Windows 10 Updates fixes network printer errors and other bugs (Nov. 22, 2021)

Windows[German]On November 22, 2021, Microsoft released several optional cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1809 (LTSC, Server) as well as version 2004 to 21H2 (and Server) that are supposed to fix various bugs. These include bugs in network printing as well as in the Windows Installer. Here are some details about the respective updates.


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A list of the updates can be found on this Microsoft website. I have extracted the details below. After all, since March 2021, Microsoft has been integrating Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) into the cumulative update for newer Windows 10 builds. 

Updates for Windows 10 Version 2004/20H2/21H1/21H2

For Windows 10 version 2004 released in May 2020, as well as Windows 10 version 20H2 offered in October 2020 and versions 21H1/21H2 released in May and November in 2021, Microsoft is providing the same update packages listed below.

Update KB5007253 for Windows 10 Version 2004 – 21H2

Cumulative Update KB5007253 raises the OS build to 19041.1382 for Windows 10 version 2004 and to 19042.1382 for Windows 10 version 20H2. For Windows 10 version 21H1, it becomes OS build 19043.1382, and for Windows 10 version 21H2, it becomes OS build 19044.1382. The update is available for Windows 10 version 2004, Windows 10 version 20H2, Windows 10 version 21H1, Windows 10 version 21H2, and for Windows Server version 2004 and Windows Server version 20H2. It includes quality improvements but no new operating system features. Here is the list of highlights of the fixed issues.

  • Fixes an issue that causes some variable fonts to not display correctly.  
  • Fixes an issue that can cause the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel to stop working on certain devices when you export to PDF.
  • Fixes an issue where letters or characters are displayed at an incorrect angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are commonly used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.
  • Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you use the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert items.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the preferences page to close unexpectedly after you uninstall a font.
  • Fixes an issue that affects the ability to rename a file from the Folder View in File Explorer when you use the new Japanese IME.
  • Fixes an issue that disables the screen capture and recording features in the Windows Game Bar after a service failure.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents frequently used applications from appearing in the Start menu as intended.
  • Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working.

Microsoft lists the following improvements and bug fixes for the update.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the opening of the SearchFilterHost.exe process.
  • Addresses an issue that causessearchindexer.exe to keep handles to the per user search database in the path below after you sign out: "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\<SID>\" As a result, searchindexer.exe stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • Adds support for the cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the enrollment status page (ESP) from displaying the error message or remediation options after a failure.
  • Adds the –cd argument to wsl.exe to specify a Windows or Linux path as a starting directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
  • Addresses an issue that fails to apply machine Group Policy objects automatically at startup or in the background to devices on a domain that have certain processors.
  • Adds the option to configure an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) maximum transmission unit (MTU) that is less than 576 bytes on an interface.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to provide an event description for the System Center – Operations Manager.
  • Addresses an issue that incorrectly renders some variable fonts.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the 32-bit version of  Microsoft Excel to stop working on devices that have certain processors when you export to PDF.
  • Addresses an issue that displays glyphs at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.
  • Enables onunload events to create pop-up windows in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode
  • Addresses an issue that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode
  • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when using the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert elements.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Settings page to unexpectedly close after you uninstall a font.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the UI for renaming files when using folder view in File Explorer. The UI fails to properly handle inline composition when using the new Japanese IME.
  • Addresses a memory leak in ctfmon.exe that occurs when you switch between different edit clients.
  • Addresses an issue that turns off screen capture and recording functionalities on the Windows Game Bar because of a service failure.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the return value of GetCommandLineA() to be lowercase in some developer scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the decryption of a file that is on a remote server to fail. This issue occurs when using the Encrypted File System (EFS) on the remote server and the error message is, "ERROR_DECRYPTION_FAILED".
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from enabling BitLocker on a thinly provisioned virtual machine (VM). The error is "A device attached to the system is not functioning" and the system logs, "STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL".
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows Defender Application Control to incorrectly compare two file version numbers.
  • Enables credentials for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) users in Quick Assist.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevents Quick Assist users from using full screen view after they start a remote assistance session.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the applications that you use often from appearing on the Start menu and prevents you from configuring them to appear on the Start menu using a Group Policy.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the syncing of desktop settings to fail when you use the built-in User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) template.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Failover Clustering from updating Domain Name Server (DNS) records.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents your device from starting up, and it becomes unresponsive because of licensing API calls.
  • Addresses an issue that might affect devices that use Windows Hello for Business and are joined to Azure Active Directory (AD). These devices might experience issues when they access on-premises resources, such as file shares or websites.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent apps, such as Kaspersky apps, from opening after you attempt to repair or update the apps using the Microsoft Installer (MSI).

I would like to mention the fixed problems with network printing as well as the bug in the Windows Installer, which I mentioned in the blog post Windows 10/11: Installer issues with app updates or repair. However, looking at the list of fixes, it makes me at least wonder what is actually still working about this Windows 10. Microsoft notes that this update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack (is responsible for Microsoft updates). This update is offered as optional via Windows Update, but is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog, but not in WSUS or WUfB. For the update, Microsoft cites several known issues in the support article.


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Updates fo Windows 10 Version 1809

The following updates are available for Windows 10 version 1809, which was released in 2018.

Update KB5007266 fo Windows 10 Version 1909

Cmulative Update KB5007266 raises the Windows 10 V1809 OS build to 17763.2330, and the update is available for Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC, Windows 10 IoT Core 2019 LTSC and Windows Server 2019. The update includes quality improvements but no new operating system features. Details on above updates can be found in the Microsoft KB article. There was no update for the remaining Windows 10 versions.

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