June 2022 Patchday issues (part 2): RDP, VPN, WLAN, hotspot connection and more

Windows[German]The security updates released on June 14, 2022, closed numerous vulnerabilitiesholes. But there are also a number of issues, for example with VMs and when using ESET security solutions. I had given a first review in the blog post June 2022 patch day review: Windows update issues, Intel vulnerability, documentation fails. But there are more problems, for example in the area of wifi, VPN, hotspot or with Outlook links. Here is some information on the topic.


Internet connection issues: VPN, Wi-Fi, Hotspot

I got a couple of reportes about issues with Internet connections after update installation, naming problems with LAN, VPN, Wi-Fi HotSpot. Here are some comments:

Ajay Shah: After this update facing a lot of issues with network connections, Lan , wifi, VPN not working properly. lan & mobile hotspot not working at the same time. A lot of websites not opening. even the Microsoft support website is also not opening

ME: Yes! This update brakes LAN, VPN, wifi hot spot! What a shame!!!!!!!

Ryan: Confirmed, the built in mobile hotspot feature breaks web pages from being loaded on the hosting device. DNS resolution still happens, and pings work, even google searches, but no pages will load unless mobile hotspot is turned off. Devices that connect to the hotspot work fine.

Moo: Same here, LAN connection does not work anymore, as soon as I activate my mobile hotspot in Windows 10. Works for months without problem. Since this patchday it is broken.

In this comment to my patchday review, there are references to this entry and this discussion on askwoody.com on the same topic. The colleagues at deskmodder.de mention that Microsoft has already documented this. This affects:

After installing KB5014697, Windows devices might be unable use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. When attempting to use the hotspot feature, the host device might lose the connection to the internet after a client device connects.

Workaround: To mitigate the issue and restore internet access on the host device, you can disable the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.

  • Client: Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 SP1
  • Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2008 SP2

So again the full program – Microsoft is investigating and wants to fix it with an upcoming update.

Outlook links no longer work?

Currently, it's just a single message that I have. In this German comment Kevin reports issues with links in Outlook:

In our case, since the last update, links can no longer be clicked directly in Outlook. Unfortunately I can't find any further info about this. Does anyone here know more about this bug in the updates? Thanks!

Is this possibly related to the deactivation of IE – i.e. when opening links in Outlook, there is a step via IE that still has to be switched manually?

I get the error message "Organization policies prevent this action from completing. ….."

From what I know, IE 11 isn't disabled/removed yet. m.W. nicht deaktiviert, das kann es also nicht sein. Ad hoc I can think of the article Outlook 2010: Vorgang wegen Beschränkungen abgebrochen. Got then some feedback here, that resetting the protocol defaults in Outlook and, if necessary, Edge browser have helped every time so far. Also an uninstalled IE 11 may the root cause.


RDP gateway roles bug fixed?

For months there have been problems with the Remote Desktop Gateway roles on Windows Servers – I had mentioned this in the blog post Windows Server: Open issues from March 2022 Updates (KB5011551, KB5011497). Susan Bradley wrote here, that this should be fixed.

May 24, 2022—KB5014021 (OS Build 20348.740) Preview

Addresses an issue that might remove or end Remote Desktop server roles after installing a Windows update.

Found it. They fixed it in the preview so it's rolled up in the June updates.

Can anyone confirm this?

New RDP issues (Win 2012 R2)

Within my German blog, two readers report that there are RDP issues since the June 2022 patchday. Blog reader Christian writes in this comment (I've translated the text):

We have a Win 2012 server where RDP does not work since the patchday. There are indications that it should be due to the Routing and Remote Access role. The VPN functionality doesn't work anymore either. I had to turn the server back to before the patch, then everything worked again. Strange for me is also, if I deactivate the MS-Firewall, I get shortly on the server via RDP, shortly after that the connection is disconnected again. Same thing when I reactivate the firewall. Somehow I can't find anything about this problem on the net…

And a second blog reader confirms this in a reply:

I can only confirm this, on our 2012 R2 after installing KB5014738 RDP does not work anymore, i.e. an RDP session can be opened, but is closed after a short time. There are problems with Routing and Remote Access and above all services, which have Routing and Remote Access in the dependencies, do not work anymore. After uninstalling KB5014738 everything works again as usual.

Anyone with similar experiences?

Paessler PRTG Monitoring Tool fails

There is also this comment from Sebastian reporting, that the WMI query issue described within the article June 2022 patch day review: Windows update issues, Intel vulnerability, documentation fails also affects Paessler PRTG Monitoring Tool:

Dear community,

we use the Paessler PRTG Monitoring Tool and after the June 22 updates we also lost the connection to our customers "probe servers".

The interruption is related to the error in the WMI query described above. We uninstalled the update again and the connection could be restored. We currently have the update service disabled on these servers. Is there already a solution for this?


Similar articles:
Microsoft Security Update Summary (June 14, 2022)
Patchday: Windows 10-Updates (June 14, 2022)
Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022 Updates (June 14, 2022)
Windows 7/Server 2008R2; Windows 8.1/Server 2012R2: Updates (June 14, 2022)
June 2022 patch day review: Windows update issues, Intel vulnerability, documentation fails

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6 Responses to June 2022 Patchday issues (part 2): RDP, VPN, WLAN, hotspot connection and more

  1. Dzuba says:

    I faced the same issue – RDP has broken on a Win 2016 server with RRAS service after installing the June windows updates.

  2. JDub says:

    Similar RDP/RRAS issue as reported with KB5014692 (Server 2019). After install RDP works for <5 minutes then disconnects and won't reconnect. RRAS service would not start. Broke Always On VPN. Uninstalling update looks to have fixed.

  3. Misty Staab says:

    I have had nothing but problems since this update was installed on my laptop. I thought maybe I just needed to restart my computer, but that didn't help. I tried troubleshooting, and it temporarily helped, but it went right back. Basically I have not had internet since the update. It disabled the Wi-Fi 2 adapter and it keeps getting disabled. Every time I go to open a webpage I get an error because I am offline. I finally had to uninstall the update.

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  5. Robin says:

    Same problem as Sebastian mentioning concerning WMI requests in connection with PRTG. Is there any solution?

  6. Kiro says:

    I think that the WMI issue is related to the DCOM hardening:


    June 14, 2022

    Hardening changes enabled by default but with the ability to disable them using a registry key.

  7. Alex says:

    Re: New RDP issues (Win 2012 R2)
    We saw the same thing here.
    RDP and browsing to six servers failed after installation of KB5014738 and reboot.
    Uninstalling the update and rebooting fixed the problem.

    We read about a possible workaround using the CertificateMappingMethods in the registry, but have not tried it yet.

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