Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (July 9, 2019)

Windows Update[German]On July 9, 2019, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and other updates for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.


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Updates for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

For Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, a rollup and a security-only update have been released. The update history for Windows 7 can be found on this Microsoft site.

KB4507449 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB4507449 (Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains improvements and bug fixes that were already included in last month’s update. The update addresses the following:

Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Shell, Windows Input and Composition, and Windows Kernel.

This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. The package is also available via Microsoft Update Catalog . Installation requires that the latest SSU is already installed. If you install it using Windows Update, it will be installed automatically.

Known issues

Also in this update, Microsoft explicitly mentions issues related to Mc Afee antivirus software. There is the issue identified in April 2019 on devices with McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8. The antivirus solution may cause the system to boot slowly after this update is installed, or may cause the system to stop responding when rebooted. Mc Afee provides a workaround in the posts linked in the KB article.

As of April 2019 or update KB4493472, the monthly rollup updates no longer include the PciClearStaleCache.exe program. This installation utility resolves inconsistencies in the internal PCI cache. This may cause the symptoms listed below when installing monthly updates that do NOT contain PciClearStaleCache:


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  • Existing NIC definitions in control panel networks may be replaced with a new Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) but with default settings. Any custom settings on the previously NIC persist in the registry but were unused.
  • Static IP address settings were lost on network interfaces.
  • Wi-Fi profile settings were not displayed in the network flyout.
  • WIFI network adapters were disabled

These symptoms are particularly common in guest virtual machines and machines that have not been updated since March 2018. Administrators should therefore ensure that one or more of the monthly rollups released between April 10, 2018 (KB 4093118) and March 12, 2019 (KB 4489878) have been installed before installing the April 2019 and later updates. Each of these rollup updates contains the PciClearStaleCache.exe.

KB4507456 (Security Only) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB4507456 (Security-only update) is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The update addresses the following issues.

Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Shell, Windows Input and Composition, and Windows Kernel.

There are no known problems with this update. The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. If you install the update, you must first install the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU). If you install the Security Only Update, you must also install KB4507434 for IE. Microsoft is not aware of any problems with this update.

Updates for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

For Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 a rollup and a security-only update have been released. The update history for Windows 8.1 can be found on this Microsoft page.

KB4507448 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4507448 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) contains improvements and fixes that were included in the previous month’s rollup. It also addresses the following issues.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
  • Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Server, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Kernel, and Windows App Platform and Frameworks.

This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The update has several known issues (including issues with McAfee), some of which occurred as early as April 2019. Details can be found in the KB article.

KB4507457 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB4507457 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) addresses the following items.

Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Server, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Kernel, and Windows App Platform and Frameworks.

The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. The update also has known issues that are described in the KB article. If you install the Security Only Update, you must also install KB4507434 for IE.

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