How can we improve the installation and patching of Windows Server?

Update KB4057903 has a bug

Exchage within a Hyper-V VM with Windows Server 2012 r2: Update KB4057903 leads to an almost unresponsive server. I could reproduce the behaviour twice by deinstalling the update. Please, provide a new version of KB4057903 without the bug. Thanks.

See also the discussion in https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/387da0db-6046-4838-9db7-c8ddcb6810da/update-kb4057903-fails-in-windows-server-2012-r2-hyperv?forum=winserverhyperv

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      • Meserias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        KB4057903 and KB4072650 are detected to be needed by this WSUS server that we have.
        Of course I have tryed to install them but after reboot nothing happens....these two updates are still detected as needed.

        I don't have run or ever run Exchange on this WSUS server.
        Also, this WSUS server it's an VM machine hosted on Hyper-V 2016 Core edition

        Microsoft ...please fix this.

      • DigitalHate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I never patch VM's now without taking a checkpoint first and after updates are completed and confirmed all is good I delete the checkpoint.

      • Paco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This update put our VM in a perpetual reboot loop. We had to restore from backup.

      • Briguy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The problem still exists, just killed an Exchange 2016 server because of this.

      • Seb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ame problem with me, the update KB4072650 try 3 time to install is self, after the tird , my server as been rolling back.

        Question: Do I need to install the KB4057903 before installing KB4072650, because I hide this marvellous update KB4057903. (Sarcasm)

        I realy do not like patching tuesday!!!!

      • Werner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same here:
        - VM Host Server 2016
        - Guest VMs: Server 2012R2 with Exchange 2016 DAG

        After installing update the server needs 15 minutes to show login screen.
        The exchange services don't work - everyting so slow.
        After deinstalling KB4057903 everyting is fine again.
        Try to use workaround (disable exchange services before installing update) later.

      • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Update installed and destroyed the hyper-v network adapter. No network on DC means a long startup time for windows. Managed to repair by removing adapter from hardware list and reinstalling using integration services

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        M$ fix your patches before releasing. Putting a lot of money in SAM to sell more licenses instead of cleaning the mess you did.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my case the update fails to install. It will revert the installation to before the update after reboot. This happened on a non exchange server.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Had the same problem twice on 2012r2. Only one of the servers is an exchange server.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Had the same problem, Installed KB4057903 system was unresponsive after that, Had to boot into safe mode and uninstall and server came back. 2012r2 with exchange 2013

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