Patchday: Windows 8.1/Server 2012-Updates (December 14, 2021)

Windows[German]On December 14, Microsoft released various updates for Windows 8.1. However, these security updates are also available for Windows Server 2012 R2. Here is some information on the Monthly Rollup and Security only updates for these operating systems.


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Updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
A rollup and security-only update have been released for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update history for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 can be found on this Microsoft page.

KB5008263 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB5008263 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) contains improvements and fixes, and addresses the following issues.

  • Update to support the cancellation of daylight savings time (DST) for 2021 for the Republic of Fiji.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent apps, such as Kaspersky apps, from opening after you attempt to repair or update the apps using the Microsoft Installer (MSI).

This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS. If installing manually, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU KB5001403) must be installed beforehand – although this SSU cannot be uninstalled.

Microsoft is aware of the following issue related to the update: Certain operations, such as renaming, that you perform for files or folders on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error "STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)". This occurs when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node from a process that does not have administrator privileges. The KB article suggests a workaround to fix this. Details can be found in the KB article.

KB5008285 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB5008285 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) addresses the same issues as update KB5008263. The update is distributed via WSUS (but not via Windows Update) or is available from the Microsoft Update Catalog. In case of a manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB5001403 must be installed beforehand. In addition, the Internet Explorer 11 security update KB5006671 from Oct. 2021 (if not already available) should be installed.


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Updates for Windows Server 2012

A rollup and a security-only update have been released for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. The update history for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 can be found on this Microsoft page.

KB5008277 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows Server 2012

Update KB5008277 (Monthly Rollup for Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard) contains improvements and fixes, and addresses the same issues as update KB5008263. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS. In case of a manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU KB5001401) has to be installed before – whereas this SSU cannot be uninstalled. This update is known to have the same problems as the updates listed above.

KB5008255 (Security-only update) for Windows Server 2012

Update KB5008255 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard) ecurity Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard) addresses the same issues as update KB5007260. The update is distributed via WSUS (but not via Windows Update) or is available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. In case of a manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB5001401 must be installed first. In addition, if not already available, the Internet Explorer 11 security update KB5006671 from Oct. 2021 should be installed.

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