First pulled release for Patch Tuesday
February 22, 2016 Leave a comment
Microsoft has pulled KB3114717 – an update for Office 2013 that is intended to fix some known issues. But it also add “telemetry” to help root out problems when the system is low on memory. Unfortunately, it will cause Word 2013 and possibly other Office 2013 to hog up the CPU. Microsoft recommends uninstalling the update.
In addition, a cumulative update for Windows 10 that appears to be wiping custom file associations for many users. According to some online, with KB3135173, titled “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems,” custom associations, including Web browser and PDF viewer preferences, were reset to the default configuration after the mandatory update was installed. Microsoft hasn’t pulled the update or released a fix as yet.
There is now an issue with MS16-014. For the lesser issue, those using Corel VideoStudio 18.0 or 19.0 to check for an update from Corel after the application crashes.
For a major issue, applications may be unable to access Oracle databases if they are using Microsoft ODBC or OLE DB providers. The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) may also be unable to access Oracle databases. Again, see MS16-014.
Not quite a re-release but Microsoft added an additional update to Windows Vista, Server 2008, Windows 8.1, Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 in KB3126041.
Unsure if this update was left out or held back but has been added to MS16-014. If you already installed yesterday’s updates [hmmmm…. is that a good idea?], this update will be offered.