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Offline Willy2

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Register more system files
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:16:13 AM »
- This year MS issued a new "Servicing Stack Update" (SSU) for Windows 7 (KB 4516655). As a result Windows Repair needs to increase the amount of files it registers (think: REGSVR32 .............. ). The 2 files that need to be added to that list ("Register System Files") are:

     Apss.dll
     Apircl.dll

Both files are in the "system32" and "syswow64" folder(s).

- I have another question. Windows 7 has a folder called "....\system32\advancedinstallers". Do the *.dll files in that folder also need to registered ?

Source for the information/question provided above:

https://support.microsoft.com/nl-nl/help/4516655/compatibility-update-for-installing-windows-7-sp1-and-server-2008-r2

The webpage above contains a list with all the file that are updated/installed in this "SSU update" (KB 4516655).

- There are other files is this repair ("Register System files") that are registered but the registration fails because WR targets the wrong folder. But I will reporrt that later, in a second post.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 10:15:49 AM by Willy2 »

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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 09:08:43 AM »
Thanks, Willy - I'll pass this onto Shane.
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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 10:50:59 AM »
- Correction: the weblink for the english (US !!!) version of the webpage (with info on KB 4516655) is. The link contains a list which (new) files are included:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4516655/compatibility-update-for-installing-windows-7-sp1-and-server-2008-r2

- The weblink below provides the details of what the latest SSU update is that is available (think: KB numbers) for the different Windows versions (Win 7, Win 8 & Win 10) and the file names that are involved:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV990001

(Recommendation: check this link every say 6 months for changes in the extra files needed to be added to WR).

E.g. the latest SSU for Windows 8 is called KB 4512938:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512938/compatibility-update-for-installing-windows-8-1-rt-and-server-2012-r2


- Articles on the SSU say that these updates are needed for Windows Update. Then the question becomes: Should these extra files be included (think: registered) in the "Windows Update" repair as well ?

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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 01:11:12 PM »
I included a link to your thread in my email to Shane so he should see your update.

He may not get back to me on this and just modify WR for a new release if required.
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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 02:58:19 PM »
Shane is going to check for any side effects and if okay, will add to the program.
Tom.

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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »
- Please wait a little bit with issueing a new WR version. I am still busy working on another Update (KB 4474419 for Win 7) that Windows Update needs. It introduces the SHA-2 algorithm to Windows Update and this update seems to come with a bunch of new files (to be registered ??) as well.

- More info:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4474419/sha-2-code-signing-support-update

The second link provides info on what (new ??) files are being used/installed/re-installed to make SHA-2 possible. Only a small number of those files don't respond with an error when I try to register those files with the REGSVR32 command in MSDOS.

- Does Win 8 also need to register those updated files ? Or does one of the DISM commands take care of that ?
- I am also still busy with some other bugs in WR where the program targets the wrong folder(s).(See my 1st post in this thread).
- To be continued !!

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Re: Register more system files
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 12:34:19 AM »
I'll pass this update on to Shane.
Tom.