MS16-076: Security update for Netlogon: June 14, 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials


This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker with access to a domain controller (DC) on a target network runs a specially crafted application to establish a secure channel to the DC as a replica domain controller.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-076.

More Information

  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Additional information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information.
  • 3162343 MS16-076: Description of the security update for Netlogon: June 14, 2016
  • 3161561 MS16-075 and MS16-076: Description of the security update for Windows Netlogon and SMB Server: June 14, 2016

Update FAQ

Why is security update 3161561 in this bulletin also denoted in MS16-075
Security update 3161561 is also denoted in MS16-075 for supported releases of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 due to the way fixes for vulnerabilities affecting particular products are consolidated. Because bulletins are broken out by the vulnerabilities being addressed, not by the update package being released, it is possible for separate bulletins, each addressing distinctly different vulnerabilities, to list the same update package as the vehicle for providing their respective fixes. This is frequently the case with cumulative updates for products, such as Internet Explorer or Silverlight, where singular security updates address different security vulnerabilities in separate bulletins.

Note Users do not need to install identical security updates that ship with multiple bulletins more than once.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
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