[German]Microsoft has released on October 3, 2019, a bunch of updates for Windows 7 to Windows 10 and their server counterparts. These are intended to solve the problem with printers that has occurred since the end of September 2019.
The printer problem in Windows
In all Windows versions, printing problems could occur after the installation of the updates released at the end of September 2019 (IE, Windows). The Print Spooler service cause issues when completing a print job on the affected systems and crashed. The print job was canceled or failed. Also, applications could close or fail because the print spooler failed. I had mentioned the error in more detail in the blog in various articles. Later, Microsoft confirmed that the error could actually occur in all versions of Windows. I mentioned this in the blog post Windows: Printer issues after Sept. 2019 Update confirmed.
Bug fix update for printer issues and more
Effective October 3, 2019, Microsoft has released updates for Windows other than the KB4524135 Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer (see Internet Explorer: Cumulative Update KB4524135 (10/03/2019)). Blog reader EP has pointed this out to me here.
For all Windows updates, the support articles contain a yellow background indicating that this is a required security update to close the CVE-2019-1367 vulnerability reported on Sept. 23, 2019 (see screenshot above and following text).
IMPORTANT This is a required security update that expands the out-of-band update dated September 23, 2019. This security update includes the Internet Explorer scripting engine security vulnerability (CVE-2019-1367) mitigation and corrects a recent printing issue some users have experienced. Customers using Windows Update or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) will be offered this update automatically. To help secure your devices, we recommend that you install this update as soon as a possible and restart your PC to fully apply the mitigations. Like all cumulative updates, this update supersedes any preceding update.
Note This update does not replace the upcoming October 2019 monthly update, which is scheduled to release on October 8, 2019.
The following updates do not replace the security updates scheduled for the upcoming patchday. Microsoft always provides the same fixes for these updates:
- The sporadic printer problem (see Windows: Printer issues after Sept. 2019 Update confirmed) is to be resolved with this update.
- Fixes a problem that could cause an error when installing Features On Demand (FOD), such as .Net 3.5. The error is: “The changes could not be completed. Please restart your computer and try again. Error code: 0x800f0950.”
However, I have already noticed messages where the printer issue has not been fixed. Then the September 2019 updates causing the issue should be uninstalled. One German user mentioned, that re-installing the printer driver fixed the printer issues. Microsoft released the following updates for the Windows versions listed below on October 3, 2019.
- KB4524147: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows Server 1903, which raises the OS build to 18362.388.
- KB4524148: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809, Windows Server 1809, and Windows Server 2019 which raises the OS build to 17763.775. The Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4512577 has also been released.
- KB4524149: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, which raises the OS build to 17134.1040.
KB4524150: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709, which raises the OS build to 16299.1421.
- KB4524151: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703, which raises the OS build to 15063.2079.
- KB4524152: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016, , which raises the OS build to 14393.3243.
- KB4524153: Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1507 (RTM), which raises the OS build to 0240.18335.
- KB4524156: Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
- KB4524157: Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
For Windows Server 2008 I didn’t find an update for October 3, 2019. Addendum: For Windows Server 2008 update KB4524135 was released on October 3, 2019 for Internet Explorer.
Please note that older Windows 10 systems prior to version 1803 are only supported in the Enterprise version (also LTSC). Details about the updates and known problems can be found in the linked KB articles.
Addendum: See also my new article Windows/IE: Issues and confusion with updates (10/03/2019) discussing new/old issues.
Windows 10: Issues with Updates KB4522015, KB4522016 / KB4517211 (Sept. 2019)
Windows 10 V1903: Update KB4517211 released (09/26/2019)
Windows10 V1903: Update KB4517211 causes printer issues
Windows: Vulnerabilities in IE and Defender (09/23/2019)
Windows: Printer issues after Sept. 2019 Update confirmed
Internet Explorer: Cumulative Update KB4524135 (10/03/2019)