Windows 10: May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos...

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    May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos...


    It seems that the saying "history repeats itself" is true, at least when it comes to Microsoft patches. Microsoft released updates for all supported versions of Windows -- client and server -- on the May 2019 Patch Day.

    We covered the updates in our monthly security updates overview for Windows. Microsoft confirmed two issue: an update might be installed twice on affected systems, and some UK government sites were not accessible in Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.

    Microsoft added gov.uk to the list of HTTP Strict Transport Security Top Level Domains, and that caused issues for government sites that did not support it.

    Things looked better compared to last month. Several Enterprise-focused security products did not play nicely with last month's updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and the Server variants.

    Security companies Sophos, Avast, Avira, ArcaBit and McAfee acknowledged issues with last month's updates. Machines would not boot into Windows anymore and appeared frozen or locked on startup.

    Patch notes suggest that the issues are fixed. The monthly rollup patch KB4493472 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 states that the issues with security software has been resolved and that Microsoft removed the temporary update block as a consequence.

    Fast forward to May 2019. If you check the known issues of the monthly rollup patch KB4499164 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you may have a deja vu when you go through the known issues.

    May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos... mcafee-issue-windows.png

    A new issue, added on May 18, 2019 suggests that systems with McAfee security products installed may freeze, hang or start very slowly after update installation.


    Microsoft and McAfee have identified an issue on devices with McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 installed. It may cause the system to have slow startup or become unresponsive at restart after installing this update.

    The known issue and the listed products are identical. McAfee updated its knowledge center on May 14 (the Patch Day) and May 16 (Endpoint Security), and on May 17 (VirusScan Enterprise).

    McAfee reveals that all Microsoft updates released in April 2019 or later are known to cause the issues. Workarounds should work for the May 2019 updates as well.

    May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos... sophos-updates-issue.png

    Sophos is not listed by Microsoft but Sophos published a support article that suggests that the May 2014 updates are causing issues on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 devices after installation.


    We have had an increase in customers reporting that following on from the Microsoft Windows 14th May patches they are experiencing a hang on boot where the machines appear to get stuck on "Configuring 30%"

    Both issues appear to be limited to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 updates. It is possible that the products of other security companies are affected by the issue again as well but that has not been confirmed.

    Open questions:

    • Is the issue limited to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?
    • Is the security-only update affected? Microsoft says no (McAfee), Sophos says yes for its products.
    • Are all other security products unaffected by the issue?
    Closing Words


    The issue is limited to Enterprise security software; Home users and small businesses should not run into these issues. It is still a good idea to create backups before updates are installed, and to wait with the installation of updates until absolutely necessary (e.g. active exploit of security issues or major bug fixes).

    Now You: Any bets for next month's updates?

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    Free Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) for students

    Microsoft recently added Windows Server 2008 R2 to Dreamspark, so now Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 are available for free to any student enrolled in a class at any of the universities on their list. Windows Server 2008 R2 can be converted so that it is like Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 can be converted so that it is like Vista. I'm still running XP Pro, but only until I find a free antivirus program for server operating systems *Roll Eyes May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos... :rolleyes:
     
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    May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos...

    Microsoft Officially RTMs Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 worldwide general launches. Windows 7 will be generally available to customers around the world on October 22, and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be generally available on or before that date. As always, current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers and TechNet subscribers will be among the first to get customer access to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the coming weeks.

    Microsoft will make the announcement on its Windows Team and Windows Server Blogs later today. More information about today's news is available via the following links:

    Source: Microsoft
     
    alexp999, May 20, 2019
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