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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows – gHacks Tech News (via WindowsKernel.com)


Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and the Windows 10 versions 1809, 1803, 1709 and 1607 / Windows Server 2016.

Here is the list:

Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1: KB4519972

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia, and Fiki Islands updated.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the evaluation of a device’s compatibility status “to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows”.
  • Fixed a netdom.exe issue that prevented the application “from displaying the new ticket-granting ticket delegation bit for the display or query mode”.

Known Issues:

Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Same as Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1, plus
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain virtual machines to stop working because of an issue “with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications”.
  • Fixed an issue in security bulletin CVE-2019-1318 that caused increased latency and CPU utilization.
    • This issue occurs while performing full Transport Layer Security (TLS) handshakes from devices that don’t support EMS, especially on servers. EMS support has been available for all the supported versions of Windows since calendar year 2015 and is being incrementally enforced by the installation of the October 8, 2019 and later monthly updates.

Known Issues:

  • Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes may fail.

Windows 10 version 1809

windows october 2019 updates KB4520062

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. WSUS administrators need to import it into WSUS manually.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Fixes an issue that caused blank tiles to be displayed in the Start Menu.
  • Fixed a power consumption issue in Connected Standby mode.
  • Fixed a Windows Virtual Desktops reconnecting or signing in issue.
  • Fixed an Microsoft Outlook indexing issues on Windows Virtual Desktops.
  • Updated time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia and Fidji Islands.
  • Fixed an unhanded exception error in Windows Machine Learning.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented scroll bars from being selected; this was caused when the Internet Explorer window was moved.
  • Improved an access control list check for known folders to fix the black screen issue that could appear the first time users sign in after installing updates.
  • Fixed a Microsoft SharePoint filename issue that caused them to be displayed incorrectly in Quick Access and Recent Items.
  • Fixed an unspecified Bluetooth issue that occurred when certain audio profiles were used for extended periods.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the epoch value to be displayed instead of the actual logon time.
  • Fixed a compatibility evaluation issue.
  • Fixed an unspecified diagnostic data processing issue.
  • Fixed a netdom.exe issue.
  • Fixed a Microsoft AppLocker issue that could prevent applications from running.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Windows Defender Application Control policy to become too restrictive.
  • Fixed an issue that failed to include the full file hash as part of WDAC event log entries.
  • Fixed an issue that caused high CPU usage when on systems with many open windows and Background Application Manager running periodic background scans. The scan can be turned off in the following way:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBamThrottling
    • Name: DisableWindowHinting
    • Type: REG_DWORD
    • Value: 1
  • Fixed a kernel memory leak in applications that utilize change notifications on named pipes.
  • Fixed an Internet Explorer issue that prevented the print dialog from being displayed.
  • Added support to allow removable drives and assigned access restrictions.
  • Fixed a printing issue in 32-bit applications when using “run as different user”.
  • Fixed an issue during block cloning operations on ReFS volumes that might cause errors 0x1E, 0xA, or 0x50.
  • Fixed an Offline File Shell issue about online and offline indicators.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Settings app to stop working when selecting a theme.
  • Fixed a reliability issue in Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Host Clusters.
  • Fixed a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol queries issue that threw the error “000020E6: SvcErr: DSID-0314072D, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data 8996”.
  • Fixed an issue that consumed all TCP dynamic ports.
  • Addressed an issue with applications and scripts that call the NetQueryDisplayInformation API or the WinNT provider equivalent.
  • Fixed a Group Policy issue when adding computer objects to local groups using “Local Users and Groups”.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain virtual machines to stop working because of an issue “with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications”.
  • Fixed an authentication error caused by Active Directory Federation Service certificate renewals.
  • Fixed an issue with file deletions on Cluster Shared Volumes that caused files with alternate data streams to still be present.
  • Fixed an issue that may cause error 0x50 to be displayed during backup operations.

Known Issues:

  • Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes may fail.
  • Systems with certain Asian language packs installed may throw the error message “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND”.
  • Windows Mixed Reality Portal users may get the error “15-5”.

Windows 10 version 1803

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. WSUS administrators need to import it into WSUS manually.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Out of Box Experience event to be displayed repeatedly.
  • Updated time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia, and Fidji Island.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented scroll bars from being selected; this was caused when the Internet Explorer window was moved.
  • Fixed a MSCTF.dll issue that caused applications to stop working.
  • Improved an access control list check for known folders to fix the black screen issue that could appear the first time users sign in after installing updates.
  • Fixed an unspecified Bluetooth issue that occurred when certain audio profiles were used for extended periods.
  • Fixed an issue that failed to include the full file hash as part of WDAC event log entries.
  • Fixed a Microsoft AppLocker issue that could prevent applications from running.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the system to stop working during an upgrade process. The Stop error “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (7e)” was displayed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Windows Defender Application Control policy to become too restrictive.
  • Fixed a netdom.exe issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused high CPU usage when on systems with many open windows and Background Application Manager running periodic background scans. The scan can be turned off in the following way:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBamThrottling
    • Name: DisableWindowHinting
    • Type: REG_DWORD
    • Value: 1
  • Fixed a printing issue in 32-bit applications when using “run as different user”.
  • Fixed a compatibility evaluation issue.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause ReFS to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain virtual machines to stop working because of an issue “with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications”.

Known Issues:

  • Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes may fail.
  • Windows Mixed Reality Portal users may get the error “15-5”.

Windows 10 version 1709

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. WSUS administrators need to import it into WSUS manually.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Updated time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia, and Fidji Island.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the epoch value to be displayed instead of the actual logon time.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the system to stop working during an upgrade process. The Stop error “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (7e)” was displayed.
  • Fixed a Bitlocker recovery key back up issue when backing up to Azure Active Directory.
  • Fixed an issue that failed to include the full file hash as part of WDAC event log entries.
  • Fixed a Microsoft AppLocker issue that could prevent applications from running.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Windows Defender Application Control policy to become too restrictive.
  • Fixed a netdom.exe issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused high CPU usage when on systems with many open windows and Background Application Manager running periodic background scans. The scan can be turned off in the following way:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBamThrottling
    • Name: DisableWindowHinting
    • Type: REG_DWORD
    • Value: 1
  • Fixed an issue that could cause ReFS to stop working.
  • Fixed a compatibility evaluation issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain virtual machines to stop working because of an issue “with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications”.

Known Issues:

  • Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes may fail.

Windows 10 version 1607 / Server 2016

The update is available via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and as a direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. WSUS administrators need to import it into WSUS manually.

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Updated time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia, and Fidji Island.
  • fixed an issue that caused a tablet’s screen to rotate unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an application window flickering issue when using RemoteApp. DMW.exe may stop working on the session host in addition.
  • Fixed a Group Policy issue when adding computer objects to local groups using “Local Users and Groups”.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the epoch value to be displayed instead of the actual logon time.
  • Fixed an App-V application issue that prevented the opening and display of network failure errors.
  • Fixed a Microsoft AppLocker issue that could prevent applications from running.
  • Fixed an issue that failed to include the full file hash as part of WDAC event log entries.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the system to stop working during an upgrade process. The Stop error “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (7e)” was displayed.
  • Fixed a netdom.exe issue.
  • Fixed a high CPU issue when retrieving session objects.
  • Fixed a kernel memory leak in applications that utilize change notifications on named pipes.
  • Fixed a mount manager issue that could cause Windows to become unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue during block cloning operations on ReFS volumes that might cause errors 0x1E, 0xA, or 0x50.
  • Fixed an Active Directory Federation Services authentication issue.
  • Fixed a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol queries issue that threw the error “000020E6: SvcErr: DSID-0314072D, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data 8996”.
  • Fixed a compatibility evaluation issue.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from resizing windows in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain virtual machines to stop working because of an issue “with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications”.
  • Fixed an issue with file deletions on Cluster Shared Volumes that caused files with alternate data streams to still be present.

Known Issues:

  • Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes may fail.
  • The Cluster Service may fail to start with error “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)”

Closing Words

The update for Windows 10 version 1903 and Server 2019 is late as usually. It is expected to be released in the coming days.

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

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Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019.

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Martin Brinkmann

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