[German]On December 14, 2021 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), various cumulative updates for the supported Windows 10 builds (from RTM version to the current version) were released. Here are some details about each of the Patchday security updates.
A list of the updates can be found on this Microsoft website. I have pulled out the details below. Since March 2021, Microsoft has integrated the Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) for newer Windows 10 builds into the cumulative update.
There will be no preview updates for Windows 10 in December 2021. In addition, Windows 10 version 2004 will receive a security update for the last time.
Updates for Windows 10 Version 2004/20H2/21H2
For the Windows 10 versions mentioned above, Microsoft provides only one update package, which is mentioned below.
Update KB5008212 for Windows 10 Version 2004 – 21H2
Cumulative Update KB5008212 raises the OS build to 19041.1415 for Windows 10 version 2004, 19042.1415 for Windows 10 version 20H2, 19043.1415 for Windows 10 version 21H1, and 19044.1415 for Windows 10 version 21H2. The update contains only unspecified security fixes, but no new operating system features.
This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.
Microsoft notes that this update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack (is responsible for Microsoft updates). This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS and WUfB. If the update from May 11, 2021 (KB5003173) or a newer LCU is missing, the special, standalone SSU from August 10, 2021 (KB5005260) must be installed beforehand. Microsoft states various known issues for the update in the support article.
Updates for Windows 10 Version 1909
The following updates are available for Windows 10 version 1909 released in 2019.
Update KB5008206 for Windows 10 Version 1909
Cumulative Update KB5008206 raises the Windows 10 V1909 OS build to 18363.1977. The update is available for Windows 10 Enterprise/Education version 1909. The update includes quality improvements but no new OS features and is intended to improve security. There are unspecified security fixes mentioned for this update. Here is the list of improvements:
- Adds support for the cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.
- Addresses an issue that incorrectly renders some variable fonts.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when a dialog opens within Internet Explorer.
- 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 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).
This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. This update is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS and WUfB. Microsoft has now included the latest Service Stack Update (SSU) as build 18363.1912 in the cumulative update. Microsoft states printing problems in the support article for the update. Details can be found in the KB article.
Updates for Windows 10 Version 1809
Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) has fallen out of support, but the following update is available for Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC and Windows Server 2019.
Update KB5008218 for Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC /Windows Server 2019 LTSC
Cumulative Update KB5008218 raises the OS build (according to MS) to 17763.2366 and includes quality improvements but no new OS features. Also for this Windows 10 version, which only receives updates for Enterprise LTSC and IoT Enterprise LTSC (the remaining variants dropped out of the security update supply on May 11, 2021) brings, in addition to unspecified security fixes, the following fix:
Addresses a known issue that might prevent Microsoft Defender for Endpoint from starting or running on devices that have a Windows Server Core installation.
I had written something about this problem in the blog post Windows Server 2019/2022: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint fails after Nov. 2021 updates. This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog, via WSUS and WUfB. Microsoft has also updated the Service Stack Update (SSU) to build 17763.2350. Microsoft lists the known issue that the update causes. During the update installation, the error 0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND can occur. Details, also about other problems with printing etc. can be found in the KB article.
Updates for Windows 10 Version 1507 till 1607
Updates for the Enterprise LTSC versions are available for Windows 10 RTM up to version 1607. These updates are automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but are available for download from the Microsoft Update Catalog (search by KB number). Before manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) must be installed. Details can be found in the respective KB article.
- Windows 10 Version 1607: Update KB5008207 is only available for Enterprise LTSC and Windows Server 2016. The update raises the OS build to 14393.4825.
- Windows 10 Version 1507: Update KB5008230 is available for the RTM version (LTSC). The update raises the OS build to 10240.19145.
The fix for the printing errors 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c or 0x00000709 on network printers is especially worth mentioning here. There was no update for the remaining Windows 10 versions, as these versions have fallen out of support. Details about the above updates can be found in the respective Microsoft KB articles.
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