WooHoo!! I received a reply on the Microsoft Tech Community post I made:

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I also got a back channel note that indicated that it's possible that this fix will be in the September rollup (Sept 6). With this on the horizon, I'm suspending my workaround activities since there are (klunky) ways to work around it already, including replacing the broken DLLs with good ones. I had just started building an Admin level command line app to do this and also compress the database, but the best of all would be for the problem to go away.