MS updates naming monkeyness ?



  • Hi,

    I dont understand MS updates naming, maybe you can shed some light

    Head here
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/
    and here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4000825

    the latest update version of 1607 branch is :

    1)KB4038801 (OS Build 14393.1737)

    the 2nd latest update is

    2)KB4038782 (OS Build 14393.1715)

    Tmam ? tmam.

    Go to the update catalog : https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/

    Search with this:
    "Security Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems"

    You will only get up to KB4038782 (OS Build 14393.1715) which is not the latest update, but the 2nd latest update.

    Now here is the catch, the latest update KB4038801 is not labeled (Security update) unlike the below:

    2017-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4038782) Windows 10 Security Updates 9/9/2017 n/a 1176.7 MB

    However it is labeled as (Updates):

    2017-09 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4038801) Windows Server 2016 Updates 9/28/2017 n/a 1183.9 MB

    But the catch is the latest Cumulative Update in its package details states:
    This update replaces the following updates ==> KB4038782 amongst others, so clearly it is security update

    Did i lose you, cause they also made me lose it



  • @emad-r said in MS updates naming monkeyness ?:

    But the catch is the latest Cumulative Update in its package details states:
    This update replaces the following updates ==> KB4038782 amongst others, so clearly it is security update

    It doesn't clearly state anything of the sort.

    These are cumulative updates. So, if the newest update that MS is adding to the most recent cumulative update is not security related, then the update itself is not security related, assuming you already have the previous security related one installed. Instead the only gain you would get would be non security related updates.



  • It's a crazy way of looking at it, but it's MS after all.