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Release Date:

9/14/2021

Version:

Monthly Rollup

Summary

Learn more about this security update, including improvements and fixes, any known issues, and how to get the update. 

Important: This release includes the Flash Removal Package. Taking this update will remove Adobe Flash from the device. For more information, see the Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support.

Important: Windows Server 2012 has reached the end of mainstream support and is now in extended support. Starting in July 2020, there will no longer be optional releases (known as "C" or "D" releases) for this operating system. Operating systems in extended support have only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release).

Verify that you have installed the required updates listed in the How to get this update section before installing this update. 

For information about the various types of Windows updates, such as critical, security, driver, service packs, and so on, please see the following article. To view other notes and messages, see the Windows Server 2012 update history home page.

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB5005099 (released August 10, 2021) and addresses the following issues:

  • This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the new Security Update Guide website.

Known issues in this update

Symptom

Workaround

Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”. This occurs when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node from a process that doesn’t have administrator privilege.

Do one of the following:

  • Perform the operation from a process that has administrator privilege.

  • Perform the operation from a node that doesn’t have CSV ownership.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

After installing this update, devices which attempt to connect to a network printer for the first time might fail to download and install the necessary printer drivers. Devices which had connected to and installed the printer prior to the installation of this update are unaffected and operations to that printer will succeed as usual.

This issue has been observed in devices which access printers via a print server using HTTP connections. When a client connects to the server to install the printer, a directory mismatch occurs, which causes the installer files to generate incorrectly. As a result, the drivers may not download.

Note The printer connection methods described in this issue are not commonly used by devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

This issue is resolved in KB5006739.

After installing this update on a print server, printing properties defined on that server might not be correctly provided to clients. Note this issue is specific to print servers and does not impact standard network printing. This issue will not cause printing operations to fail, however, custom settings defined on the server – for example, duplex print settings – will not be applied automatically, and clients will print with default settings only.

This issue results from an improper building of the data file which contains the printer properties. Clients which receive this data file will not be able to use the file content and will instead proceed with default printing settings. Clients who have previously received the settings package prior to the installation of this update are unaffected. Servers which use default print settings and have no custom settings to provide to clients are unaffected.

Note The printer connection methods described in this issue are not commonly used by devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and targeting its release in a future update.

After installing this update, you might receive a prompt for administrative credentials every time you attempt to print in environments in which the print server and print client are in different times zones.

 Note The affected environments described in this issue are not commonly used by devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

This issue was resolved in KB5006739. If after installing KB5006739 you still receive the prompt every time you print, see Q1 in the "Frequently ask questions" section of KB5005652—Manage new Point and Print default driver installation behavior (CVE-2021-34481).

How to get this update

Before installing this update

We strongly recommend that you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest Rollup. SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the Rollup and applying Microsoft security fixes. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

If you use Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB5001401) will be offered to you automatically. To get the standalone package for the latest SSU, search for it in the Microsoft Update Catalog

Install this update

Release Channel

Available

Next Step

Windows Update and Microsoft Update

Yes

None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Yes

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Yes

This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:

Product: Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded 8 Standard

Classification: Security Updates

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 5005623

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