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Microsoft Japan Gives the List of January’s ‘Problematic’ Updates for Windows 7 Network Connectivity

Microsoft Japan Gives the List of January’s ‘Problematic’ Updates for Windows 7 Network Connectivity

UPDATE: Microsoft quietly resolved the issue described in this article using KB4487345

Original article…

Microsoft USA rarely apologizes for bad patches and definitely refuses to concede that any are problematic, however, Microsoft Japan has now listed out the updates (translated page) from January 2019’s Patch Tuesday that are giving companies fits when trying to connect to their networks.

What started out as the inability to connect to network shares has also been reported to keep users from connecting to shared printers.

After applying one of the following update programs published on January 8, 2019, to the file server and accessing the file server (the computer holding the shared folder ) by using the local user belonging to the Administrators group, The event of connection failure will occur.

This may cause problems such as access to a shared folder or connection to a network printer.

[ Workaround ]

When accessing the file server, use a local account that does not belong to the Administrators group, or use a domain account.

[ Corrective measure ]

Please check the Known Issues section of each update for the latest information on countermeasures against this problem.

OS version Problematic Update
Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

(Monthly Rollup)

KB 4480970 (Monthly Rollup)
Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

(Security-only update)

KB 4480960 (Security-only update)
Windows Server 2008 SP2

(Monthly Rollup)

KB 4480968 (Monthly Rollup)
Windows Server 2008 SP2

(Security-only update)

KB 4480957 (Security-only update)

As soon as we update the compatibility situation, this blog is also planned to be updated.

Good on you, Japan!

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