Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Updates For Critical Issues

In response to multiple issues caused by January's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released new updates for almost all supported Windows operating systems.

In the last week, reports have been coming in of multiple issues with Microsoft's latest updates, like much of the world, Microsoft's QA department seems to have taken some time off for the holidays resulting in issues with VPN connectivity, Windows server domain controllers restarting by themselves, VMs failing to start and ReFS-formatted removable media failing to mount after installing last week's Patch Tuesday.

Most out-of-band updates are available through Windows Update, but only as an optional update. Updates for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 are only available using the Microsoft Update Catalog. Bleepingcomputer reports Microsoft has released the following updates to resolve the issues:

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2: KB5010799
  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2: KB5010798
  • Windows Server 2012: KB5010797 (Only available through Update Catalog)
  • Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2: KB5010794 (Only available through Update Catalog)
  • Windows 10, version 1507: KB5010789
  • Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016: KB5010790
  • Windows 10, version 1909, Windows Server, version 1909: KB5010792
  • Windows 10, version 20H1, Windows Server, version 20H1: KB5010793
  • Windows 10, version 20H2, Windows Server, version 20H2: KB5010793
  • Windows 10, version 21H1: KB5010793
  • Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5010793
  • Windows Server 2022: KB5010796
  • Windows 11: KB5010795

Run the Patch Tuesday January 2022 Audit Report

To help manage your update progress, we've updated the Patch Tuesday Audit Report that checks if the assets in your network are on the latest patch updates. The report has been color-coded to see at a glance which machines are up-to-date and which ones still need to be updated. As always, system administrators are urged to update their environment as soon as possible, especially if you're experiencing issues.

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