Monthly Rollup Updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, August 11, 2020

Besides cumulative updates, Microsoft today released its monthly rollup updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Traditionally, there are monthly rollup updates and a security-only updates. The latter ones need to be installed manually when needed, while the rollup package gets installed automatically via the Windows Update.

Windows Update En Windows 7

Windows 8.1

For Windows 8.1, the monthly rollup update is KB4571703. It comes with the following change log.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from installing some .msi apps. This occurs when a device is managed by a Group Policy that redirects the AppData folder to a network folder.
  • Addresses an issue in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that allows single sign-on authentication when an app does not have the Enterprise Authentication capability. With the release of CVE-2020-1509, UWP applications might begin prompting the user for credentials.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode when opening multiple documents from a SharePoint site.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode that occurs when you browse using anchor links.
  • Addresses an issue with loading Browser Helper Objects in Microsoft Edge IE Mode.
  • Addresses an issue where certain applications that rely on the JScript Scripting Engine become unresponsive under load.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, Windows Peripherals, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, Windows SQL components, Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Remote Desktop.

The update can be downloaded manually from here.

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The appropriate security update is KB4571723. It can be downloaded manually from here. Its change log shares the above known issue and security fixes.

Windows 7

The update is available to ESU customers. It is the patch KB4571729, that comes with the following change log.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from installing some .msi apps. This occurs when a device is managed by a Group Policy that redirects the AppData folder to a network folder.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode when opening multiple documents from a SharePoint site.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode that occurs when you browse using anchor links.
  • Addresses an issue with loading Browser Helper Objects in Microsoft Edge IE Mode.
  • Addresses an issue where certain applications that rely on the JScript Scripting Engine become unresponsive under load.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, Windows Peripherals, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows SQL components.

You can download this update manually from here: download KB4571729.

The security-only update is KB4571719. It can be downloaded manually from here.

Known issues

All the above updates share the following known issue.

SymptomWorkaround
Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”. This occurs when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node from a process that doesn’t have administrator privilege.Do one of the following:

  • Perform the operation from a process that has administrator privilege.
  • Perform the operation from a node that doesn’t have CSV ownership.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

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