefully check off each patch you clear when there is a chance it could apply to my systems. I do cross check this forum, and your wonderful grid and past Windows Secrets.

    This month there were three non-security patches you said should be put on hold (5/14) that I did not see in the 5/28 WS or other source. ?What are your verdicts on:
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2008/2012
    • 3013531 – Transferring .mkv files to Windows Phone
    • 3020370 – Cmitrust.dll enhancement and Server 2008 R2 fix Windows Server 2012 R2 only
    • 2998097 – “Specified account does not exist” error message on password change

    If I overlooked something, mea culpa.

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    3013531 is Optional, and is from April.
    3020370 is Optional, and is from April.
    2998097 is a Hotfix that supercedes 978277, and is from April.

    I have 3013531 and 3020370 installed on two Win 7 systems, and there are no issues.

    2998097 applies if you are running in a domain.
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    Thank you! Those showed up in May and I missed the verbiage cross-referencing the late April stuff. Not so careful as I should have been.

    HC Crain
    Last edited by hcc; 2015-06-01 at 18:22.

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