[German]On June 9, 2020, Microsoft released several (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 (ESU) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Here is an overview of these updates.
Updates for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2
A rollup and a security-only update have been released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. However, these updates are now only available for systems with ESU licenses. The update history for Windows 7 can be found on this Microsoft page. Installation requires installed SHA2 support for successful installation of the security updates.
Beginning January 15, 2020, Windows 7 will display a full-screen end-of-support notification in Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional (without an ESU license), and Ultimate. This must then be closed by the user.
As of January 14, 2020, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 have reached the end of support and will only receive paid security updates under the ESU program. ESU license holders should visit the Windows Message Center for details.
Microsoft last updated the Techcommunity article on the ESU program on February 11, 2020. Please refer to the notes on requirements (SSU, SHA-2). Additionally, for ESU systems, you must manually install the KB4538483 update from the Update Catalog. Furthermore, the update KB4538483 was released in May 2020 (see Windows 7 ESU-Update KB4538483 (May 2020)).
Because the updates are provided in the Microsoft Update Catalog, do not attempt to install them on systems that do not have an ESU license. The installation fails and a rollback occurs. But what works: Apply the BypassESU method described in the links at the end of this article (see Windows 7: Forcing February 2020 Security Updates – Part 1). The night has confirmed to me that the May updates could be installed with it.
KB4561643 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2
Update KB4561643 (Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains (besides the security fixes from last month) improvements and bug fixes and addresses the following:
- Addresses an issue that prevents users from updating .msi files from a network folder.
- Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
Compared to the previous months, nothing has changed for ESU systems. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. The package is also available through the Microsoft Update Catalog and is distributed via WSUS. For details on requirements and known issues (installation fails without ESU), see the KB article. There you will also find information that SSU KB4562030 has to be installed afterwards.
KB4561669 (Security Only) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2
Update KB4561669 (Security-only update) is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with ESU license. The update addresses the following issues.
Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. To install the update, you must meet the prerequisites listed in the KB article and in the Rollup Update above. In addition, the security update KB4561603 for IE should also be installed.
Servicing Stack Update KB4562030
The Servicing Stack Update KB4562030 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 was released on June 9, 2020. This update makes quality improvements to the service stack and ensures that Windows has a robust and reliable service stack to receive and install Microsoft updates.
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Microsoft Security Update Summary (June 9, 2020)
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