It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for Patch Tuesday updates. As usual, today’s cumulative updates are heading out to all supported versions of Windows. These include Windows 10 and all older versions of Windows that are still supported. That list includes Windows 8.1 and its corresponding server version Windows Server 2012 R2, and the original Windows Server 2012. As previously Microsoft announced Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020, only users signup (paid) for Extended Security Updates will receive Security Updates for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2
For Windows 8.1
- KB4586845 – Monthly Rollup
- KB4586823 – Security-only Update
Devices running older Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will receive monthly Rollup KB4586845, Security-only update KB4586823 that:
- Corrects the DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020.
- Security updates to Windows Graphics, Windows Silicon Platform, Windows Authentication, Windows Core Networking, Windows Peripherals, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, and Windows Remote Desktop.
In addition, KB4586845 (Monthly Rollup) Addresses an issue in which LDAP sessions authenticated and sealed with a SASL method are reported incorrectly in Events 2889 in the Directory Services Eventlog from source Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService as unsecure sessions.
- Allows administrators to enable “Save target as” through Group Policy for users in Microsoft Edge IE mode.
The company noted a known issue with this update where, Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
After installing this update on domain controllers (DCs) and read-only domain controllers (RODCs) in your environment, you might encounter Kerberos authentication and ticket renewal issues.
You can download the KB4586845, KB4586823 offline package here
Windows 7 SP1
- KB4586827 – Monthly Rollup
- KB4586805 – Security-only update
Note: On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 reached its end of support. And today Microsoft released a new post-EOS update in the form of KB4580387, which is a security-only update, and KB4580345 (monthly rollup).
While KB4586827 includes improvements and fixes that were part of KB4580345 released last month, KB4580387 comes as a standalone security update and it’s free for all Windows 7 users.
Both of these updates for Windows 7 bring Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Remote Desktop, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows SQL components.
- Corrects DST start date for Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020
Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
Note: After installing this update and restarting your device, you might receive the error, “Failure to configure Windows updates. Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer”, and the update might show as Failed in Update History.
This is expected in the following circumstances:
- If you are installing this update on a device that is running an edition that is not supported for ESU. For a complete list of which editions are supported, see KB4497181.
- If you do not have an ESU MAK add-on key installed and activated.
To get past the problem, Microsoft recommends following all the prerequisites before updating and also make sure that your key is activated.
Download Windows 7 update
Also, New cumulative updates available for the latest Windows 10 version 20H2, read the changelog from here.