[Answered] Windows 7 (with SP1) and proper installation of convenience rollup update (KB3125574).

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  1. rendal

    rendal MDL Novice

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  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Only Platform and RDP are offered through WU, other feature packs are available from Download Center per you need
    Code:
    Platform Update KB2670838
    Remote Desktop Protocol KB2574819/KB2592687/KB2830477
    
    Windows Management Framework 4.0 (obselete, use WMF 5.1 KB3191566)
    Work Folders KB2891638
    DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant 2.0 KB2666914
    Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services KB975541
    Remote Server Administration Tools KB958830
    Virtual PC KB958559
    Server Essentials Connector KB2790621
    Desktop Experience Decoder Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 KB2483177
    Proper installation order:
    Code:
    KB3020369
    KB2670838
    KB2574819
    KB2592687
    KB2830477
    KB3125574
    KB3181988
    KB3181988 is needed to fix cosmetic SFC error after CR
     
  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Just check update.mum :)

    OS will work fine in either situations
    the key part is in reducing the number of unnecessary superseded updates
    installing feature packs first then KB3125574 eliminates all or most of updates for these feature packs (i.e. platform or RDP security updates)

    you can try and re-install KB3125574 after you installed WU updates, then run Disk Cleanup with "Update Cleanup" option checked and see how many update get uninstalled
     
  4. rendal

    rendal MDL Novice

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    abbodi1406,
    I did it and got 230Mb of space to cleanup (7 updates was superseded)! Here the list:

    - KB2912390 (Vulnerability in Direct2D could allow remote code execution)
    - KB2923545 (Update for RDP 8.1 is available for Windows 7 SP1)
    - KB3020388 (Description of the security update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 if the Remote Desktop Connection 8.1 client update is installed)
    - KB3035126 (Vulnerability in Windows Photo Decoder component could allow information disclosure)
    - KB3075226 (Description of the security update for RDP in Windows)
    - KB3078601 (Description of the security update for Windows)
    - KB3110329 (Description of the security update for Windows)

    Then run WU - nothing found.
    That means that installing feature packs is no 100% guaranty lack of superseded updates?
    P.S. I think that spending a hole day to build reference image of OS by installing separate updates would be better investment than such a mess...
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Windows Update is a mess
     
  6. ch100

    ch100 MDL Member

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    KB3125574 has supersedence metadata built-in like many other updates. There is also component level supersedence built-in which acts differently but it takes place.
    An interesting way of using KB3125574 is to import this update in WSUS from Catalog and use it like any regular update.
    In theory at least, if there is a need for KB3125574 to be reinstalled after other updates, WSUS will present it as needed update, unlike Windows Update which does not know about KB3125574. In such a configuration, WSUS and Windows Update may provide different updates to be installed, although eventually, when fully patched, the 2 methods would reconcile and become consistent.
    Due to such inconsistencies, I stopped using KB3125574 until such a time when this update or a revised replacement will be published on Windows Update.
    It is interesting to note that a similar behaviour with inconsistencies between WU and WSUS is encountered when Monthly Security Only updates are installed. Those updates are known only to WSUS, but not to WU and have their own supersedence built-in.
    What abbodi1486 says that Windows Update is a mess is totally true..
     
  7. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Member

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    you forgot to install KB3172605, which includes the permanent fix to the long or forever WU scan problem

    also KB3020369 is superseded by KB3177467 - I usually install KB3177467 first before installing KB3122574