Will Microsoft Recall KB4041676?
There are many reports of issues being encountered by companies who have applied KB4041676 in Octobers Microsoft patch Tuesday release. Issues of failed installations, rolled back installations or Windows being stuck on shutdown / sign-in are evidence something has gone wrong with this update.
Looking at the Microsoft cumulative update, there are more than 20 individual updates inside this rollup, any one of them could be the problem.
Known Issues in this Update
|Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications.||Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.|
|Systems with support enabled for USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI) may experience a blue screen or stop responding with a black screen when a system shutdown is initiated.||If available, disable UCSI in the computer system’s BIOS. This will also disable UCSI features in the Windows operating system.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Until we have established exactly what the root cause is, we are recommending our customers to remove this update from their scheduled deployments this month.
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