Microsoft shows venerable and vulnerable NTLM security protocol the door

June 6, 2024 at 08:07AM Microsoft has officially deprecated the NTLM authentication protocol, signaling the need for admins to transition to more secure alternatives. While NTLM will continue to work in future Windows releases, calls to NTLM should be replaced by Negotiate, prioritizing Kerberos authentication. The move is part of Microsoft’s goal to eliminate the … Read more

Microsoft deprecates Windows NTLM authentication protocol

June 4, 2024 at 11:51AM Microsoft has deprecated NTLM authentication on Windows and Windows servers, encouraging transition to Kerberos or Negotiation authentication for better security. NTLM, an aging protocol still widely used, faces abuse in cyberattacks. Microsoft suggests system administrators audit NTLM usage and transition to Negotiate, with a built-in fallback to NTLM. Detailed transition … Read more

Microsoft fixes VPN failures caused by April Windows updates

May 14, 2024 at 04:21PM Microsoft recently resolved a known issue causing VPN connection failures on Windows devices following April 2024 security updates. The impacted versions include Windows 11, 10, and Server 2008 and later. While the specific cause wasn’t provided, users are advised on how to seek support and temporarily mitigate the problem until … Read more

Microsoft fixes Windows Server bug causing crashes, NTLM auth failures

May 14, 2024 at 03:15PM Microsoft has resolved an issue causing NTLM authentication failures and domain controller reboots after April’s Windows Server security updates. The problem affects domain controllers with high NTLM traffic and few primary DCs. The fix is included in the May 2024 cumulative updates. Admins unable to install the latest updates can … Read more

Microsoft: April Windows Server updates cause NTLM auth failures

May 1, 2024 at 11:18AM Microsoft has acknowledged NTLM authentication failures and high loads after installing recent Windows Server security updates. The issue affects domain controllers with high NTLM traffic and few primary DCs. Affected versions and updates include Windows Server 2022 (KB5036909) and others. While Microsoft works on a fix, organizations can uninstall the … Read more

Microsoft says April Windows updates break VPN connections

May 1, 2024 at 10:12AM Microsoft confirms that the April 2024 Windows security updates disrupt VPN connections across various Windows platforms. Affected versions include Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2008 onwards. Microsoft is investigating the issue and advises users to seek help through specific support channels. While no immediate fix is available, users … Read more

Microsoft releases emergency fix for Windows Server crashes

March 22, 2024 at 06:15PM Microsoft has issued emergency updates to resolve a memory leak in Windows domain controllers causing crashes after installing the March 2024 Windows Server security updates. This flaw affects various server versions and can lead to excessive memory usage, resulting in unanticipated restarts. Admins can download and install the updates from … Read more

Microsoft confirms Windows Server issue behind domain controller crashes

March 21, 2024 at 08:31AM Microsoft has confirmed that a memory leak introduced with the March 2024 Windows Server security updates is causing widespread issues and crashes for domain controllers. The problem affects various Windows Server versions and has prompted a temporary workaround until a fix is released. This is the second notable LSASS memory … Read more

Windows KB5035849 update failing to install with 0xd000034 errors

March 12, 2024 at 06:29PM The KB5035849 cumulative update released on Patch Tuesday fails to install on Windows 10 and Windows Server systems with error 0xd0000034. Reports indicate that it won’t install when checking online for updates, affecting systems running Windows Server 2019 or Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019. Microsoft claims no awareness of issues … Read more

Microsoft releases first Windows Server 2025 preview build

January 26, 2024 at 03:02PM Microsoft has released Windows Server Insider Preview 26040, the first build for Windows Server 2025 in its Insider program. It includes the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) Preview with new features and official branding. The build introduces SMB over QUIC alternative ports and brings changes to flighting for Windows Server insiders. … Read more