3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 7:13 AM by Zeremon

    Detection error missing KB2934018 for Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Zeremon Rookie

      On systems with Windows 8.1 Update 1 2934018 (KB2919355 release from April 8, 2014), Shavlik Protect (XML data version 2.0.0.7014) reports KB 2934018 as missing, by stating that "the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2934018~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.5\CurrentState' does not exist." - This is the case with Windows 8.1 Update 1 as well as with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1.

       

      As explained in a WindowsITPro article, "apparently, the KB2919355 release (of) April 8, 2014, includes an update not included with the MSDN/TechNet update available early. Today's release (author's note: i.e. the public release of April 8) has a new file included (KB2934018) not available with the MSDN/TechNet version." Therefore, KB KB2934018 is only necessary for the MSDN/TechNet version installed before April 8.

       

      Did you realize this error and will there be a revised XML any soon?

       

      Thanks

      Klaus Uhr

        • 1. Re: Detection error missing KB2934018 for Windows 8.1 Update 1
          SupportEmployee

          Hi Klaus,

           

          What happens if you deploy the patch? Does it fail to install, or does it put the regkey into place that the detection is expecting?

           

          Thanks

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          • 2. Re: Detection error missing KB2934018 for Windows 8.1 Update 1
            Zeremon Rookie

            Ok, I give up in view of the mess Microsoft has done with the early MSDN download of the Windows 8.1 Update and subsequent replacements. Citing an infoworld article:  "Many people who installed Win 8.1 Update from the MSDN download last week are complaining that they're being offered a new patch, KB 2934018. Moreover, one of the patches in the MSDN download, KB 2949621-v2, doesn't exist on the Windows Update site. Apparently, Microsoft swapped KB 2949621-v2 in last's week's MSDN download package for the newer KB 2934018 and didn't tell anybody. The result is confusing, at best." (I can emphasize the latter!).


            The update we have installed comprises KB 2919442, KB 2919355, KB2932046, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2949621-v2. And so we rightly are offered KB 2934018. Therefore I close this thread and hope the findings may shed some light on the confusion linked to this subject .

            • 3. Re: Detection error missing KB2934018 for Windows 8.1 Update 1
              Zeremon Rookie

              Hi Adam,

               

              Answering your question:

               

              KB 2934018 can be installed flawlessly. Being installed Shavlik Protect doesn't list this Feature Update as missing anymore. Furthermore the previously lacking registry key is now present.

               

              Thanks

               

              Klaus