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Detect and uninstall hotfixes

June 16, 2016

There seem to be a broken patch KB3159398 which was released this Tuesday, it breaks GPO processing which can cause a lot of headache!

Source: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e2ebead9-b30d-4789-a151-5c7783dbbe34/patch-tuesday-kb3159398

I’ve made a script which lets you check if this hotfix is installed and also let’s you uninstall it. Replace the KBxxxxxxx with the KB number and run from elevated Powershell to see if it is installed. If you want the script to uninstall the hotfix silently, set $uninstall to $true.

$uninstall = $false # change to $true to uninstall hotfix
$hotfixID = ‘KBxxxxxxx’ #Hotfix KB-number to check, use ‘ quotation marks
Get-HotFix $hotfixID
if ($uninstall -eq $true)
Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {wusa.exe /uninstall /KB:($hotfixID -replace ‘KB’,”) /quiet /norestart} #Uninstall quietly and does not prompt for reboot


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