Windows Server 2016 & Windows 10 March Update

Windows 10

Dopo aver saltato il mese di febbraio, a causa di alcuni problemi di affidabilità e stabilità, ecco arrivare il consueto aggiornamento mensile per Windows 10 e Windows Server 2016. Il team di prodotto ha lavorato tantissimo per risolvere diversi problemi che da tempo affliggono le piattaforme client e server. Per la prima volta, da quando Windows Server 2016 è stato rilasciato, abbiamo un dettagliato change log che spiega cos’è stato risolto:

  • Addressed known issue called out in KB3213986. Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.
  • Addressed issue in KB3213986 where the Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying the update.
  • Addressed issue where the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) crashes when attempting to modify any attribute of any user account in Active Directory.
  • Addressed issue where the Japanese Input Method Editor is leaking graphics device interface resources, which causes windows to disappear or only partially render after typing approximately 100 sentences.
  • Addressed an issue where the Virtual Machine Management Service (Vmms.exe) may crash during a live migration of virtual machines.
  • Addressed issue where Work Folders clients get duplicate files (sync conflict files) when Work Folders is configured using Group Policy.
  • Addressed an issue where Remote Desktop Servers crash with a Stop 0x27 in RxSelectAndSwitchPagingFileObject when RDP clients connect and utilize redirected drives, printers, or removable USB drives.
  • Addressed issue where adjusting the Windows Server Update Services settings using the Group Policy feature causes downloads to fail.
  • Addressed issue to hard code Microsoft’s first-party provider registry key values.
  • Addressed issue that causes the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool to fail.
  • Addressed issue that causes Office 2016 profile corruption when used with User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) roaming.
  • Addressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to become unresponsive after upgrading the OS.
  • Addressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to fail when a SAP® application uses Transport Layer Security authentication.
  • Addressed issue where sequencing large registries using the Application Virtualization 5.1 Sequencer results in missing registry keys in the final package.
  • Addressed issue that fails to retain the sort order of names in a contact list after a device restarts when using the Japanese language.
  • Addressed issue that causes transactions to fail because of a memory shortage.
  • Addressed issue that allows files that are forbidden by the security zone setting to be opened in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer 11 to fail after installing KB3175443.
  • Addressed issue that causes applications that use the VBScript engine to fail after applying KB3185319.
  • Addressed issue that occurs in Internet Explorer when the CSS float style is set to “center” in a webpage.
  • Addressed issue that occurs whenever the multipath IO attempts to log I/O statistics with no paths present.
  • Addressed issue that causes a 32-bit static route added by a VPN solution to fail, which prevents users from establishing a connection through the VPN.
  • Addressed issue that may decrease performance by up to 50% when Ethernet adapters that support receive side scaling (RSS) fail to re-enable RSS after a fault or system upgrade.
  • Addressed issue to allow wildcards in the Allowed list field for the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy.
  • Addressed issue with multipath I/O failure that can lead to data corruption or application failures.
  • Addressed issue that can lead to system failure when removing a multipath IO ID_ENTRY.
  • Addressed issue that occurs when a Network Driver Interface Specification function NdisMFreeSharedMemory() is not called at the correct Interrupt Request Level.
  • Addressed issue to utilize the proper service vault for Azure Backup integration.
  • Addressed issue where SQL server takes 30 minutes to shut down on machines with a lot of RAM (>2TB).
  • Addressed additional issues with updated time zone information, Internet Explorer, file server and clustering, wireless networking, Map apps, mobile upgrades for IoT, display rendering, USB 2.0 safe removal, multimedia, Direct3D, Microsoft Edge, enterprise security, Windows Server Update Services, storage networking, Remote Desktop, clustering, Windows Hyper-V, and Credential Guard.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Information Services, Windows SMB Server, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, the Windows kernel, DirectShow, the Windows OS, and Windows Hyper-V.


Grandi aggiornamenti anche per coloro che utilizzano Storage Spaces Direct:

  • Addresses issue which could cause ReFS metadata corruption
  • Several fixes for Enable-ClusterS2D cmdlet for setting up Storage Spaces Direct
  • Addresses issue with Update-ClusterFunctionalLevel cmdlet during rolling upgrades if any of the default resource types are not registered
  • Optimization to the ordering when draining a S2D node with Storage Maintenance Mode
  • Addresses servicing issue where the Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying an update
  • Improved the bandwidth of SSD/NVMe drives available to application workloads during S2D rebuild operations.
  • Addresses issue with all flash S2D systems with cache devices where there was unnecessary read data from both tiers that would degrade performance

Da notare che è stato finalmente risolto un brutto bug che impediva alle macchine virtuali di ripartire automaticamente, dopo aver installato un nuovo update. Per la cronaca questo problema è nato a seguito di un aggiornamento cumulativo rilasciato a dicembre del 2016.

L’update ha il peso di circa 1GB ed è disponibile offline anche tramite il Microsoft Catalog.

NB: Alcuni utenti hanno lamentato un blocco durante il download dell’update oppure un errore inaspettato. Per risolverlo è necessario installare una la KB4013418 che migliora la gestione degli update cumulativi.

Windows Server 2016 March Update

Servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016