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Microsoft Releases “Out of Band” Remote Desktop Hotfixes for Windows Server

Microsoft this week released unplanned (“out of band”) fixes for remote desktop issues affecting supported Windows Server products.

The fixes are designed to resolve “a known issue that may prevent you from using Remote Desktop to access the server.” End users may also see a black screen or have “general performance” issues, as well as “the connection may be slow,” Microsoft said.

Here are the affected servers (as compiled by

These Knowledge Base (KB) articles refer to the same issue, but are sort of scattered around. Microsoft issued them on January 4 or 5.

Microsoft does not automatically provide these fixes to Windows Server users. IT pros should download them from the Microsoft Update Catalog and then install them. Each Knowledge Base article (listed above) contains links to the catalog page that contains fixes for affected Windows Server products.

A requirement before installing patches is to have an August Servicing Stack (SSU) update installed first.

“You must install the SSU from August 10, 2021 (KB5005112) before installing the LCU [latest cumulative update]”Microsoft said.

An SSU is a patch for Microsoft’s Update Mechanism for Windows systems, and it cannot be removed once installed. The latest cumulative updates (released monthly), however, may be revoked.

Microsoft Knowledge Base articles listed “known issues” associated with fixes that can give IT professionals a break, depending on the circumstances.

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Kurt Mackie is Senior News Producer for 1105 Media’s Converge360 Group.

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