Windows 10 Updates (Feb. 19/21, 2019)

[German]On February 19, 2019, Microsoft released several cumulative updates for Windows 10. All updates are optional – here is an overview of these cumulative update packages. Addendum: On February 21, 2019, Microsoft released the KB4491101 cumulative update for Windows 10 V1507.


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The information can be found in the Windows 10 Update History page. Please note that support for older Windows 10 versions has expired. Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro will then no longer receive updates.

Update KB4487029 for Windows 10 V1803

Cumulative Update KB4487029 for Windows 10 V1803 raises the build to 17134,619. The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of changes:

  • Enables media content to play e-learning content with plug and play USB adapter cables on Microsoft Edge.
  • Ensures that windowed ActiveX content inside an iframe scrolls along with other page content in Internet Explorer 11 during a user-triggered scroll operation.
  • Addresses an issue that causes app-specific registry keys to be deleted after updating an application.
  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Addresses an audio compatibility issue when playing newer games with 3D Spatial Audio mode enabled through multichannel audio devices or Windows Sonic for Headphones.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents some users from pinning a web link to the Startmenu or the taskbar.
  • Addresses an issue in which the desktop lock screen image set by a group policy will not update if the image is older than or has the same name as the previous image.
  • Improves performance related to case-insensitive string comparison functions such as _stricmp() in the Universal C runtime.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Improves the reliability of the UE-VAppmonitor.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to update a user hive when you publish an optional package in a Connection Group after the Connection Group was previously published.
  • Addresses an issue that allows files protected by Windows Information Protection to be transferred using Bluetooth to an unmanaged machine.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs with the Internet Explorer proxy setting and the out of box experience (OOBE) setup. The initial logon stops responding after Sysprep.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a user from deleting a wireless network profile in some scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a “STOP 0x1A” error when you use certain applications or log in or log out of a system.
  • Addresses an issue in the Timeline feature that causes File Explorer to stop working for some users.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Photos app to stop working when it’s used from the Mail app.
  • Addresses an issue in the PLMDebug.exe tool that loses debug sessions when used with a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.
  • Improves Always On VPN (AOVPN) reconnect and disconnect functionality.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

This optional update will only be offered if the user explicitly requests the search for updates in the settings page. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Please make sure that the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4485449 is installed. Microsoft is currently not aware of any issues with this update.

Update KB4487021 for Windows 10 V1709

Cumulative Update KB4487021 for Windows 10 V1709 raises the build to 16299.1004. The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of changes:

  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Improves performance related to case-insensitive string comparison functions such as _stricmp() in the Universal C runtime.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Improves the reliability of the UE-VAppmonitor.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to update a user hive when you publish an optional package in a Connection Group after the Connection Group was previously published.
  • Adds a new group policy called “Policy Details”. This policy will immediately disconnect any wireless connections when a wired connection is detected and “Minimize simultaneous connections” is configured.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the clock and the calendar flyout to ignore user settings for Japanese era date and time formats. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that can overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese era with a newer update. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese era. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to display the correct Japanese era name in Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

This optional update and will only be offered if the user explicitly requests the search for updates in the settings page. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Please make sure that the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4470788 is installed. There are currently no known issues with the update.


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Update KB4487011 for Windows 10 V1703

Cumulative Update KB4487011 for Windows 10 V1703 is only available for Windows 10 V1709 Enterprise and Education and raises the build to 15063,1659. The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of changes:

  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Addresses an issue that causes an application to stop responding when two of its threads share the same input queue.
  • Addresses an issue with a rooted pointer to an item identifier list (PIDL) in File Explorer.
  • Improves performance related to case-insensitive string comparison functions such as _stricmp() in the Universal C runtime.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Improves the reliability of the UE-VAppmonitor.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the clock and the calendar flyout to ignore user settings for Japanese era date and time formats. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that can overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese era with a newer update. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese era. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to display the correct Japanese era name in Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

This optional update will only be offered if the user explicitly requests the search for updates in the settings page. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Please make sure that the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4487327 is installed. There are currently no known problems with the update.

Microsoft simultaneously updates the Update Client with a direct update – see KB article.

Update KB4487006 for Windows 10 V1607

Cumulative Update KB4487006 for Windows 10 V1607 is only available for Enterprise und Education – and for machines with Clovertrail chipset. Itaises the build to 14393.2828. The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of changes:

  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client application to display a black screen at user login.
  • Improves performance related to case-insensitive string comparison functions such as _stricmp() in the Universal C runtime.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Improves the reliability of the UE-VAppmonitor.
  • Addresses an issue with the display of user names in the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) servers.
  • Addresses an issue that causes updates to a relying party trust to fail when using PowerShell or the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) management console. This issue occurs if you configure a relying party trust to use an online metadata URL that publishes more than one PassiveRequestorEndpoint. The error is, “MSIS7615: The trusted endpoints specified in a relying party trust must be unique for that relying party trust.”
  • Addresses an issue that displays a specific error message for external complexity password changes because of Azure Password Protection policies.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Microsoft Outlook to display the error, “The operation failed” when viewing the Microsoft Exchange Address Book. This issue occurs after installing KB4457127 on Active Directory domain controllers that utilize Microsoft Exchange. The error appears on Microsoft Outlook clients that use locales other than EN-US.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent you from enabling Storage Maintenance Mode on timeout if the storage is under load.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a server to stop working when handling a compound client request that includes a rename.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause error “0x165” when you pause a node and take it down for maintenance.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error at Stop 24 on a virtual Remote Desktop Services (RDS) server.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses a reliability issue with win32kfull.sys introduced in KB4487026.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

This optional update will only be offered if the user explicitly requests the search for updates in the settings page. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. However, it is important to ensure that the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4485447 is installed.

Microsoft updates the Update Client at the same time by a direct update – furthermore this update has several known issues. Details can be found in the KB article.

Update KB4491101 for Windows 10 V1507

On February 21, 2019, Microsoft released the cumulative updateKB4491101 for Windows 10 V1507 (RTM version). It is not specified in the kb article, but the update should only be offered for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, since all other systems have been out of support. The update raises the build to 10240.18135 and brings the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses a reliability issue with win32kfull.sys introduced in KB4487026.

The update can be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. However, you must ensure that the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is installed. The update has two known issues: The Microsoft Jet database engine can no longer open Access 97 databases (Fix is scheduled for March 2019). After installing this update, the first character of the Japanese era name is not recognized as an abbreviation and may cause data parsing problems.

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