JoeyZac

IT People - The Windows 7 Network Patch From Hell

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Anyone running Windows 7 in a network environment where you connect via UNCs or network shares?

 

Windows Update just smacked you down hard.  Take a look, you're like broke, and don't even know it yet.

 

I got taken down hard by this yesterday at my business and fixed it, but it seems like nation wide Network Admins are waking up to ugliness today.

 

This thing messes up SMB communication over network shares.  You mapped drives and UNC based shortcuts won't work, and it's not a name resolution issue (what I thought at first), so don't look at DNS, it's in your update history, and the patch that Windows Update pulled down automatically on 9th got ya.

 

 

 

Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

 

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft's latest updates in this week's Patch Tuesday releases. 

 

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn't detect during pre-release testing. 

 

This time they've found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices with an errant 'Not Genuine' Windows license error, and a bug that blocks administrator access to remote shares on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

   

The issues stem from the Monthly Rollup update, KB4480970, and the security-only update, KB4480960, for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

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Nope.  But I'll keep an eye out.  Not many legacy systems on my networks but I'll have to test it with an older system and see whats what.  

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Thanks for the heads up. I migrated 90% of my office to linux servers replacing desktop software with web based solutions just using dumb rasberry pi access terminals. But there are few old timers that are stubborn. 

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SMB 1 was disabled due to the encryption ransomware flaw on my machines. I ditched a lot of NAS devices that could not update SMB

 

KB4480970 breaks SMB 2.

 

Win 7 / 2008 end of life 2020 

Best wishes bud.

 

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59 mins ago, JoeyZac said:

Anyone running Windows 7 in a network environment where you connect via UNCs or network shares?

 

Windows Update just smacked you down hard.  Take a look, you're like broke, and don't even know it yet.

 

I got taken down hard by this yesterday at my business and fixed it, but it seems like nation wide Network Admins are waking up to ugliness today.

 

This thing messes up SMB communication over network shares.  You mapped drives and UNC based shortcuts won't work, and it's not a name resolution issue (what I thought at first), so don't look at DNS, it's in your update history, and the patch that Windows Update pulled down automatically on 9th got ya.

 

 

 

Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

 

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft's latest updates in this week's Patch Tuesday releases. 

 

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn't detect during pre-release testing. 

 

This time they've found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices with an errant 'Not Genuine' Windows license error, and a bug that blocks administrator access to remote shares on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

   

The issues stem from the Monthly Rollup update, KB4480970, and the security-only update, KB4480960, for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

take it to the nerd forum 

 

:dismay:

 

nerd.jpg

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Lol I just read that 2008 can't talk to Team Foundation server installed on it. I am glad I am out on medical. Yesterday would have sucked.

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What's their problem lately? I posted a few months ago that they broke Win "Genuine" Authentication on many Win10 machines. They did fix it after a couple of days but it makes you wonder if they do any testing before pushing updates.  

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15 mins ago, Terry Mac said:

take it to the nerd forum 

 

:dismay:

 

You ever seen how much money big companies pay nerds?

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1 hour ago, faithless said:

Thanks for the heads up. I migrated 90% of my office to linux servers replacing desktop software with web based solutions just using dumb rasberry pi access terminals. But there are few old timers that are stubborn. 

 

 

mmmmmm rasberry pi :drool: 

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