New update for Windows 7 now available for download

Jan 12, 2019 18:52 GMT  ·  By  ·  Comment  · 
The new update is available as a manual download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website
   The new update is available as a manual download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 7 that comes to resolve an issue introduced earlier this week by Patch Tuesday monthly rollup KB4480970.

Windows 7 update KB4487345 is now available for download with just one fix, resolving access to network shares that was previously broken down for the Administrators group.

Microsoft explains in the official KB article of KB4487345 for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2:

“This update resolves the issue where local users who are part of the local ‘Administrators’ group may not be able to remotely access shares on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines after installing the January 8th, 2019 security updates. This does not affect domain accounts in the local ‘Administrators’ group.”

The update isn’t pushed to devices on Windows Update, but is only offered through the Microsoft Update Catalog website. This means Windows 7 users need to get it manually to install it on their computers. Most likely, the next monthly rollup shipping in the February Patch Tuesday would also include this fix.

Activation issue also resolved

Earlier this week, Microsoft also resolved an issue that many associated with the release of monthly rollup KB4480970 and causing activation failures on volume licensed Windows 7 KMS clients.

Microsoft says this issue has nothing to do with the Windows 7 monthly rollup and it was just a coincidence that the activation error appeared after this update became available.

“The timing of this issue coincides with the release of the January updates (KB4480960 and KB4480970) that were released on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. These events are not related. The issue has been corrected on the backend Microsoft Activation and Validation servers. If you are affected by this issue, please follow the guidance in the Knowledge Base Help article, KB4487266,” it says.

The monthly rollup continues to be available for Windows 7 devices on Windows Update.

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