Microsoft released updates for all versions of Windows and other company products on the September 2017 Patch Day.
The company listed only three known issues related to updates that it released on that day. While that is better than no information at all, it appears that the updates have caused quite a large number of issues that users and administrators experience when they install or try to install these patches.
Günter Born collected extensive information on issues on his German blog. This article provides you with an overview of the issues and suggested fixes in English.
The following issues have been reported. Note that most have not been confirmed by Microsoft.
The monthly rollup KB4038792 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 may not install, and throw the following error message instead:
BG_E_CONNECTION_CLOSED – The connection was prematurely closed.
Users who reported the issue were able to fix it by running Microsoft's Update Troubleshooter for Windows 8.1. You can download the free tool from Microsoft directly.
The cumulative update KB4038782 for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 caused issues on some systems as well. Users reported that the installation would freeze, terminate, or throw the error 0x800706ba.
The error code translates to RPC_S_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE. Günter suggests to restart the Windows 10 system and try again, and to check firewall or security software which may interfere with the installation of the update.
The cumulative update KB4038788 for Windows 10 Version 1703 is the cause for a number of issues. User reports suggest that some have issues installing the update, that Microsoft Edge crashes constantly after the update is installed, and that the update may introduce black screen issues and blue screen of death errors on top of all that.
There is no fix yet other than to roll back to the previous update (which in turn would mean that September 2017's security patches are not installed on the device.
These issues are reported by only a handful, or even fewer users.
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