On the Windows Health Dashboard, Microsoft is starting the new week by confirming a new issue and also a fix for a previously known problem. According to the company, the November Patch Tuesday cumulative is causing issues on Windows 10 and Windows 11 Server and Domain Controller. Furthermore, Microsoft is also fixing a DirectAccess issue.
Starting with the Server and Domain Controller problem, Microsoft says Windows 10 and Windows 11 are experiencing issues with Kerberos authentication. In its post, the company points to the following symptoms:
- “Domain user sign in might fail. This also might affect Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) authentication.
- Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) used for services such as Internet
- Information Services (IIS Web Server) might fail to authenticate.
- Remote Desktop connections using domain users might fail to connect.
- You might be unable to access shared folders on workstations and file shares on servers.
- Printing that requires domain user authentication might fail.”
To check if your system has this problem, open the Event Log in a Domain Controller. If the bug is present the system will show a Microsoft-Windows-Kerberos-Key-Distribution-Center Event ID 14 error with the following information:
“While processing an AS request for target service , the account did not have a suitable key for generating a Kerberos ticket (the missing key has an ID of 1). The requested etypes : 18 3. The accounts available etypes : 23 18 17. Changing or resetting the password of will generate a proper key.”
Microsoft is developing a fix and says it will roll out in the coming weeks.
Elsewhere, Microsoft has sent out a fix for a known issue where Windows 10 and 11 users with DirectAccess we unable to connect properly. The company says the bug was happening when switching access points of Wi-Fi networks. It has been observable since Mid-October.
Platforms where the bug has been found are:
- Client: Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 10, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
- Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server 2019
Microsoft is using a Known Issue Rollback (KIR) to fix the issue. This is where Window reverts back to a more stable version without the security patch.
Tip of the day: When using your Windows 10 laptop or convertible with a mobile hotspot you might want to limit the Internet bandwidth your PC uses. In our tutorial we are showing you how to set up a metered connection in Windows 11 or Windows 10 and how to turn it off again, if needed.