Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1 (February 13, 2018)

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has released several security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 (and corresponding Server versions). Here an overview about these updates.


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Updates for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1

For Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 updates KB4074598 and KB4074587 has been released. The update history for Windows 7 may be found on this Microsoft site.

KB4074598 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Update KB4074598 (February 13, 2018, Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains improvements and bug fixes also contained within update of the previous month. Here are the fixes and security improvements:

  • Addresses issue with editing input fields in some applications in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addresses issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, and Windows storage and file systems.

The update is automatically downloaded and installed via Windows Update. Alternatively, the package can be downloaded for manual install from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Please note that this update is only applied, if the installed antivirus solution has been customized by the manufacturer and the following registry entry has been set.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\QualityCompat\


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The REG_DWORD-Wert cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc needs to be set to “0x00000000”.

The registry entry is set by compatible virus scanners (including Microsoft Security Essentials).

KB4074587 (Security Only) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Update KB4074587 (Security-only update) is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The update addresses the following:

Security updates to Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, and Windows storage and file systems.

This update is available for download in Microsoft Update Catalog. The update will only be applied if the registry entry mentioned above for update KB4074598 has been set.

If you use the security only update, you need to install the cumulative security update IE8-9-10-11 KB4074736.

Updates for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has released updates KB4074594 andKB4074597 for Windows 8.1 und Windows Server 2012 R2. The update history for Windows 8.1 may be found at this Microsoft page.

KB4074594 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4074594 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) contains improvements and bug fixes also contained within update of the previous month. Here are the fixes and security improvements.

  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addresses issue with editing input fields in some applications in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue where after installing KB4056895 or KB4056898 on an SMB server, accessing files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on the server may fail. The error is “ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA”. For example, the following symptom may be observed:
  • Editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error “The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)”.
  • Addresses issue where when SharePoint writes to a SQL Server filestream share with SMB3 encryption enabled, the write may fail or execute very slowly.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Windows storage and file systems, Microsoft Windows Search component, and the Windows SMB Server.

Please note that this update is only applied, if the installed antivirus solution has been customized by the manufacturer and the registry entry mentioned above has been set. The update is automatically downloaded and installed via Windows Update. Alternatively, the package can be downloaded for manual install Microsoft Update Catalog.

KB4074597 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4074597 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) addresses the following issues.

  • Addresses issue where after installing KB4056895 or KB4056898 on an SMB server, accessing files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on the server may fail. The error is “ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA”. For example, the following symptom may be observed:
  • Editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error “The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)”.
  • Addresses issue where, when SharePoint writes to a SQL Server filestream share with SMB3 encryption enabled, the write may fail or execute very slowly.
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Windows storage and file systems, Microsoft Windows Search component, and the Windows SMB Server.

This update will only be installed if a compatible antivirus solution is used, that has set the registry entry mentioned above (or within the kb article). The package is available for download from Microsoft Update Catalog.

If you use the security only update, you need to install the cumulative security update IE8-9-10-11 KB4074736.

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