Windows 7/Server 2008 R2; Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2: Updates (10. Januar 2023)

Windows[German]For Windows 7 and 8.1 Ssecurity updates were released for the last time. The Windows Server counterparts 2008 R2 and 2012/R2 also received security updates on patchday. Here is an overview of these updates for Windows 7/8.1 and the corresponding Windows Server versions 2008 R2 and 2012/R2.


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Note the notes on the installation order for Windows Server that Microsoft provides in the KB articles.

Updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

A rollup and a 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.

KB5022352 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB5022352 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) contains improvements and fixes, and addresses the following issues.

  • Authentication might fail after you set the higher 16-bits of the msds-SupportedEncryptionTypes attribute. This issue might occur if encryption types are not set or if RC4 Encryption type is disabled on the domain.
  • Starting in this release, we are displaying a modal dialog box to remind users about the End of Support for Windows 8.1 in January 2023. This reminder does not appear on managed devices that run Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
  • Resolves a known issue that affects apps that use Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to connect to databases. The connection might fail. You might also receive an error in the app, or you might receive an error from the SQL Server.

Again, the ODBC driver bug has been fixed (although there are indications that the bug continues to occur). In addition, a bug in the encryption has been fixed. 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 KB5018922) must be installed beforehand – whereby this SSU cannot be uninstalled. Problems in connection with the update are mentioned in the support article.

KB5022346 (Security-only update) for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

Update KB5022346 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) aaddresses the same issues as the rollup update above. The update is distributed via WSUS (but not via Windows Update) or is available from the Microsoft Update Catalog. If installing, install the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB5018922 beforehand. Known issues are listed in the support article.

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.


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KB5022348 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows Server 2012

Update KB5022348 (Monthly Rollup for Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard) contains improvments and fixes. The update addresses the following issues:

  • Authentication might fail after you set the higher 16-bits of the msds-SupportedEncryptionTypes attribute. This issue might occur if encryption types are not set or if RC4 Encryption type is disabled on the domain.
  • Resolves a known issue that affects apps that use Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to connect to databases. The connection might fail. You might also receive an error in the app, or you might receive an error from the SQL Server.

This update is available from the Microsoft Update Catalogand via WSUS. In case of a manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU KB5016263)) must be installed beforehand – whereby this SSU can no longer be uninstalled. Issues related to the update are indicated in the KB article.

KB5022343 (Security-only update) for Windows Server 2012

Update KB5022343 (Security-only for Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard) contains improvements and fixes, addresses the same issues as the rollup update above. The update is available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS. If installing, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU KB5016263) must be installed beforehand – although this SSU cannot be uninstalled. This update has the same known issues as the updates listed above.

Updates foür Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

A rollup and a security-only update have been released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. However, these updates are only available for systems with ESU license (1st,2nd and 3rd year complete). The update history for Windows 7 can be found on this Microsoft page.

The update installation requires either a valid ESU license for 2021, or ESU Bypass v11 (see). It will now be exciting to see if the security updates for Windows Embedded POSReady 7, which will be provided until 2024, can be installed. In addition, ACROS Security offers micropatches to secure until 2025 (see 0patch secures Microsoft Edge for Windows 7/Server 2008/2012/R2 until Jan. 2025).

KB5022338 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB5022338 (Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains (besides the security fixes from the previous month) improvements and bug fixes and addresses the same issues as the update for Windows Server 2012. This update is automatically downloaded and installed via Windows Update. However, the package is also available via Microsoft Update Catalog and is distributed via WSUS. Details about the requirements and known issues can be found in the KB article.

KB5022339 (Security Only) for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB5022339 (Security-only update) sis available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with ESU license. The update addresses the same issues as the updates for Windows Server 2012 R2. The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog. To install the update, you must meet the prerequisites listed in the KB article and in the Rollup Update above. The update has the known bugs described in the KB article. Make sure to install the latest Servicing Stack Update beforehand.

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4 Responses to Windows 7/Server 2008 R2; Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2: Updates (10. Januar 2023)

  1. Chris says:

    I'm facing errors (0x80240022) while trying to download updates for Windows 2012 R2 servers. I have SSU KB5018922 all over the place and still can't patch any of Windows 2012/R2 servers.

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