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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Updates for Windows 10

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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Updates for Windows 10

Microsoft has released out-of-band updates which should be deployed to resolve last week's Blue-Screen-of-Death (BSOD) issues.

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Microsoft Issues Updates to Fix Widespread Blue Screen of Death

Last week, Microsoft released their March Patch Tuesday updates to fix 89 security bugs.

Within those updates were several fixes for printers which have caused widespread Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). These have since been recalled.

Those problematic patches include:

  1. KB5000802 Windows 10, version 2004 and 20H2
  2. KB5000808 Windows 10, version 1909
  3. KB5000822 Windows 10, version 1809

KB5000808 Still Offered by Windows Update

Microsoft admitted to the issues and have since released a solution for the problematic update KB500080, replacing it with KB5001566.  Although Microsoft removed this bad patch from SCCM and WSUS, users are still able to download it as part of Windows Update.

To make matters worse, the original problematic update is seen as a ‘Critical’ severity update. It is offered as an automatic install, but the patch released to solve this major printing issue has been released to Windows Update as an ‘Optional’ update. Depending on your settings, this may not update at all.

Out-of-Band Updates

Microsoft released the following out-of-band updates:

  1. KB5001567 Windows 10 Version 2004 and 20H2
  2. KB5001566 Windows 10 Version 1909
  3. KB5001568 Windows 10 Version 1809 (Enterprise/Education/LTSC)
  4. KB5001565 Windows 10 Version 1803 (Enterprise/Education)

How Syxsense Can Help

Syxsense remains committed to assisting customers who have been effected by this BSOD disruption. We have left the uninstaller within the Syxsense Secure console so these updates can be uninstalled.

However until Microsoft addresses the issues above, the content will not be available for public deployment.

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