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Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

Jody Thornton

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Updated the repository with 3 months of updates, including:

  • All of the updates mentioned by @Ruan for November 2017, December 2017 and January 2018;
  • Updated Extras folder with a better description of each update on a readme.txt file, a new timezone update and a dedicated folder for the .NET Framework 4.6.1 installer;
  • Updated the readme.txt file at the root of the repository with updated info;
  • Removed every superseeded update in the repository (from each month... It was a lot of manual labor).


Should be all. Vista lives on for another month :)

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On 1/7/2018 at 2:32 PM, greenhillmaniac said:

@Ruan do you know if there's a new website for the updates released in 2018? I only have a link for the ones released in 2017: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/894199/software-update-services-and-windows-server-update-services-changes-in

Hi greenhillmaniac,

Seems MS just updated your link today, for 2018.

Each month, MS also release a new Security update deployment information web page, which is pretty helpful.


Ghacks too, provide a good guide of the updates available every patch Tuesday.

Thanks for keeping your repository updated, btw.


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January 9th 2018 Updates

After last weeks out-of-band updates, there's not a lot for this month's Patch Tuesday. Just .NET updates by the look of it.

Security and Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 updates for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4055267)

Security Only update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 updates for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4055272)



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@JodyT ,

I'm still holding off on January's patches. This month's updates have been a huge mess. I need to transfer a lot of data off my system first, and make a system image , before I'm going to attempt anything.

Steve Gibson has just released a handy little tool, InSpectre (portable), you might find interesting.


This InSpectre utility was designed to clarify every system's current situation so that appropriate measures can be taken to update the system's hardware and software for maximum security and performance.



Found another January Server 2008 update, released on the 12th. No mention of it at any of the usual places. Just by chance I was browsing Microsoft Update Catalog earlier, and came across it. I really wish MS would get their act together (Sigh!).

Description of the security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: January 12, 2018




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  • 4 months later...
38 minutes ago, wiktorynka said:

Where are the latest posts?

MSFN's server(s) crashed really badly just over a week ago (June 1), so bad that the site went down for 5 days. Unfortunately, the only backup that xper had of the site was from February, so all data from sometime in February to June 1 was lost and could not be recovered. 

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Well I've downloaded (but yet to install) this month's Vista updates from the catalog:

KB4230467, KB4234459, KB4130956, KB4093227, KB4294413

KB4095513 (.NET v2 and v3)

KB4230450 (IE9)

Of course no longer wanting to be a guinea pig, I'll wait a few days until I hear more.  Being a pioneer can be fun and all, but I'm beginning to prefer paved roads that I see traffic has already used. :p


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On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 1:38 PM, Jody Thornton said:

no longer wanting to be a guinea pig

I'm not finding KB4095513 (the .NET Framework update) at the Microsoft Update Catalog, though it is at the MS Support page.   I do find the following updates however, KB4099640 (Security Update for .NET Framework ... on Windows Server 2008 R2) and KB4099636 (Security and Quality Rollup for .NET ...), which to judge from the numbers is a later update.  Holding off installing things seems to have been a wise idea.

Otherwise, we seem to have found the same things, and I haven't actually installed them yet either!


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I've been hitting the Ask Woody website (https://www.askwoody.com/) for guidance on installing updates recently.    Not that it's much good for Vista users these days or folks actually running Server 2008 SP2, but I do have Win 7 and Win 10 setups to maintain.  Anyhow, Woody points regularly to Martin Brinkman's ghack.net for descriptions of updates and what they do, f'rinstace (https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/12/microsoft-windows-security-updates-june-2018-release-overview/)

Brinkman covers quite a bit of ground; security updates are just part of it.  More focused update attention comes from Dustin Childs at the Zero Day Initiative site  (https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog/2018/6/12/the-june-2018-security-update-review).   This is another recommendation from the people at Ask Woody.

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I posted this info over at the Vista DM Forum.  @townsbg was on this forum as well.  Maybe he can better explain the complete lack of interest on this topic (post-EOL updates) on that forum which should be ALL ABOUT Vista.  Even he spreads the pessimism.


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