Microsoft’s month-to-month Patch Tuesday updates for Home windows are usually meant to repair issues, however that is not the way it all the time goes. January’s updates, launched final week, triggered a handful of issues for companies particularly. Probably the most severe, particularly for individuals nonetheless coping with pandemic-driven remote-work setups, was a bug that broke sure sorts of VPN connections. Microsoft has supplied fixes for this and different points as of immediately, just a few days after acknowledging the issue on its Recognized Points web page.
In keeping with Microsoft’s documentation and reporting from Bleeping Laptop, the VPN connection points affected “IPSEC connections which comprise a Vendor ID,” in addition to L2TP and IPSEC IKE VPN connections in Home windows 10, Home windows 11, and Home windows Server variations 2022, 20H2, 2019, and 2016. Home windows’ built-in VPN shopper appears to be essentially the most generally affected, however third-party VPN purchasers utilizing these sorts of connections may additionally run into the error.
The newest spherical of Patch Tuesday updates additionally triggered some issues for Home windows Server, together with surprising reboots for area controllers and failed boots for Hyper-V digital machines. These issues have all been resolved by different out-of-band patches, although not earlier than inflicting issues for beleaguered IT admins.
Microsoft has additionally resolved an issue that triggered ReFS-formatted drives to not present up in any respect or to indicate up as uncooked, unformatted disks. Microsoft has additionally mounted this downside, although not earlier than blaming the issue on the “unsupported” use of ReFS on detachable drives. The ReFS filesystem was supported within the client variations of Home windows for just a few years, although Microsoft eliminated the power to create ReFS drives just a few years in the past, limiting it to servers and the enterprise editions of Home windows.