The final Windows 7 (KB5022338) and Windows 8.1 (KB5022352) Patch Updates Tuesday.

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Paul Hill

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Jan 10, 2023 14:14 EST

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Microsoft released the final Windows 7 (KB5022338) and Windows 8.1 (KB5022352) Patch Tuesday updates. Both include improvements but unfortunately there are some known issues that will never be addressed. The release notes are as follows:

Windows 7

improvement

  • Authentication may fail after you set the high 16 bits of the msds-SupportedEncryptionTypes attribute. This problem can occur if the encryption types are not set or if the RC4 encryption type is disabled on the domain.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects apps that use the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to connect to databases. The connection may fail. You may also receive an error in the app, or you may receive an error from SQL Server.

Known issues in this update

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After installing this update and restarting your device, you may receive the error, “Unable to configure Windows Updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer”, and the update It can appear like this failed I Update the date..

This is expected in the following situations:

  • If you are installing this update on a device that is running an edition that is not supported for ESU. For a complete list of which editions are supported, see KB4497181.
  • If you do not have the ESU MAK add-on key installed and activated.

If you have purchased an ESU key and are experiencing this issue, please confirm that you have met all the prerequisites and that your key has been activated. For information on activation, please see this Blog For information on post terms, see How to get this update section of this article.

After this update or a later Windows update is installed, domain join operations may fail and the error “0xaac (2732): NERR_AccountReuseBlockedByPolicy” may occur. Additionally, the text may be displayed saying “An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Reuse of the account was blocked by security policy”.

Affected scenarios include certain domain join or reimaging operations where a computer account was created or pre-staged by a different identity than the one used to join or rejoin the computer to the domain.

For more information about this issue, see KB5020276—Netjoin: Domain Join hardening changes.

Note Consumer desktop editions of Windows are unlikely to experience this problem.

We have added guidance. KB5020276 and are evaluating whether a fix can be made in a future Windows update. This guidance will be updated as these changes are released.

Windows 8.1

improvement

  • Authentication may fail after you set the high 16 bits. MSDS-Supported EncryptionTypes attribute This problem can occur if the encryption types are not set or if the RC4 encryption type is disabled on the domain.
  • Starting with this release, we’re showing a modal dialog box to remind users about the end of support for Windows 8.1 in January 2023. This reminder does not appear on managed devices running Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects apps that use the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to connect to the database. The connection may fail. You may also receive an error in the app, or you may receive an error from SQL Server.

Known issues in this update

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After this update or a later Windows update is installed, domain join operations may fail and the error “0xaac (2732): NERR_AccountReuseBlockedByPolicy” may occur. Additionally, the text may be displayed saying “An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Reuse of the account was blocked by security policy”.

Affected scenarios include certain domain join or reimaging operations where a computer account was created or pre-staged by a different identity than the one used to join or rejoin the computer to the domain.

For more information about this issue, see KB5020276—Netjoin: Domain Join hardening changes.

Note Consumer desktop editions of Windows are unlikely to experience this problem.

We have added guidance. KB5020276 and are evaluating whether a fix can be made in a future Windows update. This guidance will be updated as these changes are released.

Both of these updates will be automatically delivered via Windows Update (you need an ESU SKU for Windows 7). If you have offline machines, you can download these updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog (Windows 7, Windows 8.1). If you’re on Windows 7, be sure to check out our earlier coverage of Microsoft’s addition of half-baked UEFI Secure Boot to Windows 7 before you uninstall the operating system.

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