Are the Windows VPN, RRAS, Wi-Fi hotspot issues fixed Windows with preview updates from June 23, 2022?

Windows[German]As of June 23, 2022, Microsoft has indeed released preview updates for Windows 10 V1809 /Windows Server 2019, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Nothing is noted in the support article for these updates, but Microsoft states on the Windows Health status pages of various Windows versions that issues reported here on the blog (RDP, VPN, WLAN, Hotspot feature) have been fixed in the Hotspot part. Here is some information about this issue.


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The VPN, WLAN, Hotspot issues

As a result of the security updates released on June 14, 2022, numerous users here on the blogs and on the Internet have reported problems with VPN, WLAN, Hotspot. Microsoft confirmed that the following systems:

  • 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

are affected, and investigated the problem. I had taken this up in the blog post June 2022 Patchday issues (part 2): RDP, VPN, WLAN, hotspot connection and more.

Preview Updates for Windows (June 23, 2022)

As of June 23, 2022, Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update for Windows Server 2022, in addition to preview updates for Windows 10 V1809 /Windows Server 2019) and Windows 11. The updates are:

  • Preview Update KB5014665 for Windows Server 2022
  • Preview Update KB5014668 for Windows 11
  • Preview Update KB5014669 for Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC, Windows 10 IoT Core 2019 LTSC, Windows Server 2019

I addressed the updates mentioned in the blog post Windows 10, 11, Server: Preview Updates June 23, 2022, but didn't read anything ad-hoc about a fix in the descriptions of the fixes (the German support article hasn't been updated at that time). For the preview update KB5014668 for Windows 11, the support article still mentions a known issue that when trying to use the hotspot feature, the host device may lose connection to the Internet after a client device connects. But the English support pages has an additional note: Addresses a known issue that might prevent you from using the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.

Microsoft reports the hotspot fix

I became aware of this post from the colleagues at Bleeping Computer. There spotted that the preview updates would fix VPN, RDP, RRAS and Wi-Fi issues. For reference, the three entries [1, 2, 3] titled Unable to connect to internet when using Wi-Fi hotspot feature in the Windows health dashboard of the three Windows versions mentioned above are given. The entry states:


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After installing KB5014697, Windows devices might be unable to 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.

Resolved KB5014668 022-06-23, 14:00 PT

Depending on the Windows version, of course, a different KB contribution is given.

RRAS problem also fixed?

Microsoft confirmed the problem with RRAS servers to Bleeping Computer and the colleagues write here that temporarily disabling the NAT function on RRAS servers helps with this problem. Bleeping Computer quotes an administrator here with the following words:

Microsoft released a fix for the RRAS/VPN issues today in the form of the 2022-06 Preview cumulative update. I have tested it and it appears to fix the issues.

Microsoft has not confirmed this publicly yet. Can anyone say anything about this?

Similar articles:
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
June 2022 Patchday issues (part 2): RDP, VPN, WLAN, hotspot connection and more
June 2022 updates: Issues with RDP on Windows, BlackBerry UEM BSCP as cause?
Windows 10, 11, Server: Preview Updates June 23, 2022


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3 Responses to Are the Windows VPN, RRAS, Wi-Fi hotspot issues fixed Windows with preview updates from June 23, 2022?

  1. Susan E Bradley says:

    The acknowledgement is in the Server 2022 version "Addresses a known issue that prevents Windows servers that use the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) from correctly directing internet traffic. Devices that connect to the server might not connect to the internet, and servers might lose connection to the internet after a client device connects to them."

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