The Latest Windows Updates Can Fix Your Broken VPN
Microsoft has just released previews of three new updates, which fix a number of connectivity issues plaguing some Windows versions since the last cumulative update.
as reported by bleeding computerThe company published three cumulative updates for the month, one for Windows 11 (KB5014668), one for Windows Server 2022 (KB5014665), and one for Windows 10, 1809 (KB5014669).
Among the general bug fixes and performance improvements, these updates also address the issues reported earlier this week regarding Wi-Fi hotspots. Last week, Microsoft explained how an earlier patch broke the feature.
“When attempting to use the Hotspot feature, the host device may lose connection to the Internet once the client device is connected,” Microsoft said.
The fix is great news for those affected by the defect, but at the moment, only these three versions of the OS solve the issue. In the meantime, people using Windows 10 other than 1809, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 will have to wait a bit longer (perhaps until next Patch Tuesday).
VPN issue fixed too?
On June 14, Microsoft released KB5014697, a cumulative update that addresses several known Windows issues. However, the patch also introduced new flaws, namely the sign-in process for Azure Active Directory as well as Microsoft 365 on Arm devices (besides the Wi-Fi hotspot issue).
according to bleeding computerMicrosoft still hasn’t accepted VPNs (opens in new tab) and RDP connection issues that have been plaguing RRAS servers since the June Windows Server updates. Not only this, people have also started reporting problems with LLTP/SSTP VPN clients as well as RDP not connecting.
One of the more troubling problems is the server (opens in new tab) Freezing for just minutes, after client connects to RRAS server with SSTP. Microsoft’s solution to the problem, as the company told the publication, is to temporarily disable the NAT feature on RRAS servers.
However, some administrators are reporting that the latest fleet of preview updates fixes these VPN-related problems as well, which suggests that a comprehensive fix may be imminent for all Windows operating systems.
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