Windows 10 update KB5028244 leads to ClickOnce app problems, Microsoft initiates rollback

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Recent KB5028244 update issue affecting Windows 10 users and their ClickOnce deployed apps. Unfortunately, users have been experiencing problems, but it’s good that Microsoft has addressed the issue through a Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Last month, the same update faced video playback and recording issues, which were later resolved. 

What’s KIR?

Windows’s Known Issue Rollback (KIR) feature enables Microsoft to swiftly revert a non-security update that has triggered a significant setback. This help maintains the operational status of devices and ensures user productivity while Microsoft implements a lasting solution.

What’s the issue?

After installing the KB5028244 update, users face problems with ClickOnce deployed apps. Even if the ClickOnce apps are installed and marked as “trusted,” they prompt reinstallation.

Microsoft has updated the release notes, now it says:

This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices. Restarting your Windows device might help the resolution apply to your device faster. For enterprise-managed devices that have installed an affected update and encountered this issue can be resolved by installing and configuring a special Group Policy. The special Group Policy can be found in Computer Configuration ->Administrative Templates -> <Group Policy name listed below>.

For information on deploying and configuring these special Group Policy, please see How to use Group Policy to deploy a Known Issue Rollback.

This is what the statement addresses:

  1. Resolution Time: The KIR resolution might take up to 24 hours to propagate automatically to consumer and non-managed business devices. Restarting the affected Windows device could potentially help the resolution apply more quickly.
  2. Enterprise Solution: For enterprise-managed devices that have encountered the ClickOnce app issue after installing the affected update, Microsoft recommends resolving the problem by installing and configuring a special Group Policy. The specific steps for deploying and configuring this special Group Policy are detailed in the release notes.

This shows us that software updates are complicated and need thorough testing and communication to prevent unexpected issues for users.

via BetaNews