Question about uninstalling Defender and KB4467684 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I apologize ahead of time if this is the wrong group to ask this question, but I have not had any luck with my own searching…

    Have any of you run into an issue uninstalling Windows Defender from a Windows 10 and/or Server 2016 box?  The CBS.LOG file shows these two errors:

    2020-10-23 07:28:38, Info CBS Failed to pin deployment while resolving Update: Package_6819_for_KB4467684~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ from file: (null) [HRESULT = 0x80073701 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING]

    2020-10-23 07:28:38, Info CBS Failed to bulk stage deployment manifest and pin deployment for package:Package_7383_for_KB4561616~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ [HRESULT = 0x80073701 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING]

    I do see that KB4467684 is no longer available in the Microsoft Update Catalog, but it was superseded by KB4465659, which IS available (and which the customer DOES have installed).  I also see that KB4132216 is a prerequisite for KB4465659, and my customer also has that installed.

    My question to the group is: would you recommend uninstalling KB4465659, then uninstalling Windows Defender, then reinstalling 4465659?  This is one of the customer’s production servers, so we’re trying to minimize the number of reboots/downtime, if possible.  Thank you.
    Friday, October 23, 2020 2:04 PM