Windows Updates – March 2016

The March 2016 Windows Updates were released during the week beginning 14th March 2016.

8 updates were declined as follows:

2952664: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
2976978: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
2977759: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3139907: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3140743: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3140745: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3140768: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3141032: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)

Typical download footprint: 29 updates/848.3MB

Windows Updates – February 2016

The February 2016 Windows Updates were released during the week beginning 22nd February 2016.

During testing and evaluation, it was noted that one of this month’s updates (3126446) causes a double reboot.

2 updates were declined as follows:

3114729: issue with Outlook appointments (source: community)
3126593: may cause Corel VideoStudio to crash (source: Microsoft)

Typical download footprint: 27 updates/640MB

Windows Updates – January 2016

The January 2016 Windows Updates were released during the week beginning 25th January 2016.

5 updates were declined as follows:

2952664: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
2976978: Windows 10 compatibility update (source: Microsoft)
3114570: causes a calendar regression error in Microsoft Outlook (source: community)
3124263: incompatible with Citrix VDA on Windows 10 (source: community)
3124266: incompatible with Citrix VDA on Windows 10 (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 25 updates/872MB

Windows Updates – December 2015

The December 2015 Windows Updates were released during the week beginning 14th December 2015.

19 updates were declined as follows:

2952664: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3055034: issues with opening Office files from Sharepoint (source: community)
3081441: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3081449: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3085566: issues with synchronising files on OneDrive (source: community)
3087040: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3095701: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3097877: interferes with Outlook installations (source: community)
3097966: interferes with Print Spooler (source: community)
3097994: causes .NET to crash (source: community)
3097997: causes issues on Server 2012 (source: community)
3101488: causes issues with Outlook and Skype (source: community)
3101521: issues with opening Office files from Sharepoint (source: community)
3102429: issues with Crystal Reports (source: community)
3102812: hangs during install (source: community)
3105210: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3105211: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3105213: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)
3109596: cumulative update for Windows 10 (source: Desktop team)

Typical download footprint: 54 updates/1,820MB

Windows Updates – October 2015

The October 2015 Windows Updates were released week beginning 9th November 2015.

6 updates were declined as follows:

3042058: reports of administrative shares being lost (source: community)
3055034: issues with opening Office files from Sharepoint (source: community)
3085509: WSUS console anomalies (source: community)
3085566: reports of synch errors with OneDrive for Business (source: community)
3087040: reports of installation errors (source: community)
3097966: reports of startup errors (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 25 updates/900MB

Additionally, Microsoft added one new product to WSUS and we will incorporate this into our WSUS patching from this month onwards:

  • Microsoft Office 2016

Windows Updates – September 2015

The September 2015 Windows Updates were released week beginning 21st September 2015.

13 updates were declined as follows:

3054813: WSUS console synchronisation anomalies (source: community)
3075249: linked to Diagnostics Tracking services – unwanted at UoD (source: Microsoft)
3080149: linked to Diagnostics Tracking services – unwanted at UoD (source: Microsoft)
3080457: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081397: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081398: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081399: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081401: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081402: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081403: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3081405: reports of post-install crashes on Windows 8.1 clients (source: community)
3085500: Skype for Business update – not yet deployed at UoD (source: Microsoft)
3086255: post-install, “some programs may not run” (Source: Microsoft)

Typical download footprint: 37 updates/1,193.4MB

Note: as is customary at this time of year, Central Learning and Teaching IT suites used for exams are excluded from this tranche of updates until a suitable maintenance window becomes available.

Windows Updates – August 2015

The August 2015 Windows Updates were released week ending 21st August 2015.

5 updates were declined as follows:

2952664: reports of repeated installation (source: community)
2976978: reports of repeated installation (source: community)
3004365: system crash after reboot (source: community)
3065822: unable to update Flash after applying update (source: community)
3065823: unable to update Flash after applying update (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 42 updates/1,078.6MB

Additionally, Microsoft added four new products to WSUS and we will incorporate them into our WSUS patching from this month onwards:

  • Windows 10 Language Interface Packs
  • Windows 10 Language Packs
  • Windows 10 LTSB
  • Windows 10

Windows Updates – June and July 2015

The June and July 2015 Windows Updates were released week ending 17th July 2015. The June updates were held back last month because of infrastructure troubleshooting which has now concluded.

5 updates were declined as follows:

2952664: reports of repeated installation (source: community)
2976978: reports of repeated installation (source: community)
3029606: causes Bluetooth to fail on Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop (source: community)
3057839: causes Quicken to hang (source: community)
3058515: reports of repeated re-offering of update (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 32 updates/868MB

Additionally, Microsoft added five new products to WSUS and we will incorporate them into our WSUS patching from this month onwards:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015
  • System Center Advisor
  • Windows 10 and Later Drivers
  • Windows 10 and Later Upgrade and Servicing Drivers
  • Windows Server Drivers

Windows Updates – May 2015

The May 2015 Windows Updates were released w/b 18 May 2015.

3 updates were declined as follows:

3046002: causes computers to hang after restart (source: community)
3045645: causes 0xc000021a error after restart (source: community)
3061518: breaks DSLS Catia and Enova license server (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 41 updates/1.2GB

Note: as is customary at this time of year, Central Learning and Teaching IT suites used for exams are excluded from this tranche of updates until a suitable maintenance window becomes available.

Windows Updates – April 2015

The April 2015 Windows Updates were released w/b 20 April 2015.

1 update was declined as follows:

3045999: implicated in Explorer and Command Prompt stop errors (source: community)

Typical download footprint: 29 updates/1.1GB

Note: as is customary at this time of year, Central Learning and Teaching IT suites used for exams are excluded from this tranche of updates until a suitable maintenance window becomes available.