Hotfix KB4099950 to fix lost network settings after KB4088878 and/or KB4088875 on Windows 7 SP1 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.



Does not apply to:

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + KB3125574

Windows 7 SP1 + KB3125574

// Since it was the first item on the known issues section.  You would already have remedied the problem.


Applies to:

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + KB2775511

Windows 7 SP1 + KB2775511

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows 7 SP1


If you had installed the March 2018 security updates (KB4088878 & KB4088875) and lost network settings on Windows 7 SP1 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  And if you looking for a fix, here it is.

4099950 Network Interface Card settings can be replaced, or static IP address settings can be lost

https://support.microsoft.com/?id=4099950

Note:  It needs to be installed before KB4088875 and/or KB4088878 are installed.


Update:  If for some reason you still haven’t installed the March 2018 Security updates, resynchronize WSUS after 2:00 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8) today (4/3/2018) which will force  KB4099950 before KB4088875 and/or KB4088878 are installed.




Q:  What about my Windows Server 2008 SP2 based systems?

A:  If pci.sys version is older than 6.0.6002.22567, you will need to set the registry keys:


  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PnP\Pci

  2. HackFlags (DWORD) 0x00040000 (Hex)


*Note, if there’s a HackFlags value there already, make sure you OR the values instead of overwriting it."


i.e.

· If HackFlags doesn’t exit: 

Value: 0x00040000

· If HackFlags does exits

New Value: (Existing Flags | 0x00040000)

Example: if existing value is 0x0000001, change value to (bitwise OR) 0x00040001



Source:

2710558            Network adapter teaming breaks after you install the hotfix that is described in KB article 2487376 or 2495300 in Windows Vista SP2 or in Windows Server 2008 SP2

https://support.microsoft.com/?id=2710558


Q:  In April 2018 security updates, do we need to do anything else?

A:  No, it (KB4099950) will be bundled with the April 2018 updates.

[Updated Apr. 10, 2018]

For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, download the April Security update 2018 (KB4099950) from the Windows Catalog.

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4093118

[Updated Apr. 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8)]

For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, we have re-released the April 2018 Security hotfix KB4093118 which now includes KB4099950.

For more info about the April 2018 security hotfix:

April 10, 2018—KB4093118 (Monthly Rollup)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093118/windows-7-update-kb4093118


Yong


Comments (6)

  1. jamesaf says:

    “… will force KB4099950 before KB4088875 and/or KB4088878 are installed.” – Is that definitely the case? Is there a way to verify that from WSUS? There is no sign of KB4099950 or a revision to either KB4088875 or KB4088878 in WSUS… is there something I’m missing?

    1. @JamesAf First install KB4099950 from the “Windows Update Catalog, not to be confused with “Windows Update” or “WSUS” or “WSUS integrated w/ SCCM) from https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4099950.

      1. jamesaf says:

        So if I’m deploying updates to a large estate via SCCM and WSUS – I would need to download KB4099950 from the Microsoft Update Catalog and import it to WSUS?

        1. @jamesaf, that is correct at the moment.

  2. ffej23 says:

    I noticed I need to push KB3125574 out to some devices yet. Will pushing KB4099950 before pushing KB3125574 resolve the NIC issues that could occur? Or do I need to run the script instead of KB4099950?

    1. @ffej23. If you install KB4099950 from the “Windows Update Catalog, not to be confused with “Windows Update” or “WSUS” or “WSUS integrated w/ SCCM) from https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4099950 before installing KB3125574, you will be good to go and not have to run the script mentioned in KB3125574.

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