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  • Microsoft acknowledges yet another bug in this month’s Win10 1809 cumulative update, this one with Windows Deployment Services server and PXE

    Posted on March 19th, 2019 at 09:12 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    An anonymous poster raised the red flag a few hours ago.

    KB article 4898499 now says:

    After installing this update, there may be issues using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to start a device from a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server configured to use Variable Window Extension. This may cause the connection to the WDS server to terminate prematurely while downloading the image. This issue does not affect clients or devices that are not using Variable Window Extension.

    There are three manual solutions offered.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    You really gotta wonder who’s testing this stuff – and, in this case, why it took almost a week to acknowledge the problem, which appears to happen on every Windows Deployment Service server with VWE.