Microsoft Updates KB4049068 and KB4049016

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has (re-)released some updates for Windows and .NET-Framework around November 22, – 27, 2017 on WSUS, but hasn’t documented much. Here are a few details.


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Update KB4049016 (.NET Framework)

Update KB4049016 (November 2017 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been released initially at November 14, 2017, but was causing install issues (see my German blog post Weitere Updates zum Microsoft November 2017-Patchday).

Some days later, Microsoft has pulled this .NET-Framework update – I’ve blogged about that on November 25, 2017 within my post .NET Framework Update KB4049016 pulled?. Then I received comments within my German blog, that this update hasn’t been pulled on WSUS. Now I received comments, that a new revision of this update has been arrived on WSUS.

Update KB4049068

German blog reader Axel H. contacted me today via email, asking for details about update KB4049068. He wrote:

Hi Günter,

there is a new patch on our WSUS for Win7 and 2012 R2 and probably also for Win8.1. I couldn’t find details about this update: KB4049068

Did you get any information from your sources?

Well, I don’t have sources at Microsoft. But searching the web, showed me, that Microsoft indeed hasn’t documented KB4049068, and there are further no details. But I found update KB4049068 (Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009), dated November 22, 2017, in Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog description is useless, but a 2nd search showed my, the update KB4049068 is available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 (R2) – and for Windows Embedded variants.

Update KB4049068

I downloaded an .msu file and unpacked this archive, to inspect the manifests. My conclusion: This update addresses time zone resources (see screenshot above). Later I found at reddit.com this thread, claiming the same. My recommendation: Hide this update, until Microsoft published a change log.

Addendum: KB 4049068 is online now – it’s a timezone update for  Fiji Islands. And the historical data accuracy of the “Morocco Standard Time” time zone entry in Windows has been improved.


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3 Responses to Microsoft Updates KB4049068 and KB4049016

  1. Cosmics says:

    I’ve extracted KB4049068 for POSReady 2009 (for my Windows XP) and it’s defenitely a timezone update!

  2. JIM says:

    We have found that our Cobol applications that open I-O temp files and immediately attempt to delete them are getting file permission error on the newly created file. It is on Windows Server 2008 R2 … and its intermittent.
    We removed this patch and a couple of others and the issue ceased.
    KB4050946, KB4049068, KB4048961,KB4047206

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