Windows 7/8.1; Server 2008R2/2012R2: Out-of-band Updates with Fixes for Jan. 2022 Patch day Issues (2022/01/17)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released some updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 as well as for their server counterparts on January 17, 2022. These are supposed to fix the DC boot loop problem, as well as the IPSec VPN connection problem, which are caused with the security updates from Jan. 11, 2022. Here is an overview of these special updates for Windows 7/8.1 and the corresponding Windows Server versions 2008 R2 and 2012/R2.


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I had addresses the issue caused by the Windows security updates of January 11, 2022 in the blog post Microsoft Microsoft Januar 2022 Patchday Revisions (2022/01/14). The out-of-band updates of January 17, 2022 are supposed to fix various bugs, according to Microsoft. An overview can be found in the post Windows Out-of-band Updates fixes Jan. 2022 patch day issues (Jan. 17, 2022) zu finden.

KB5010794 for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

Optional update KB5010794 is available for Windows 8.and Windows Server 2012 R2 and addresses the following issues.

  • Virtual machines (VMs) located on a server that has Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enabled fail to start after installing the January 11, 2022 Windows update.
  • Active Directory attributes are not written correctly during a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) modify operation with multiple specific attribute changes.
  • Windows Servers might restart unexpectedly after installing the January 11, 2022 Windows update on domain controllers (DCs).

Microsoft recommends that you have the latest SSU update for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 installed according to ADV990001  before installing under Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 updates. The out-of-band update is offered in the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft writes that there are no known problems in connection with this update.

KB5010797 for Windows Server 2012

Optional update KB5010797 is available for Windows Server version 2012 and corrects the following issues:

  • Virtual computers on a server with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enabled can become Windows after you install the January 11, 2022 update.
  • Active Directory attributes are not written properly during a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) change operation with multiple specific attribute changes.
  • Windows servers restart unexpectedly after installing the January 11, 2022 Windows Domain Controllers (DCs) update.

Microsoft recommends having the latest SSU update for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 installed as per ADV990001 before installing under Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 updates. The special update is offered in the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft writes that there are no known issues related to this update.


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KB5010798 for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Optional update KB5010798 is only available for systems running Windows 7 and for Windows Server version 2008 R2 that have an ESU license. The update addresses the following issues:

  • Active Directory attributes are not written properly during a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) change operation with multiple specific attribute changes.
  • Windows servers restart Windows unexpectedly after the January 11, 2022 Domain Controllers (DCs) update is installed.

The out-of-band update is offered in the Microsoft Update Catalog, and the installation requirements are described in support article KB5010798. Microsoft states that there are no known issues related to this update.

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