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Author Topic: March Patches  (Read 1655 times)

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March Patches
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:24:01 PM »

Major issues with March quality update affecting W10 and equivalent servers. Think the patch has now been pulled from windows update. Documented on Ghacks and Askwoody. Removing patch successfully resolves issues.  ::)
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 12:43:11 PM »

My three Win 10 20H2 machines picked up this patch yesterday. Appears the issue is with printing causing a BSOD in some cases. I've just tried a print to my two printers on one machine and it seems ok so perhaps I've been lucky.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 04:31:02 PM »

Major issues with March quality update affecting W10 and equivalent servers. Think the patch has now been pulled from windows update. Documented on Ghacks and Askwoody. Removing patch successfully resolves issues.  ::)
That's a really sticky situation for people who run Windows DNS Servers as there's a CVSS 9.8 vulnerability affecting the DNS role of Windows Server that has been patched on the March updates.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 05:41:35 PM »

It affects printers that use series 3 drivers. The MS KB now acknowledges the issues, suggests alternative printer drivers and that a fix is due ďthis weekĒ. Iíve patched machines that donít use the affected printers but left those that donít.

Iíve done all 2019 servers as non of them are print servers

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Re: March Patches
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 07:23:05 PM »

It affects printers that use series 3 drivers. ...

What are 'series 3 drivers' please?
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 07:37:35 PM »

If you open printermanagement.msc and look under servers-printers. You will see the drivers listed and the series is in the last column. Note not in the drivers tab. If unsure I will send a screen grab
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 07:55:24 AM »

Appears that 'printmanagement.msc' is not available on Win 10 Home. My one Win 10 Pro machine shows the 'Driver Type' as 'Type 3 - User Mode' - is that what you mean?
It still appears to print without issue by the way.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 09:58:08 AM »

Yes thatís the driver type. You can add to W10 home the printermanagement add in.

Here is the link. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/status-windows-10-20h2#1570msgdesc

Hope that helps. Your lucky itís reported that type 3 causes the issues 4 and above are ok.

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Re: March Patches
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 11:31:19 AM »

Looks like it's mainly Kyocera, Ricoh, and Dymo printers affected - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-crashes-when-printing-due-to-microsoft-march-updates/
I have an HP and an Epson, and as they are major brands I'd have thought they would've been mentioned too if widely affected.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 01:20:09 PM »

My works PC updated Friday, printed a document this morning and instant BSOD.

Luckily thanks to this thread I knew exactly what the problem was, quick Google, simple cmd entry, and one restart later problem resolved.

My printer is a Kyocera.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 10:22:15 AM by Ronski »
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 02:04:38 PM »

I have an HP Officejet Pro 6830 and when I did the printmanagerment.msc and looked it up there are 6 entries, half with type 3 and half with type 4.

I've tried printing 2 documents, one from a word procesor (Libre) and one of a pdf file as I wasn't sure if it was using different types. So far no BSOD.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 10:29:13 PM »

First thing I did was print a page on my HP Deskjet when reading the OP. Fortunately no problems and as the thread has continued the brands affected has become apparent. :)
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2021, 09:28:18 AM »

@ronski. Glad it helped my printers are Kyocera also.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2021, 09:40:56 AM »

KB5001567 is now available as an optional update to address this, but I probably won't be installing it as I'm not seeing any issues.
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Re: March Patches
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2021, 09:51:14 AM »

Thatís a good plan itís recommended you only install if required. I will be testing today.
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