The latest patch Tuesday from Microsoft reportedly broke some VMs, but there is however fix for the said issue. Customers that are spinning up new VMs on Hyper-V are also reported to be affected.
The Latest Patch Tuesday from Microsoft Reportedly Broke Some VMs
Microsoft has just released an emergency fix for its most recent Patch Tuesday update, which reportedly stopped many users from creating new VMs in some Hyper-V hosts.
The said issue which was reported to affect some users of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022, stemmed from the updates, KB5021249 or KB5021237 that are installed on windows servers or Azure Stack HCI hosts.
VMs that are already in existence were not impacted by the faulty update as per the status update from Microsoft. However, only new VMs created post-installation were impacted.
Microsoft Has Now Provided a Fix
Microsoft has now provided a solution to the issue with out-of-band (OOB) updates that were released on December 20, for installation on Hyper-V hosts in your environment. The tech company however said that users do not need to install any new updates or make any form of changes to other servers or client devices in their environment in order to resolve the issue.
In the event that you want to get the standalone package for these out-of-band (OOB) updates, you can make search for the KB number in the Microsoft Update Catalog.
The company says that you can then manually import these updates into Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
Patch Tuesday Update Issues
This is not the first time we have seen a Patch Tuesday update cause serious issues for users in 2022. In December 2022, an update which is known as KB5019980 caused database connections that used the Microsoft ODBC SQL Server driver to fail.
The Patch Tuesday tradition of weekly updates however may not be around for a long time or even forever. Back in jolly of this very year, Microsoft rolled out a tool that will utilize windows update for businesses to automatically roll out important updates.
Dubbed as Microsoft Autopatch, the tool for windows 10 and 11, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Edge are now all available for users with windows E3 and E5 licenses.