Patch Tuesday: Here's what's new for Windows 7 and 8.1

Today is Patch Tuesday, and while all supported versions of Windows 10 got cumulative updates, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are still supported for now. That means that they got updates as well.

Those on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will see KB4489878, which is this month's monthly rollup. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Cryptography, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Server, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine .

KB4489885 is this month's security-only update. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes the abbreviated Japanese Era names to be incorrect. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).

  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Cryptography, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Server, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

There's also a known issue to be aware of, which is included in all of today's updates for Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2008, and Server 2012.

Symptom

Workaround

After installing this update, Internet Explorer 10 may have authentication issues. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons. Symptoms reported by customers include, but may not be limited to:

  • Cache size and location show zero or empty.
  • Keyboard shortcuts may not work properly.
  • Webpages may intermittently fail to load or render correctly.
  • Issues with credential prompts.
  • Issues when downloading files.

Create unique user accounts so that two people don’t share the same user account when logging on to a Windows Server machine. Additionally, disable multiple RDP sessions for a single user account for a specific Windows Server.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.


For those on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you'll get KB4489881, which is this month's monthly rollup. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.

  • Addresses an issue with a virtual memory leak and the depletion of the paged pool with the CMNB tag that cause the server to become unresponsive.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine .

The security update is KB4489883. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes the abbreviated Japanese Era names to be incorrect. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the clock and calendar flyout to ignore user settings for Japanese Era date and time formats. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese Era. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications from displaying the correct Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that may overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese Era after an update. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character as the abbreviation for the Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.

  • Addresses an issue with a virtual memory leak and the depletion of the paged pool with the CMNB tag that cause the server to become unresponsive.

  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Finally, we have some updates for Windows Server 2012. Those users will get KB4489891 as the monthly rollup. You can manually download it here and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

The security-only update is KB4489884. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes the abbreviated Japanese Era names to be incorrect. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the clock and calendar flyout to ignore user settings for Japanese Era date and time formats. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese Era. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications from displaying the correct Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that may overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese Era after an update. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character as the abbreviation for the Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.

  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

All of the updates have the known issue listed above with Internet Explorer authentication issues.

Report a problem with article
1499868852_seeing_ai2
Next Article

Microsoft updates Seeing AI, now lets users explore by touch, and more

1531925170_19h1-sdkv2
Previous Article

Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview Build 18351

0 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement