• Here comes February’s valentines of patches

    Here we go again with a bundle of updates.

    Remember our mantra – to pause, ponder, wait and in general see what the side effects are first.

    Windows servers are still getting Internet Explorer updates!  So IE is not quite dead.  Yet.

    Remember Windows 7 is officially out of support so if you are still using it, please do not be using it to surf, browse, etc ensure that you are using it in isolation away from the Internet. 0Patch is an option for those of you.

    Remember as well that the “disable IE” is only on Windows 10 and comes through an Edge update  NOT an Internet Explorer update.

    Links for discussion on this month’s updates:

    Dustin Childs’ blog



    Trending issues:  Seeing reports that Server 2022 booting issues see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/90947  “Also having this issue on 2 Win 2022 servers after applying KB5022842. Disabling Secure Boot on the VM “fixed” it for now. ESXi 7.0.3, 20842708″

    I can personally report that the removal of Internet Explorer in Edge is breaking remote deposit with the Bank of America website.  It doesn’t recognize the scanner driver on Edge, it does on Chrome.

    For those of you that are IT admins be aware of:

    Updates released February 14, 2023 or later might not be offered from some Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers to Windows 11, version 22H2. The updates will download to the WSUS server but might not propagate further to client devices. Affected WSUS servers are only those running Windows Server 2022 which have been upgraded from Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019. This issue is caused by the accidental removal of required Unified Update Platform (UUP) MIME types during the upgrade to Windows Server 2022 from a previous version of Windows Server. This issue might affect security updates or feature updates for Windows 11, version 22H2. Microsoft Configuration Manager is not affected by this issue.


    To mitigate this issue, please see Adding file types for Unified Update Platform on premises.

    We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.