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    This topic contains 11 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  windowswarrior 3 days, 6 hours ago.

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    • #2007547 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      We just had a report from @windowswarrior: this issue presented to all affected Servers with the Servicing Stack Update (KB4523208)… this issue pres
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    • #2007583 Reply

      anonymous
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      windowswarrior
      AskWoody Lounger

      I realize I completely neglected in my report to mention the fix we found for this issue, which is congruent with the few other reports I’ve found so far.

      You can interrupt the reboot cycle by selecting Safe Mode boot and then it proceeds to complete the update sequence normally.

      The only other reference articles I’ve found to this point have already been mentioned above. (Thanks!)

      I’ve reviewed the Affected Servers in more depth, and I still cannot discern any noticeable difference between those impacted and those not. At least in our Update progression, the only other update(s) installed on the same date in all 46 instances (got some more asset data, which added a few Servers) of KB4523208 being installed were:

      • 5 Servers – Installed only the SSU prior to the Monthly Scheduled Reboot
      • 38 Servers – Installed KB4515845 (.NET 4.8 September Preview) and the SSU – All 6 Affected Servers fell into this category
      • 3 Servers – Installed KB4514360 (.NET 4.8 September Cumulative) in addition to the Preview and SSU mentioned above

      Of the 6 Affected Servers, 5 were Virtual and 1 was Physical. At this point, I may take just a few days to see if anything else shakes out from this.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by  windowswarrior.
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    • #2007623 Reply

      windowswarrior
      AskWoody Lounger

      You can interrupt the reboot cycle by selecting Safe Mode boot and then it proceeds to complete the update sequence normally.

      Just realized Anon’s solution was actually different from the one I mentioned. Here is the reference article containing the above solution, which also worked for the 6 Servers mentioned:

      https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d1a9bf15-99e9-458f-b942-e387308ad1a6/windows-server-2012-stuck-in-reboot-loop-8220configuring-updates-stage-2-of-4quot?forum=winserver8gen

      Another thing to note is that after returning to a Normal Boot, KB4523208 does show as successfully installed.

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    • #2007674 Reply

      PerthMike
      AskWoody Plus

      Glad I haven’t patched our fleet yet, only just now testing October’s patches.

      We’re almost exclusively non-R2 2012, and we would have been seriously s****ed.

      No matter where you go, there you are.

      • #2007677 Reply

        windowswarrior
        AskWoody Lounger

        Glad to hear this information was helpful to you in making/maintaining a decision!

        I thought it was worth mentioning for sure, since Servicing Stack Updates are typically benign in terms of introducing bugs or causing any sort of downtime for users.

    • #2007871 Reply

      Freeco
      AskWoody Lounger

      No problems on our end, on 143 Win2012s that have been patched in 3 waves so far.
      We patch on a monthly basis, so our changes for this month are:
      KB4523208 SSU
      KB4525246 Quality rollup
      KB4525106 IE11
      KB890830 MSRT
      (and Office 2010/13/16 patches, if present)

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    • #2007873 Reply

      philrandal
      AskWoody Lounger

      We saw it too on a bunch of 2012 (not R2) servers.  The Safe Mode boot worked for us.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  philrandal.
    • #2007934 Reply

      windowswarrior
      AskWoody Lounger

      Good feedback, keeping fingers crossed that things go well for you! I would really like November to be a decent patching month…

    • #2018190 Reply

      anonymous

      We’ve had this issue on a number of servers, but so far the only pattern has been they were all cluster nodes. No other servers appear to have been effected, yet.

      Cheers,

      G.

      • #2018206 Reply

        windowswarrior
        AskWoody Lounger

        Might your issue be related to this?

        CSV-Node-Owner

        It’s been a lingering Known Issue for any version of Windows Server newer than 2008 R2 for the entire year of 2019…

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