If you experience any difficulty in accessing content on our website, please contact us at 1-866-333-8917 or email us at support@hudsonvalleyhost.com and we will make every effort to assist you.

March 22, 2024

Unveiling the Root Cause Behind Widespread Windows Server Issue: A Revelation by Microsoft

Deluxe company -

Windows Server memory leak fix coming soon, Microsoft says

Microsoft has acknowledged a critical memory leak in the March 2024 Windows Server security update, which has caused widespread crashes among Windows domain controllers.

The news comes a few days after Bleeping Computer reported issues, citing complaints from system administrators posted online to platforms like Reddit.

Redmond has confirmed that the issue stems from an update (OS Build 20348.2340, KB5035857) released on March 12. It affects Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

The issue originates from a memory leak in the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) process, which was introduced in this month’s cumulative update. Online complaints detailed by Bleeping Computer showcase admins witnessing affected servers freezing and restarting unexpectedly as LSASS memory consumption ramps up leading to system failure.

Microsoft clarified that only some Windows Server platform variants in organizational environments are affected by this issue. Thus, Home devices seem unaffected by the update.

Understanding the critical nature of the problem, Microsoft has reassured users that they have identified the root cause and are in the process of developing a fix expected to be rolled out in the coming days.

Microsoft has acknowledged this as a known issue in the KB5035857 update. Further details of this and the changes made are highlighted on this page .

Sign up to the TechRadar Pro newsletter to get all the top news, opinion, features and guidance your business needs to succeed!

Meanwhile, Microsoft indicates no viable solution for the issue exists – apart from extracting the contentious update from the implicated domain controllers, providing a temporary respite.

On top of that, this is not the first encounter Microsoft has with LSASS-related challenges. In the last month of 2022, December, analogue to the memory leakage issue impacted domain controllers following Windows Server’s updates. What’s more, a similar instance surfaced earlier in March 2022.

Specializing in tech and automotive sectors, Craig comes with several years’ freelancing experience. His substantial interests are centred around technologies created to enhance our lives, including AI and ML, productivity tools and intelligent fitness. He also harbours a passion for cars and the gradual reduction in the carbon footprint of personal transportation. Known for his knack for bargain hunting, you can trust every deal Craig stumbles upon, to be top-notch in value!

Amazon is making it easier to buy from SMBs

UN general assembly adopts its first AI resolution

Major new malware campaign hits thousands of WordPress sites

By Benedict CollinsMarch 22, 2024

By Darren AllanMarch 22, 2024

By Darren AllanMarch 22, 2024

By Carrie MarshallMarch 22, 2024

By Craig HaleMarch 22, 2024

By Lewis MaddisonMarch 22, 2024

By Rhys WoodMarch 22, 2024

By David NieldMarch 22, 2024

By James RogersonMarch 22, 2024

By Craig HaleMarch 22, 2024

Hudson Valley Host is premier provider of cutting-edge hosting solutions, specializing in delivering a seamless online experience for businesses and individuals. We offer a comprehensive range of hosting services, including Shared Hosting, VPS, Dedicated Servers, and Colocation. With 24/7 technical support, robust security measures, and user-friendly control panels, we empower clients in managing their online presence effortlessly. Hudson Valley Host is your trusted partner in achieving online success.

For Inquiries or to receive a personalized quote, please reach out to us through our contact form here or email us at sales@hudsonvalleyhost.com.

Deluxe company - 

Subscribe Email