Microsoft has just released previews of three new updates, which apparently fix various connectivity issues that affect some versions of Windows after the last cumulative update.
As reported by BleepingComputerthe company has published three cumulative updates for the month, one for Windows 11 (KB5014668), one for Windows Server 2022 (KB5014665), and one for Windows 10, 1809 (KB5014669).
Among the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, these updates also address the issues reported earlier this week regarding Wi-Fi hotspots. Last week, Microsoft explained how a previous patch broke the feature.
“When trying to use the hotspot feature, the host device may lose its internet connection after connecting a client device,” Microsoft said.
The fix is great news for those affected by the glitch, but for now, only these three OS versions resolve the issue. In the meantime, people using Windows 10 other than 1809, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 will have to wait a little longer (probably until the next Patch Tuesday).
VPN issues fixed too?
On June 14, Microsoft released KB5014697, a cumulative update that addresses several known Windows issues. However, the patch also introduced new flaws, namely issues with the sign-in process to Azure Active Directory as well as Microsoft 365 on Arm devices (in addition to the Wi-Fi hotspot issue).
According to computer beepingMicrosoft still hasn’t recognized the VPN (opens in new tab) and RDP connection issues that are plaguing RRAS servers after the June Windows Server updates. In addition, people have also started reporting issues with LLTP/SSTP VPN clients as well as RDP connection failure.
Among the most worrisome problems are the servers (opens in new tab) simply freezing for minutes after a client connects to the RRAS server with SSTP. Microsoft’s solution to the problem, as the company told the publication, is to temporarily disable the NAT feature on RRAS servers.
However, some administrators are reporting that the latest series of preview updates also resolves these VPN-related issues, which suggests that a widespread fix for all Windows operating systems may be imminent.