During Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for August 2016, the company delivered a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 that, when installed, erased update history.
Microsoft has now updated this cumulative update so that it will not wipe out update history when it installs. However, if the previous version of the CU was installed, this updated version cannot retrieve the missing information. This latest update only serves to fix the botched update from the beginning of the month. So, if you were one of the lucky ones who held off installing the original one while seeing others having issues, this one will retain your update history information.
Additionally, there’s one other fix with WSUS client metadata.
- Addressed issue where Update History and hidden updates are lost and a full scan for updates happens after installing OS Updates 14393.1532 through 14393.1613, including KB4034658. Installing this update will not restore past update history or hidden updates for users who have already installed the listed updates. However, this current update will address this issue for users who have not yet installed them.
- Addressed issue with WSUS update metadata processing that can cause some clients to time out with a 0x8024401c error.
As is the case lately, Microsoft patching teams spend much of the month resolving issues it introduced earlier. This is taxing to both Windows customers and to those teams at Microsoft responsible for fixing bugs.
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