Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.556, 16299.936 - here's what's new

Patch Tuesday was a week ago, but it's already time for Microsoft to check in with new Windows 10 updates. This follows the current trend of seeing more basic fixes on the main Patch Tuesday, with more extensive changelogs for updates later in the month.

Today's updates are for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, and 1703. That means that if you're on the latest version, there's no update for you today, although it wouldn't be surprising if that arrives later on this month.

If you're on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or version 1803, you'll get KB4480976, which brings the build number to 17134.556. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents sharing and timeline features and roaming settings from working for accounts that use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.

  • Addresses an issue that causes power options to appear on the Windows security screen when the per user group policy to hide power options is set.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents links for certain compressed file formats from resolving.

  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.

  • Addresses a privacy issue with apps that obtain the BroadFileSystemAccess capability without a user’s consent.

  • Addresses an issue in which WAM logging causes some applications such as Microsoft Office to stop working.

  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.

  • Addresses an issue in which Windows Driver Frameworks causes high CPU utilization. As a result, the user-mode driver stops working when the device resumes from Hibernate (S4).

  • Addresses an issue that may cause a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming a link in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace. Additionally, renaming a folder may take 30 seconds when multiple users work in a group share simultaneously, and File Explorer stops responding.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.

There are also a bunch of known issues to be aware of:

Symptom

Workaround

After you install the August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4470809 SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, some users cannot pin a web link on the Startmenu or the taskbar. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing KB4467682, the cluster service may fail to start with the error “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)” if the Group Policy “Minimum Password Length” is configured with greater than 14 characters.

Set the domain default "Minimum Password Length" policy to less than or equal to 14 characters.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format may fail to open if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database will fail to open with the error, “Unrecognized Database Format”.

Use one of the following options:

Option 1: Modify the database to ensure that all column names are less than or equal to 32 characters.

Option 2: Convert the database to the .accdb file format. To use the .accdb file format, you must change the Connection string after conversion.

The easiest way to convert is to use Microsoft Access 2010 or earlier.

  1. Use Microsoft Access to open a database that has an older file format.
  2. You will be asked if you would like to convert. Click Yes and save the database with the .accdb extension.

Option 3: Convert the database to a newer .mdb file format. This doesn’t require a change to the Connection string.

  1. Use Microsoft Access to open a database that has an older file format.
  2. You will be asked if you would like to convert. Click Yes and save the database with the .accdb file extension.
  3. Open the .accdb.
  4. From the File menu, click Save as and select Access 2002-2003 Database.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available early February.


These known issues are somewhat significant, breaking a user's ability to pin websites to the taskbar, and breaking old Access databases. While those Access databases are surely uncommon, if they've not been upgraded to a newer file format by now, there's probably a reason for it.

For those on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or version 1709, you'll get KB4480967, which brings the build number to 16299.936. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause an application to stop working when converting long Kana to Kanji using a combination of predictive and non-predictive input.

  • Addresses an issue in a multi-monitor configuration that causes a window to unexpectedly move to a different monitor when reconnecting to an existing user session.

  • Addresses an issue in which the desktop wallpaper image set by a group policy will not update if it has the same name as the previous image.

  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.

  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.

  • Addresses an issue that causes Scheduled Tasks created in a disabled state to not run.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.

  • Addresses an issue that may display the error code “0x139” for the RNDISMP6!KeepAliveTimerHandler when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.

This one only contains two known issues, including the bug with old Access databases and the issue with the September .NET Framework update, the latter of which has been around for some time.

Finally, while the Windows 10 Creators Update, or version 1703, has been unsupported on Home and Pro editions for some time now, it's still supported for Education and Enterprise editions. Those users will get KB4480959, which brings the build number to 15063.1596. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes downloads to fail because Mark of the Web (MOTW) was not supported at the download location.

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.

  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.

  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming a link in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace. Additionally, renaming a folder may take 30 seconds when multiple users work in a group share simultaneously, and File Explorer stops responding.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.

This update has the same two known issues as the one for version 1709.

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