Category Archives: Windows

Windows Defender Application Control: Recommended blocking rules (May 2022)

[German]In Windows 10 and Windows 11, Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) and AppLocker are available as features in the enterprise variants (Windows 10/11 Enterprise) as security features (see this post). Now, Microsoft has published a list of recommended blocking rules … Continue reading

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Windows 10 update KB5015019 (5/19/2022) fixes app install error 0xC002001B

[German]The April and May 2022 cumulative updates could cause error 0xC002001B to occur on Windows 10 20H2 – 21H2 when installing apps from the Store. In addition, there were cases where the apps stopped launching. Microsoft released unscheduled updates on … Continue reading

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Windows out-of-band updates dated May 19, 2022 fail on AD DC authentication bug in NPS environments

[German]Microsoft has released out-of-band updates for supported versions of Windows Server, effective May 19, 2022, to address issues caused by the May 10, 2022 security updates. This includes fixing the Active Directory authentication issue on domain controllers. However, I have … Continue reading

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Windows Server 20H2 reaches end of support in August 2022

[German]Quick reminder for administrators who support Windows Server 20H2 installations. Microsoft has announced the end of support for this server version for August 9, 2022. After that, Windows Server 20H2 will no longer receive updates. At the same time, the … Continue reading

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Windows out-of-band updates (05/19/2022) fixes AD authentication error and Store installation error

[German]Microsoft has released a series of unscheduled updates (out-of-band updates) for supported versions of Windows (client and server) as of May 19, 2022, to correct issues caused by the May 10 security updates. These include the Active Directory authentication issue … Continue reading

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Windows 11 21H2 in broad rollout, 22H2 coming soon, new desktop search for Insiders, and more

[German]There's a lot going on with Windows 11 these days – and the new version 22H2 could be ready in the next few days. In addition, Microsoft has released the previous Windows 11 version 21H2 for broad distribution on May … Continue reading

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Windows 10 21H2: Does Update KB5014023 fixes profile issues caused by May 2022 patches?

[German]Question for Windows 10 users: Is anyone experiencing issues with user profiles on Windows 10 21H2 after installing the May 10, 2022 security updates? Microsoft may already be working on a fix, which is being tested with Windows Insiders via … Continue reading

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0Patch fixes vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-26809 and CVE-2022-22019) in Windows

[German]The ACROS Security team around founder Mitja Kolsek has released a micro patch to close the Remote Procedure Call Runtime Integer Overflows vulnerabilities CVE-2022-26809 and CVE-2022-22019). The patch is available for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2, up to … Continue reading

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Active Directory Admins: May 2022 updates may force DCs to a boot loop (AltSecID attribute set on krbtgt)

[German]Today a short information for administrators of Active Directory Domain Controllers under Windows Server, who still have to apply the security updates for May 2022. I have come across the information that there is a bug that leads to nasty … Continue reading

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Nvidia security updates for Kepler GTX 700/600 GPU WHQL driver (473.47) released

[German]Nvidia has released a security update for the graphics driver of the Kepler GeForce GPUs on May 16, 2022, as you can read on this website. The new GeForce WHQL driver has the version 473.47 and is available for Windows … Continue reading

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