An out-of-band update was released by Microsoft. Its aim was to fix some issues which were caused by last week’s monthly patching cycle on Patch.

Some security reconstructions were provided in the January update in Windows 11 and Windows 10. However, unexpectedly there were problems such as restarting the Domain Controller and VPN connections using L2TP failing.

The biggest problem was being stuck in a boot loop of Windows Server 2012 while some other versions experienced broken Windows VPN clients. Not only that but some hard drivers appeared as RAW format or unusable. A major number of IT admins were obliged to return the previous updates and that action caused many servers to be vulnerable.

IT admins are provided with access to Microsoft’s update catalog which gives them an opportunity to load into Windows Server Update Services. However, the admins are in a situation where they have to manually download and load the OOB update as it is not included in the WSUS catalog. On Twitter, Windows Update’s page posted: 

“An out-of-band update has been released to address issues related to VPN connectivity, Windows Server Domain Controllers restarting, Virtual Machine start failures, and ReFS-formatted removable media failing.”

However, if you click the Windows Update icon on your computer, you may find some of these fixes available for Windows 11 and Windows 10 as an optional update.

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Nikoleta Yanakieva Editor at DevStyleR International