Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 patching error borks users’ systems

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A trouble with the way that Microsoft unveiled some of this week’s Patch Tuesday updates brought on some users’ PCs and servers to blue monitor, dangle and/or are unsuccessful to reboot.

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MJ Foley

Updates Microsoft issued for Windows 10 1703 (Windows 10 Creators Update), Windows 10 1607 (Windows 10 Anniversary Update) and Windows Server 2016 brought on havoc for a range of company customers who deployed them as section of the October 10 Patch Tuesday launch. The updates causing the challenges after set up ended up KB4041676 and KB4041691.

It apparently was not the patches themselves, but the reality Microsoft unintentionally published to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Heart Configuration Manager each Cumulative and Delta updates that could be installed on machines collectively that brought on the challenges. As Microsoft would not publish Delta updates to Microsoft Update, this trouble should not have afflicted buyers, supplied they never use WSUS and Configuration Manager.

As Microsoft discussed in an posting on its docs.com website, “If you approve and deploy the same model of the Delta and Cumulative update, you will not only crank out additional community traffic because each will be downloaded to the Pc, but you may possibly not be in a position to reboot your computer to Windows after restart.”

There are measures those people afflicted can acquire to get their devices doing work yet again that are comprehensive in that same posting on the Microsoft docs.com website.

A further website, DeploymentBunny.com, has some additional possibilities for those people who cannot reboot after each the Cumulative and Delta updates ended up used collectively. This a single, WorkingHardinIT.Perform, measures by means of using DISM (the Deployment Image Servicing and Management command-line device) to eliminate the updates.

Consumers must implement the Cumulative Updates only and not the Delta updates. Customers must very clear the cache on WSUS so the Delta updates won’t show up.

I have questioned Microsoft for even further info as to who was afflicted and any other additional measures it is advising users to acquire. In response, a spokesperson sent the following assertion:

“Some customers may possibly have professional difficulties in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) deployment of KB 4041676 and KB 4041691, which has been solved. Most customers acquire updates from Windows and Microsoft Update, and ended up not afflicted.”

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