UPDATE, April 13, 2018: Microsoft Replaces KB4093118 to Resolve Replaced NICs and Missing IP Addresses
Like a bad odor in old fabric, Microsoft has reintroduced an issue that just won’t seem to go away. One that has caused many customers pains this year.
When first delivered on Patch Tuesday for April 2018, KB4093118‘s only known issues were only memory leaks and bluescreens, and that’s bad enough. However, Microsoft has now two days later updated the known issues list (KB4093118) to include the recurrence of the bad NIC problem.
- A new Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) that has default settings may replace the previously existing NIC, causing network issues after you apply this update. Any custom settings on the previous NIC persist in the registry, but are unused.
- Static IP address settings are lost after you apply this update.
Per Microsoft, the company is working on a resolution but won’t provide an update until except in a new release. It says that in the meantime, please apply KB4093108 (Security-only update) to stay secure, or use the Catalog release of KB4093118 to stage the update for WU or WSUS.
The issues affect Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
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