[German]It seems, that Update KB4517211 for Windows 10 Version 1809 and KB4522015 for Windows 10 Version 1903 breaks older Versions of VMware workstation. This virtualization software can’t launch after installing this patch.
Update KB4517211/KB4522015 for Windows 10
Update KB4522015 has been released on September 23, 2019 for Windows 19 V1809 – and Update KB4517211 has been released on September 26, 2019 für Windows 10 Version 1903. These are security updates for Internet Explorer, released to mitigate a vulnerability in scripting. Update KB452201 has been available only via Microsoft Update Catalog, but it is causing several issues (see the knows issues section of KB4522015 and link list below). Update KB4517211 has been released also via Windows Update.
Issues with VMware workstation
Shortly after I’ve published the article Windows 10: Issues with Updates KB4522015, KB4522016 / KB4517211 (Sept. 2019) I got a user comment mentions issues with Vmware workstation. German blog reader Kay wrote:
old versions of VMware Workstation no longer work after KB4522015 update
There is a thread at reddit.com, where a user wrote ‘Cannot run VMware WS Pro 14 after KB4517211’. He posted the following screen shot.
One user wrote, that it has something to do with changes in Hyper-V and may be present since the release of Windows 10 version 1903. Maybe the patch changes something in kernel isolation. We have this issue also in Windows 10 Version 1809. Other users has confirmed this issue. There is also a thread at VMware forum, where this issue has been discussed.
Windows 10 KB4517211 Stops VM workstation 12 From Starting
After installing this Windows update “KB4517211” VMWare workstation 12 no longer starts. Had to delete update….
Other users has confirmed this issue caused by Windows 10 V1903 update KB4517211:
We got the same issue but I don’t think that it is a good solution to just remove this update. Is there any other known fix for this issue?
There is also a Microsoft Answers forum thread about this issue. The issue affects several versions of VMware workstation installed on Windows 10 Version 1903. At tensforum.com a user describes a workaround for VMware workstation 14. To do this, unzip the file sysmain.zip and copy it into the folder:
Windows: Vulnerabilities in IE and Defender (09/23/2019)
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