Windows devices may fail to boot after installing October 10 version of KB4041676 or KB4041691 that contained a publishing issue

Applies to: Windows Server 2016Windows 10, version 1607Windows 10, version 1703

Overview


Microsoft is aware of a publishing issue with the October 10th, 2017 monthly security updates for Windows 10 version 1703 (KB4041676) and version 1607 (KB4041691), and Windows Server 2016 (KB4041691) for WSUS/SCCM managed devices. Customers that download updates directly from Windows Update (Home and consumer devices) or Windows Update for Business are not impacted.  

We have corrected the publishing issue as of the afternoon of October 10th and have validated the cumulative security updates. We recommend all customers take these cumulative security updates. 

We have reports of the following symptoms impacting Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) customers. Mitigation plans for the following user reported scenarios can be found below.  

  1. WSUS/SCCM Administrators that synced the October 10th update (KB4041676 or KB4041691) before 4pm PDT October 10 may still have these KBs cached.

  2. WSUS/SCCM managed devices that downloaded the October 10 KB4041676 or KB4041691 update with publishing issues and have devices in a pending reboot state.

  3. WSUS/SCCM managed devices that installed the October 10 KB4041676 or KB4041691 update and are unable to boot and/or may land on a recovery screen.

Issue Details