Microsoft’s latest patch on Tuesday reportedly broke some VMs
Microsoft just released an emergency fix for its latest Patch Tuesday update, which prevented many users from creating new VMs on some Hyper-V hosts.
The issue, which has been reported to affect some users of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022, stems from Updates, KB5021249 or KB5021237 which are installed on Windows Server or Azure Stack HCI hosts.
According to a status update from Microsoft, existing VMs were not affected by the faulty update. However, only new VMs created post-installation are affected.
Microsoft has now provided a fix
Microsoft has now fixed the issue with an out-of-band (OOB) update that was released on December 20, For installation on Hyper-V hosts in your environment. The technology company, however, said that users do not need to install any new updates or make any changes to other servers or client devices in their environment to resolve the issue.
If you want to get the individual package for these out-of-band (OOB) updates, you can search for the KB number. Microsoft Update Catalog.
The company says you can then manually import these updates through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
Patch Tuesday update issues
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Patch Tuesday update in 2022 cause serious problems for users. In December 2022, an update known as KB5019980 was released Database connections that use the Microsoft ODBC SQL Server driver fail.
The Patch Tuesday tradition of weekly updates may not last long, or even forever, though. In much fanfare this year, Microsoft launched a tool that will automatically roll out critical updates for businesses using Windows Update.
Dubbed as Microsoft AutoPatch, Tools for Windows 10 and 11, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Edge All available now for users with Windows E3 and E5 licenses.