[German]After installing Microsoft’s Office security updates, released June 13, 2017, expecting issues with Microsoft Outlook search. Now it seems, that this issue has been fixed. Here are the details.
The issue in detail
Microsoft’s Office security updates, released June 13, 2017, are causing search issues in all currently supported Microsoft Outlook version. Especially security updates KB 3203467 and KB3191898 seems to be the root cause. A user at this reddit.com thread reported such search issue. I read several forum entries reporting similar issues (see here). Re-building the search index seems to help in rare cases, but it’s not a general fix. I’ve discussed this issue also within my blog post Outlook issues after June 2017 security updates.
Update KB4022716 for Windows 10 Version 1703
A few days ago Microsoft released cumulative update KB4022716 for Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) (see my blog post Windows 10 Updates KB4023543, KB4022723, KB4032693, KB4032695 (June 2017). During writing this blog post, Microsoft’s kb article didn’t mentioned the following item:
Addressed a reliability issue in Windows Search.
After comparing my blog post and the updates kb article, I found the sentence about Windows Search has been added. I became aware of this, because a German blog reader posted a comment at my blog post Windows 10: KB4022716 bereitet neue Update-Prozedur vor. He wrote:
On my system, the broken Outlook Search has been fixed since update KB4022725.
So overall update KB4022725 seems to fix Outlook search in Windows 10 Version 1703. Then I started to search for more details.
Updates KB4022723, KB4032693 and KB4032695
Within my blog post Windows 10 Updates KB4023543, KB4022723, KB4032693, KB4032695 (June 2017) I mentioned all cumulative updates for Windows 10 RTM, V1511 and V1607. So I tried to search for these updates. I found this Technet forum post, where Steve Fan (a Microsoft contingent staff moderator) posted:
We have released a non-security update KB4022168 which should fix the search issue on Windows 7. Please try installing the update and then see whether the issue continues. For Windows 10 users, please try to install KB4022716.
Please let us know the result.
But this isn’t the full truth. Searching the web, I recognized, that Microsoft has added a remark about fixing Windows Search within all cumulative Windows 10 updates mentioned within my blog post Windows 10 Updates KB4023543, KB4022723, KB4032693, KB4032695 (June 2017). This Technet thread contains mixed feedback. Some users aren’t able to install update KB4022716 on Windows 10 x64. Others are saying, that the update didn’t fix the issue:
Same here. Already did a rollout from KB4022168, still the same issue. I’m also wondering if there a further steps to do which are not mentioned. We are using Office 2010/2013, Windows 7 64Bit
One user has installed Preview Rollup Update KB4022168 for Windows 7 SP1 on his machines and wrote.
We installed KB4022168 on several Windows 7 PC’s which had this issue. Directly after install and reboot the search function worked again as expected. However, those machines that worked yesterday now no longer work.
I have started to rebuild the index again on a few of the units but so far the signs are not positive.
A German readere posted within my blog.
The Search issues has been fixed with monthly Update Rollup from June 27.. KB4022168 for Windows 7, KB4022720 for Windows 8.1 and KB4022716 for Windows 10 did the same.
Question: Did these updates fix your broken Outlook search?
Office/Outlook und Windows Patchday issues
Outlook issues after June 2017 security updates
Windows 10 Updates KB4023543, KB4022723, KB4032693, KB4032695 (June 2017)
Fixing Microsoft Outlook issues after June 2017 Update