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  • Big batch of patches just dropped

    Posted on March 15th, 2016 at 13:30 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I count seven patches for .NET on Windows Embedded, and 39 40 separate non-security patches. But I might be off by one or two.

    No rest for the weary.

    Here’s the list. I don’t see anything that’ll be of interest to most Windows users, but admins may want to take a look. (One KB hasn’t been posted yet.)

    Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades

    DNS records get deleted when you delete the scope on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based DHCP server

    Update that supports Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols in Windows (for Windows Embedded 8 Standard) – original version released Jan. 19

    Can’t connect to the desktop of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 from a remote desktop at low screen resolution

    Licensing servers become deadlocked under high load in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Texas Instruments xHCI USB controllers may encounter a hardware issue on large data transfers in Windows 8.1

    KB 3115224 (No description yet, but the KB article should eventually appear at

    Update improves port exhaustion identification in Windows Server 2012 R2

    DPM filter driver can’t track changes on CSV or VM setting files can’t be online in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Virtual machines don’t respond to your operation in SCVMM in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Update to add Discrete Device Assignment support for Azure that runs on Windows Server 2012 R2-based guest VMs

    DNSSEC validation fails when incorrect response to DNSKEY query is sent on Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS server

    BitLocker can’t encrypt drives and the service crashes in svchost.exe process in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (only applies to FIPS mode-enabled machines)

    Memory leak in RPCSS and DcomLaunch services in Windows 8.1 or Windows Serer 2012 R2

    Explorer.exe may crash when you play back an MPEG-4 file in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    Windows Azure VMs don’t recover from a network outage and data corruption issues occur

    LBFO Dynamic Teaming mode may drop packets in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Get-StorageReliabilityCounter doesn’t report correct values of temperature in Windows Server 2012 R2

    “VSS_E_PROVIDER_VETO” error occurs when VSS restore fails in Windows Server 2012

    VSS restore fails when you use ResyncLuns VSS API in Windows Server 2012 R2-based failover cluster

    “0x00000027” Stop error and unexpected restart in Windows Server 2012

    Files are corrupted on deduplicated volumes that were created as NTFS-compressed in Windows Server 2012 R2

    “File contents” option is always selectable, Start screen becomes blank, or computer freezes when startup in Windows 8.1 (could explain why Win 8.1 users aren’t getting good search results)

    Deduplication filter marks files as deleted incorrectly and data corruption occurs on Windows Server 2012 R2 file server

    Access to Internet is denied because proxy settings are overwritten in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    DirectAccess client receives incorrect response to reverse lookup query from a Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS64 server

    Tracert command doesn’t receive responses when you trace resources on Internet through Windows Server 2012 R2 HNV GW

    High CPU load on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server because NAT keep-alive timer isn’t cleaned up

    0x1E Stop error when you restart or shut down a computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (RAID problem)

    Print job fails if Creator Owner is removed from Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012

    Hyper-V guest may freeze when it is running failover cluster service together with shared VHDX in Windows Server 2012 R2

    MSI repair doesn’t work when MSI source is installed on an HTTP share in Windows (“MSI repair no longer works after you install update 3000988 or update 3008627”)

    March 2016 WAU (Windows Anytime Upgrade) update for Windows 8.1 (“This update removes the commerce specific entry points for WAU since it’s no longer supported for Windows 8.1.”)

    “0x00000133” Stop error after you install hotfix 3061460 in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Conflicting files on the desktop when Work Folders are installed in Windows 8.1 (“You see many unresolved file conflicts on your desktop. The conflicting files are shortcuts on the desktop folder redirected to Work Folders.”)

    “0x0000009F” Stop error when a Windows VPN client computer is shutdown with an active L2TP VPN connection

    MinDiffAreaFileSize doesn’t work on Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows Server backup fails despite sufficient free space on target volume in Windows Server 2012 R2

    System becomes unresponsive because filter manager leaks nonpaged pool allocations in Windows Server 2012

    “0x00000001” Stop error when a shared VHDX file is accessed in Windows Server 2012 R2-based Hyper-V guest