Lately, Microsoft rolled out an emergency out-of-band update to fix the Remote Desktop connection and performance issues due to a bug in Microsoft’s Windows Server operating system.
The affected platforms include Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022.
Meanwhile, the company says at the moment two updates addressing the recent Remote Desktop connection issue are available; KB5010196 for Windows Server 2019 and KB5010215 for Windows Server 2012 R2. Other affected versions will also be receiving updates in the coming days.
Admins will have to manually install the Windows update to affected systems.
Microsoft on the release health page says: Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band (OOB) updates today, January 4, 2022, to resolve issues in which Windows Server might experience a black screen, slow sign-in, or general slowness on Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The remaining affected platforms will be released in the coming days. To get the standalone update package, search for it in the Microsoft Update Catalog. You can import this update into Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) manually. See the Microsoft Update Catalog for instructions.
Additionally, the company offers instructions to install the update with Knowledge Base for the OS listed below:
Note: Microsoft hasn’t released updates for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2022. The company says it is working on a fix and will offer a solution in the forthcoming days.
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