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Microsoft indicates that March security updates for Windows 11, 10 and various Windows Server versions are breaking VPN connections. The company is working hard to fix these problems.

According to Microsoft, the recent April 2024 security and April 2024 non-security preview updates are causing problems with VPN connections. As a result, setting up VPN connections may not be possible.

Different Windows versions affected

Both client versions for Windows 11 v22H2/23H2 and Windows 10 v22H2/2021H2 are affected. Several versions of Windows Server are also giving problems. In the latter case, these update issues apply to Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 and 2008.

Uninstall updates

Microsoft does not currently have a solution to the problem, but it is working hard on one. The company suggests uninstalling the update as a temporary solution if VPN connections are essential for the user or organization.

Users willing to uninstall should be aware that they’re also removing recent security fixes in doing so. This can cause greater cyber risk.

Also read: Windows Server 2025 no longer requires a reboot for security updates