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 original state after deployment.
Requires PowerShell 2.0 or higher.
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.
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:
This package will install on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2