[German]Another brief information for Sunday. Microsoft seems to have massive issues with its July 2018 update for .net framework. First we have had the installation error on KB4340558, then COM application problems were found. Now the Net Framework update has been removed from Windows Update. Here is some information I could find out.
I can’t test and research anything at the moment. The night (July 21, 2018) Crysta T. Lacey (@PhantomofMobile) sent me a corresponding message via Twitter.
FOLKS, @Microsoft HAS STOP DISTRIBUTION OF .NET FRAMEWORKS’!
— Crysta T. Lacey (@PhantomofMobile) 21. Juli 2018
Can be interpreted in a way, that the .net framework updates for July 2018 have been withdrawn.
Advisory for July 2018 .NET Framework Updates
On July 20, 2018 (Friday night) the Microsoft team has released an Advisory for July 2018.NET Framework Updates. Problems are admitted there:
The July 2018 Security and Quality Rollup updates for .NET Framework was released earlier this month. We have received multiple customer reports of applications that fail to start or don’t run correctly after installing the July 2018 update. These reports are specific to applications that initialize a COM component and run with restricted permissions.
The above message has nothing to do with the installation error described in the following articles. Rather, there are probably issues that .NET applications no longer run.
The distribution of the update is stopped
Then Microsoft confirms, has it has stopped distributing the update for .NET Framework via Windows Update.
We have stopped distributing the .NET Framework July 2018 updates on Windows Update and are actively working on fixing and re-shipping this month’s updates. If you installed the July 2018 update and have not yet seen any negative behavior, we recommend that you leave your systems as-is but closely monitor them and ensure that you apply upcoming .NET Framework updates.
Note, however, that .NET Framework updates for July 2018 are still available in the Microsoft Update Catalog (as it looks on WSUS, I can’t say). If you have installed .NET Framework updates, but are not experiencing any problems, leave them installed. Otherwise I would uninstall the respective update. Details may be obtained from this MS article entnehmen.
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