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  • MS-DEFCON 1: Business patchers be on alert

    Posted on January 12, 2022 at 10:21 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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    ISSUE 19.02.1 • 2022-01-12

    MS-DEFCON 1

    By Susan Bradley

    For those running a network with a domain controller, the side effects this month are extreme. Don’t patch.

    MS-DEFCON 1 is a very rare occurrence. When I raise the level that high, it’s because I’m seeing critical issues with patches.

    Microsoft has a technology called Active Directory that allows workstations to authenticate with a “domain controller.” This month’s updates are causing such drastic issues with domain controllers that they can become stuck in a boot loop. That is definitely an MS-DEFCON 1 condition. You should not release patches.

    Anyone can read the full AskWoody Plus Alert 19.02.1 (2022-01-12).