from the now-THAT-is-what-I-call-a-DDoS! dept.
The problem is affecting domain-attached Windows 7 PCs not signed up to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for patches and updates, but looking for a Microsoft update instead.
The upshot is PCs, ranging from 10s to hundreds at a time, simultaneously chowing down on the 3GB-plus Windows 10 load, killing business networks.
[...] And it’s all happening despite Microsoft promising – here – that it wouldn’t.
[...] Users have logged urgent enquiries with Microsoft’s helpdesk but in the meantime have resorted to triage to stop the problem.
That means blocking traffic at the firewall stage that would normally have gone to Microsoft Update. Another option is to switch settings to the WSUS server.
Any Soylentils run into this problem? What have you done to cope with it?