Reports say the manual-install-only 'Stretch' bug fix for Win7 and 2008R2 deletes boot file

Take note the manual-download-only patch For Win7/Server 2008 launched past due closing week? Chances are you’ll realize it higher as KB 4539602.  

Microsoft modified the downloadable set up recordsdata the previous day. Microsoft did not regulate the Wisdom Base article, regardless that, so we don’t have any thought what modified, however that is par for the route, eh?

A number of admins on Reddit chimed in with ybillo, who mentioned:

Take a look at together with your shoppers who’ve or are working Home windows Server 2008. There’s a home windows replace this is deleting boot report for home windows. It was once launched once they had introduced finish of reinforce for Server 2008 & Home windows 7.

Microsoft replace KB4539602

Microsoft launched the replace to mend problems with the Background however its inflicting extra hurt than its meant to do. The day before today (Ninth-feb) considered one of our shoppers [bank] we had a subject matter of the similar on three Avaya servers working home windows server 2008.

Kindly deal with this as pressing.

There is a refrain of settlement about the issue in that Reddit thread, however no acknowledgment within the reputable Wisdom Base article.

Richard Pace at The Sign up issues the finger at Microsoft’s documented necessities:

In a nutshell, customers will have to have the 23 September 2019 (or later) SHA-2 replace put in as smartly because the servicing stack replace from 12 March 2019 or later, prior to they unharness the repair. And of course you can wish to reboot after those updates. As a result of, hiya, everybody loves rebooting a server, proper?

Which is all smartly and just right, but when your device does not have SHA-2 reinforce, you shouldn’t be capable to set up the patch (which is signed with SHA-2). That’s been true for a number of months. 

The Servicing Stack Replace is every other subject altogether. In all probability the previous day’s adjustments to the set up recordsdata ensured that the most recent SSU was once in position prior to putting in the patch. Cart. Horse. .

At any charge, Microsoft hasn’t documented any of it, leaving many people shaking our heads — and our fists — as soon as once more.

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