Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1803 both get new patches today, here’s what’s new

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If Microsoft announced earlier today that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update had now started rolling out to all users, the company also released two new patches for Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1803 today. This happens just two days after Microsoft released optional updates for all versions of Windows 10 to fix an issue with some UK government websites failing to load in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

While today’s updates are also optional, they bring a much longer list of quality fixes. Moreover, the two patches also enable a new functionality that allows Windows 10 users to decice when to install a feature update like the May 2019 Update. Major releases will now have a dedicated area in Windows Update, as seen below:

Here are all the other improvements included in the build 17763.529 for Windows 10 version 1809:

  • Allows users to go back to a host browser from a Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) container.
  • Addresses an issue with looping redirects between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Updates wininet.dll to prevent the re-creation of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) control sessions.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Microsoft Edge to hide annotations added to a PDF file, such as inked notes, highlights, and comments.
  • Addresses an issue that removes UserRights policies from all users in a security group when you remove a device from a mobile device management (MDM) server or Microsoft Intune deletes a UserRights policy.
  • Addresses an issue that disconnects a remote desktop session when you lock the session using a third-party credential provider.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Office and other applications to prompt for a password after you change a user account password. This issue occurs on hybrid Azure Active Directory (AD) joined systems.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents ActiveX controls from automatically installing through a proxy server.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from signing in to a Microsoft Surface Hub device with an Azure Active Directory account. This issue occurs because the previous sign-out did not complete successfully.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a sign-in to fail with the error, “Incorrect Username or password” when using an empty or null password and Windows Defender Credential Guard is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a temporary KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED Kerberos sign-in failure in applications and services configured to use a Group Managed Service Account (GMSA). This issue occurs after the automatic update of the service account password.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent BitLocker from encrypting data drives when the “Enforce drive encryption on fixed data drives” Group Policy is configured.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents updates from downloading from a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server when a Windows Defender Application Control policy is set to manage which updates can be deployed.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause event 7600 in the Domain Name System (DNS) server event log to contain an unreadable server name.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to record a local user’s last logon time even when the user has accessed the server’s network share.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents NumLock from working properly in a Remote Assistance session when the Remote Assistance window gains and loses focus.
  • Updates time zone information for Morocco.
  • Updates time zone information for the Palestinian Authority.
  • Addresses an issue with the International Components for Unicode (ICU) data, which were not updated for the time zone and the new Japanese Era.
  • Addresses an issue with the “Allow uninstallation of language features when a language is uninstalled.” Group Policy.
  • Addresses an issue in which a File Share Witness does not remove Server Message Block (SMB) handles, which causes a server to eventually stop accepting SMB connections.
  • Addresses an issue in which Windows attempts to renew Azure Active Directory (AAD) token certificates when there is no internet connectivity. This issue occurs during AAD authentication and slows the performance of applications.
  • Addresses an issue with scrollLeft in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses an issue that causes rendering to stop working for elements.
  • Addresses an issue with Assigned Access deployments (formerly Kiosk Mode) that prevents a user from logging on to an Assigned Access profile. This affects all locales and occurs when the local administrator’s group is not named using the English spelling of “Administrators”. In the Event Viewer, event 31000 shows the source as “Microsoft-Windows-AssignedAccess/Admin” and displays the error message, “The group used to assign the application can’t be found.”

If you’re still running windows 10 version 1803, you can now download the build 17134.799 which includes the aforementioned Windows Update improvements, plus the following fixes:

  • Allows users to go back to a host browser from a Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) container.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop responding to a browse request.
  • Addresses an issue with looping redirects between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Updates wininet.dll to prevent the re-creation of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) control sessions.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the OS from loading new icon files if it encounters an icon file that has a bad format.
  • Addresses an issue to set the date separator properly in the Japanese short date format. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Updates time zone information for the Palestinian Authority.
  • Addresses an issue in which the desktop wallpaper image set by a Group Policy will not update if that wallpaper image has the same name as the previous image.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the removal of Bluetooth® peripheral devices from some systems with specific Bluetooth radios.
  • Addresses an issue with using an apostrophe or single quote character in the log entries of the Event Log Service.
  • Addresses an issue in which Windows attempts to renew Azure Active Directory (AAD) token certificates when there is no internet connectivity. This issue occurs during AAD authentication and slows the performance of applications.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents updates from downloading from a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server when a Windows Defender Application Control policy is set to manage which updates can be deployed.
  • Addresses an issue that disconnects a remote desktop session when you lock the session using a third-party credential provider.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a temporary KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED Kerberos sign-in failure in applications and services configured to use a Group Managed Service Account (GMSA). This issue occurs after the automatic update of the service account password.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents ActiveX controls from automatically installing through a proxy server.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a sign-in to fail with the error, “Incorrect Username or password” when using an empty or null password and Windows Defender Credential Guard is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Office and other applications to prompt for a password after you change a user account password. This issue occurs on hybrid Azure Active Directory (AD) joined systems.
  • Addresses an issue with BranchCache when it is in distributed cache mode. BranchCache may use more disk space than assigned for the republication cache. To fully address the issue, devices that have exceeded the disk space assignments should empty BranchCache using the netsh branchcache flush command.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a Stop D1 error when you increase the random-access memory (RAM) capacity of a CPU (“hot add”) on a virtual machine.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause event 7600 in the Domain Name System (DNS) server event log to contain an unreadable server name.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error when you attempt to access a Network File System (NFS) share.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a server to need a restart because the system nonpaged pool consumes too much memory.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents NumLock from working properly in a Remote Assistance session when the Remote Assistance window gains and loses focus.
  • Addresses an issue with the “Allow uninstallation of language features when a language is uninstalled.” Group Policy.
  • Addresses an issue in Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) that displays the error “0xc000026b” when a user signs out.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Event Log service to stop working when certain characters are included in an event.
  • Addresses an issue that causes rendering to stop working for elements.

Microsoft also announced today that because Windows 10 version 1803 will reach end of service for Home and Pro editions on November 12, 2019, the company will start updating these devices to a newer version of Windows 10 starting in late June 2019. However, it’s still unclear if these users will be able to download the May 2019 right away, or if they will have to download the October 2018 update first.

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