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Gone Fishing

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[Info] Microsoft out-of-band Windows Updates



An update is available that adds support for DTLS in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB2574819)
Article ID: 2574819 - Last Review: October 23, 2012 - Revision: 1.0

Description of the Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB2592687)
Article ID: 2592687 - Last Review: October 24, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
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Rialto, CA

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I saw those two offered and installed them on the two Win 7 Pro 64 with SP1 systems. A laptop did not have SP1 and was not offered the updates. It was never offered SP1, either, for whatever reason. It had the exact same Win 7 Pro 64 OS installed, and was kept updated at all times. Ah, I just found KB2498452, which may have the explanation for the laptop's not getting SP1. I will now have to check it, but I kind of hate to mess with it too much, since it is working.

I elected to get the Intel HD graphics driver update for the laptop and that allowed Windows update to offer SP1 on that machine. However, the update failed multiple times and I finally downloaded the full standalone SP1 and ran that. I then did a Windows update check and found 13 more updates to apply, so I started that download and left the machine on and will check it in the morning. Fun, fun, fun. At least nothing is broken yet . . . . and I really wanted all three systems to be at the same patch level.

I spoke too soon. I ended up having to do a system restore and then selectively download the most recent updates. I also uninstalled the two KB's about authenticated local attacks, and the system is definitely quicker.

It is easier for a camel to put on a bikini than an old man to thread a needle.

Leeds, AL
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FYI: KB2592687, the RDP 8.0 update for Win7 and Server 2008, not only breaks the Aero glass function of RDP in Win7 (as documented here: », an undocumented affect is the individual drive selections for the XP Mode VM of Win7 will no longer work. The user must select all host drives to be visible in the VM. After this patch is installed, the ability to select individual drives yields no host drives visible inside the VM as per noted here: » ··· 62f3539b
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