Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WannaCry Ramsonware– KB4012212 Fails to Install

By now, 99% of the world knows what Malware means and that’s WannaCry fault.
Also, you know that to prevent to get caught by this malware/virus you should install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 and obviously, be sure you’re antivirus is up-to-date.

Now, in some cases you may not be able to install KB4012212 (which is the hotfix for Windows 7 O.S), just getting a “Failed to Install” error.

In a deeper look, you’ll find that you cannot install the update because of error code (or exit code) with something like “Access Denied”.
This could happen even if your a member of a local administrators group.

After some investigation and finally with the help of Microsoft Support, the issue was solved!

So, follow this steps:

  • Start –> Run –> dcomcnfg
  • Expand Component Services –> Computers
  • Right-click My Computer and than Properites
  • Select Default Properties tab
  • Now, make sure you’ve this configuration
  • Restart your machine, cross fingers and try to install KB4012212 again

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