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    ISSUE 20.01.1 • 2023-01-05 By Susan Bradley Once again, we are preparing for another year of patching. And to start out the year auspiciously, I must
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2514893

      I’m puzzled at this quote from the posting.

      “I recommend that you compare the hidparse.sys file located in c:\windows\System32\drivers\ to the one located in the c:\System32\ folder.”

      I thought this one had been sorted out.

      Dell Inspiron 7580 i7 16GB Win 10 pro 22H2 19045.2486 Microsoft 365

      • #2514950

        Apologies, I truncated off the c:\windows part as others have pointed out it should read c:\windows\system32.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2514903

      Hi Susan,
      I don’t have a ‘c:\System32\ folder’.I’m on W10 21H2; so is it Ok to update?

      • #2514904

        @Frwin, this is an error and should say c:\windows\system32.

        The post should read:

        “I recommend that you compare the hidparse.sys file located in c:\windows\System32\drivers\ to the one located in the c:\windows\System32\ folder.”

        Then it all makes sense.

        Dell Inspiron 7580 i7 16GB Win 10 pro 22H2 19045.2486 Microsoft 365

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        • #2514968

          Hi I have that file in

          c:\windows\System32\drivers

          and

          c:\windows\System32\driverstore\FileRepository…

          The second one is not the one concerned ?

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          • #2514985

            As I pointed out in my post #2512945 in the Several Windows 10 versions affected by blue screen issue topic, the only hidparse.sys files that can cause the BSOD issue are located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers and, if your particular system has one (not all do), in C:\Windows\System32.

            All other copies of hidparse.sys located anywhere else on your system are backup copies used by Windows if it detects an “in use” version has become corrupt and needs to be replaced.

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    • #2514907

      I don’t have a c:\system32 folder so am I ok to install december patches on windows 10 21H2 home edition?

      • #2514915

        I don’t have a c:\system32 folder so am I ok to install december patches on windows 10 21H2 home edition?

        The correct folder is C:\Windows\System32 and you have this folder.

        Read:
        https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/ms-defcon-2-getting-ready-for-2023/#post-2514904

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    • #2514916

      @sb (Susan Bradley)

      Please correct the Alert:
      C:\System32 should read C:\Windows\System32

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    • #2514946

      Looking at the date stamps of this file, it looks as if both versions (the same file on my Dell XPS) were installed on the same day as the November quality patches, so that update may be responsible.

      Interestingly, while the December patches were offered on my  Dell XPS desktop when I changed the group policies delay, they have not been offered on my wife’s laptop (Dell Vostro) although it is 4 days since I changed gpedit. Both are on Windows 10 21H2. I shall wait patiently.

      Chris
      Win 10 Pro x64 Group A

      • #2515615

        The updates were offered, two days later, on the Vostro after I installed a Dell BOIS update. I suspect the lack of that BIOS update blocked the Windows update for some reason.

        Chris
        Win 10 Pro x64 Group A

    • #2514953

      I’m puzzled at this quote from the posting.

      My fault. I missed it during editing. It’s fixed online, but there’s nothing I can do about the email.

      Thanks for keeping me honest!

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    • #2514960

      How about the issues Microsoft created for domain controllers in the November updates regarding lsass and memory leaks.  Were those ever resolved with December’s updates?  Microsoft botched it twice in November.  Still holding off on updating DC’s until we get clarity on that.

      • #2514995

        Yes they were, I reported on that earlier.  I’ve not seen issues in my network and not seen reports of memory leaks in the community after the December update was installed.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2515855

          Hello, can also confirm that I successfully installed the Dec updates on our Win 2016 DC server last Wednesday and so far no issues.

          #SB, acknowledging you appear to be far busier than I. I also don’t remember you mentioning the DC part was fixed, though I assumed no news is good news.

          Thank you.

          IT Manager Geek

    • #2515361

      Database connections using Microsoft ODBC SQL Server driver might fail

      Workaround update.

      After installing KB5019980, apps which use ODBC connections utilizing the Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to access databases might fail to connect. You might receive an error within the app or you might receive an error from SQL Server, such as “The EMS System encountered a problem” with “Message: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver] Protocol error in TDS Stream” or “Message: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Unknown token received from SQL Server”. Note for developers: Apps affected by this issue might fail to fetch data, for example when using the SQLFetch function. This issue might occur when calling SQLBindCol function before SQLFetch or calling SQLGetData function after SQLFetch and when a value of 0 (zero) is given for the ‘BufferLength’ argument for fixed datatypes larger than 4 bytes (such as SQL_C_FLOAT)….

      Workaround: To mitigate this issue, you can do one of the following:

      ​If your app is already using or able to use Data Source Name (DSN) to select ODBC connections, install Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server and select it for use with your app using DSN. Note: We recommend the latest version of Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server, as it is more compatible with apps currently using the legacy Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) than Microsoft ODBC Driver 18 for SQL Server.
      ​If your app is unable to use DSN, the app will need to be modified to allow for DSN or to use a newer ODBC driver than Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll).

      Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release…

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    • #2515720

      So now I am confused again, thought this was sorted out.

      I have two with the same date, one in

      c:\windows\System32\drivers\ identical to the one located in the

      c:\windows\System32\driverstore\FileRepository

      Do I install the December updates or Defer until the January updates?

      Win 10 Home 21H2 (HP ENVY i7)
      Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Deceased and had a great ride!

    • #2515721

      I have two with the same date, one in c:\windows\System32\drivers\ identical to the one located in the c:\windows\System32\driverstore\FileRepository

      Look 🡹 ~9 posts and you’ll see this question was already answered!

      • #2515723

        Thank you I am just confused.

        Bottom line, I am OK then?

        Thanks for your support!

        Win 10 Home 21H2 (HP ENVY i7)
        Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Deceased and had a great ride!

    • #2515800

      Bottom line I am OK then?

      Yes, you are OK with 1 file in c:\windows\System32\drivers\

      The other location doesn’t count.

    • #2518862

      Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release…

      Resolution: This issue was resolved in KB5022303. If you have implemented the above workaround, it is recommended to continue using the configuration in the workaround.

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