This patch Tuesday Microsoft released multiple security updates, which caused multiple issues for administrators, multiple administrators reported anomalous reboots of Windows domain controllers, and Hyper-V that was no longer starting on Windows servers. Microsoft then had to release Windows emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates to fix these multiple issues.
After Installation of the January 2022 updates, the Windows Resilient File System (ReFS) volumes were no longer accessible by some.
“Microsoft is releasing out-of-band (OOB) updates for some versions of Windows today, January 18, 2022,” the company said. “This update fixes issues related to VPN connectivity, Windows Server domain controller restarts, virtual machine startup failures, and ReFS-formatted removable media that fails to mount.”
Below are the updates can only be downloaded through the Microsoft Update Catalog:
These are the updates for these Windows versions that are also available through Windows Update as an optional update:
Users that cannot immediately install these out-of-band updates can remove the following updates that could cause the above problems:
Users should be aware that removing the above updates will also remove some patches for high-risk vulnerabilities.
Microsoft Windows Domain Controllers
Microsoft Windows Server
Download the OOB updates from the vendor website at:
Emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates through Windows Update are optional updates and have to be manually installed.