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  • Security patches KB 3205394, 3206632, 3205386 crash Active Directory Admin Center

    Posted on January 6th, 2017 at 07:32 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Reports are spreading.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows

    So, anybody care to guess how Microsoft will handle this problem? We appear to have three Win10 cumulative updates and four Win7/8.1 monthly patches, all with the same bug. It’s not a big deal, unless you’re using the Active Directory Admin Center (or SCCM).

    I see a few possibilities:

    • “Patch” ADAC (which probably isn’t broken)
    • Post a manual workaround and forget about it
    • Post hotfixes for the Win10 versions, or at least 1607
    • Re-release the Win7 and 8.1 patches

    Let’s see how MS reacts.

    Thanks to Paul and MH.

  • December Security-Only patch breaks Active Directory Admin Center console when editing object’s properties

    Posted on December 27th, 2016 at 14:32 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This from commenter Paul:

    Did the security only update (KB3205394) break anyone else’s applications? In an enterprise environment, it broke AD Admin Center console when trying to edit any object’s properties, and it also broke SCCM consoles. Removing just this patch resolved both situations

    I haven’t seen anything, but it’s been a wild month for obscure problems.

    Anybody out there notice anything?

    UPDATE from Paul, over on the other thread:

    We do test them… Which is why we found this out when it only affected 4 PCs, instead of 4,000… And our users don’t utilize ADAC so they wouldn’t have been any help in this situation.

    It actually affects both Win7 and 10, as well as server 2012r2 from what I’ve seen.