[English]Administrators of Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials) had the unpleasant experience that the security updates from February 14, 2023 could not be installed, but were aborted with the installation error 0x800F0922. As of February 28, 2023, Microsoft has now released a new Servicing Stack Update (SSU) to fix this installation error.
Error 0x800F0922 with Feb. 2023 update
Microsoft has released security update KB5022899 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) and update KB5022894 (Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) on February 14, 2023. I had reported the details in the blog post Windows 7/Server 2008 R2; Server 2012 R2: Updates (February 14, 2023). Unfortunately, there were two major problems with the update installation as a result.
- The message "Update not suitable for PC" occurred when the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB5018922 dated October 11, 2022 was missing.
- On Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, update KB5022899 aborted installation with installation error 0x800F0922.
I had written about both errors in the blog post Windows Server 20212 R2 (Essentials): Feb. 2023 updates drops install error 0x800F0922. The 0x800F0922 installation error was not fixable by administrators. The background was that Microsoft's AI-powered Extended Support update check incorrectly detected Windows Server 20212 R2 Essentials as unsupported.
The check returned the error Pre IMDS checks failed, Not Eligible, the machine has been classified as "not eligible for the update". For Windows Server 2012 R2 (no matter which variant) this is of course nonsense.
Fix with SSU KB5022922
Then on February 28, 2023, Microsoft released a fix update to address this issue. Chris Wieser pointed it out in this comment (thanks for that).
2023-02 Servicing Stack Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB5022922) Released 2/28/2023
This SSU allowed Feb 2023 Monthly Rollup KB5022899 to install successfully on Server 2012 R2 Essentials
(You will have to unhide this update to see it if you have hidden it)
Servicing Stack Update KB5022922, dated February 28, 2023, makes improvements to the servicing stack, according to Microsoft. Specifically, Microsoft states that the SSU update fixes the following issue:
When you try to install updates released on Feb. 14, 2023, on some editions of Windows Server 2012 R2, the update may not install and you may receive error 0x800F0922 or the error message "The update is not applicable."
So both update installation errors described above are addressed in the SSU. The update is deployed through Windows Update as well as WSUS, but is also available for download from the Microsoft Update Catalog for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro.
There are no prerequisites for applying this update. The server does not need to restart after the update installation. Service stack updates (SSUs) correct the way updates are installed, but can no longer be uninstalled from the device.
Microsoft Security Update Summary (February 14, 2023)
Patchday: Windows 10 Updates (February 14, 2023)
Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022 Updates (February 14, 2023)
Windows 7/Server 2008 R2; Server 2012 R2: Updates (February 14, 2023)
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Exchange Server Security Updates (February 14, 2023)
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