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Windows 10 updates KB4493437, KB4493440, KB4493436 and KB4493473 arrive a week late

Better late than never, I guess. Microsoft released the usual second batch of updates that it releases each month for Windows 10 version 1607, 1703, 1709 and Windows 10 version 1803. The patch for Windows 10 version 1809 is late, as usual, and monthly previews for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 are available as well.

Woody Leonhard spotted the updates first, and he called them lame as they include a truckload of Japanese Era fixes and just some other changes.

The updates are available on Windows Update already. I recommend you wait with the installation unless you are affected by one of the issues that they resolve. In any case, make sure you back up the system and all important data properly before you start the update process.

KB4493437 for Windows 10 version 1803

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Here are the changes for the KB4493437 update for Windows 10 version 1803:

  • Lots of Japanese Era fixes.
  • Fixed an Internet Explorer issue that caused HTTP downloads on HTTPS pages to be blocked.
  • Fixed the Custom URI schemes issue in Internet Explorer.
  • Built-in Administrator account may launch Microsoft Office setup after downloading the installer in Edge.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the loss of Favorites or Reading List in Edge after system updates.
  • Fixed an App Container issue that disabled it for Microsoft Office.
  • Fixed a folder redirection issue when setting the Roaming AppData folder to a network path that prevented certain apps from launching.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the removal of Microsoft Office apps to stop responding and blocked the installation of newer versions of these applications.
  • Fixed the error "0x3B_c0000005_win32kfull!vSetPointer".
  • Fixed a scrolling issue that caused user interfaces to stop responding for multiple seconds.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the touch screen to stop responding after restarts.
  • Allow devices managed by Configuration Manager to be enrolled in Microsoft Intune without user interaction.
  • Fixed a BitLocker issue that prevented the encryption of removable drives with Azure Directory or Azure Active Directory.
  • Addressed a memory leak in LSASS.exe.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed disabled accounts to continue logging in using a smart card.
  • Fixed a Windows Hello authentication issue when using Kerberos with Windows Hello for Business credentials.
  • Fixed an issue that caused slow server performance or servers to stop responding because of firewall rules.
    • To enable the changes, add a new registry key “DeleteUserAppContainersOnLogoff” (DWORD) on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy” using Regedit, and set it to 1.
  • Fixed an issue with Always-On VPN exclusion routes.
  • Fixed boot failure issues with hyperconverged infrastructure virtual machines.
  • Fixed an issue that caused roaming profiles to lose Start Menu settings after system upgrades.
  • Fixed a Remote Desktop Session Host servers connection issue.
  • Improved results when provisioning printers in educational environments that include multifunction printers.
  • Fixed a Server Message Block share access issue.
  • Fixed a Print Workflow Applications issue that prevented launching from Point and Print.
  • Fixed a keyboard input issue with Universal Windows Platform applications.

Know issues:

  • Issue with Preboot Execution Environment (long standing issue). Fix provided on the support page.
  • Error "STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)" when performing certain operations, e.g. rename, on a Cluster Shared Volume. Fix provided on the support page.

KB4493440 for Windows 10 version 1709

Contains a subset of the fixes that went into the Windows 10 version 1803 update. Only the second known issue of 1803 is listed.

KB4493436 for Windows 10 version 1703

Contains a subset of the fixes that went into the Windows 10 version 1803 update. Only the second known issue of 1803 is listed.

  • Fixed an issue that made PostScript printers use the wrong font.

KB4493473 for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016

Contains a subset of the fixes that went into the Windows 10 version 1803 update.

  • Fixed a Gdi32full.dll issue that caused apps to stop responding.
  • Fixed a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol issue that caused client applications to stop responding for at least 30 seconds.
  • Fixed a Custer Aware Update issue that prevented them from restarting nodes when cluster credentials are reset.
  • Fixed an issue when setting up a Storage Replica in a Scale-Out File Server with a Storage Spaces Direct cluster.
  • Fixed the cause for error 0x7E when adding nodes to an Exchange Database Availability Group server.
  • Fixed an issue that caused slow screen refresh rates.
  • Fixed the PostScript printer selecting the wrong font issue.
  • Fixed an enumeration issue that failed to enumerate devices that have 64-bit base address registers and are assigned to virtual machines.

The support page lists several known issues, all existed in previous versions already.

  • The two issues of Windows 10 version 1803.
  • Hosts managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager cannot enumerate or manage logical switches. Fix provided.
  • Cluster service may fail with error "245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)” if the group policy “Minimum Password Length". Fix provided.

Windows 7 Sp1 KB4493443  and Windows 8.1 KB4493453

The previews for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 address Japanese Era name issues only.

Now You: Did you install any of these updates?


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