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Win 8.1 and 2012 R2 - Security-only Update January 2018

Installs the Security Only Update for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
Does not apply security updates from previous months.
Stops the Windows Update service.
Changes the service startup type to manual if disabled.
Reverts the service type back to its orginal state after deployment.
Requires PowerShell 2.0.
This package may take hours to install. The Timeout has been set for 4 hours.
A reboot is required but will not be initiated by this deployment, however depending on your environment Windows Update may reboot the computer.

Common Issues:
Installation may hang or timeout if-
Windows Updates are already in progress.
The machine has a pending reboot

Microsoft has listed known issues for this update. Please see the links below for more details.

Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) specific information:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072699/

KB4056898
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/kb4056898

This package will install on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

Vendor
Microsoft

Version
January 2018

Architecture
Both

Category
Windows Updates

Package Library Subscription Level
Enterprise


Package Library availability for Win 8.1 and 2012 R2 - Security-only Update:

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