Patchday Windows 10-Updates (January 8, 2019)

[German]On January 8, 2019 (the second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), several cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds. Here are some details about each update.


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For a list of updates, visit this Microsoft Web page. I’ve pulled out the details below. The update installation requires an existing current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs). Microsoft now publishes an overview of current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) under ADV990001.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1809

The following updates are available for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809).

Update KB4480116 for Windows 10 Version 1809

Cumulative update KB4480116 raises the OS build to 17763.253 and contains quality improvements and fixes:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
  • “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Addresses an issue in which using esentutl /p to repair a corrupt Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database results in a mostly empty database. The ESE database is corrupted and cannot be mounted.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Linux, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.

The update is automatically distributed via Windows Update, no update search is necessary anymore. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The manual installation of the update requires that the Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4470788 (Microsoft Update Catalog, WSUS) is installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

After you install this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on it.


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Updates for Windows 10 Version 1803

The following updates are available for Windows 10 April Update (version 1803). 

Update KB4480966 for Windows 10 Version 1803

Cumulative update KB4480966 contains quality improvements but no new operating system functions and raises the OS build to 17134.523. Here is the list of fixes:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
  • “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

The update is distributed via Windows Update, but should also be available via WSUS or the Microsoft Update Catalog. Manual installation of the update requires the current Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4477137 (Microsoft Update Catalog) to be installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

Microsoft is aware of the following issues with this update: An installed .NET Framework Preview des Quality Rollup causes issues. It may raise an exception when instantiating SqlConnection. For more information about this issue, visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

After you install this update, some users may no longer be able to place a Web link in the Start menu or taskbar. Microsoft has been working to resolve this issue since December and will release a fix in upcoming updates.

After installing KB4467682, the Cluster Service may refuse to start with the error “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)”. Occurs when the Minimum Password Length group policy is configured with more than 14 characters. Here the password length must be limited to 14 characters. 

After you install this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on a solution and estimates that a solution will be available in mid-January.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1709

The following updates are available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709). 

Update KB4480978 foür Windows 10 Version 1709

Cumulative update KB4480978 for Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update)raises the OS Build to 16299.904 and contains quality improvements and the following fixes: 

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
  • “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

The update is distributed via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update Catalog. Manual installation of the update requires the current Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4477136 to be installed. This is ensured when installing via Windows Update.

With this version, an installed .NET Framework Preview des Quality Rollup Update from August or September 2018 causes problems. It can raise an exception when instantiating SqlConnection. For more information about this issue, visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

After you install this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on a solution and estimates that a solution will be available in mid-January. 

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1507 till 1703

For Windows 10 RTM up to version 1703 different updates are available for the LTSC versions and Enterprise versions. Here is a short overview. 

  • Windows 10 Version 1703: Update KB4480973 is only available for Enterprise and Education. The update raises the OS build to 15063.1563. The fixes mentioned in the KB article are included. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed prior to manual installation. Details, including known issues, can be found in the KB article.
  • Windows 10 Version 1607: Update KB4480961 is only available for Enterprise and Education and Windows Server 2016. The update raises the OS build to 14393.2724 and includes the fixes mentioned in the KB article. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed before manual installation. Details, including known issues, can be found in the KB article. 
  • Windows 10 Version 1507: Update KB4480962  is available for the RTM version (LTSC). The update lifts the OS build to 10240.18094 and includes the fixes mentioned in the KB article. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed prior to manual installation. Details, including known issues, can be found in the KB article. Details can be found in the KB article.

There was no update for Windows 10 V1511, because this version was dropped from support. Details about the above updates can be found in the respective Microsoft KB articles in case of doubt.

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2 Responses to Patchday Windows 10-Updates (January 8, 2019)

  1. EP says:

    hi guenni:

    unrelated comment but at least Win10 home users (maybe in the next release of Win10 like 19H1) may get an option to delay certain updates but up to 7 days only:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-home-users-will-soon-be-able-to-pause-updates-but-only-for-7-days/

    • guenni says:

      Thanks, I’ve mentioned that somewhere within my German and/or English blog. I haven’t tested a Win 10 19H1 Build, but I read somewhere, that the option, to postphone feature updates for 365 days will be removed.

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