KB4489882 cumulative update take windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.2848

The second Tuesday of March-2019 brings cumulative update KB4489882 that will take Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.2848. After almost one month, patch up came for version 1607 and indeed this is a must to go for update. Several minor improvements are here in this cumulative update KB4489882 with no new operating system features.

As this is second delta update for Windows 10 v1607, Microsoft recommends its users to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 versions. Though, they will keep on releasing Security as well as quality updates via cumulative update or Express but not on a regular basis.


General Improvements and Fixes- Windows 10 1607

Here are the general changes which came along with this cumulative update-

  1. They address an issue which prompts users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling MSI or MSP type files.
  2. They also resolve an error that let Windows Server to stop working and restart again while hosting multiple terminal server sessions. Win32kbase.sys was the culprit behind this.
  3. Microsoft fixes a bug which generates erroneous return value “0” when calling _isleadbyte_l().
  4. They brought several security updates for Microsoft Edge, IE, MSE, Windows Shell, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Datacenter, Windows App and Frameworks, Microsoft Jet database Engine etc. You can have the full list at MS Support.

Note: This new update will download and install only its own fixes and changes. Thus, if you are on earlier release and miss in-between cumulative updates, some bugs may remain intact.

Known Issues of KB4489882 cumulative update

Issue 1:

Once this update is applied to the System, SCVMM can’t enumerate or manage logical switched which are deployed on the host.

SCVMM- System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Again, if users don’t follow the best practices, they may receive a stop error inside vfpext.sys on the hosts.

Solution: Below are two different methods to resolve this bug-

Method 1: Users should try running mofcomp on following two files on the affected host. They are-

  • Scvmmswitchportsettings.mof
  • VMMDHCPSvr.mof

Method 2: Follow the best practices while patching so as to avoid a stop error inside vfpext.sys on SDN v2 environment (NC managed hosts).

Issue 2:

Earlier after installing KB4467684 cumulative on the System , the cluster service may fail displaying error “2245 (NERR_PaswwordTooShort)”. This occurs only if Minimum Password length is not configured to 14 characters on Group Policy Editor.

Solution: You can set domain to default “Minimum Password Length” i.e. less than or equal to 14 characters. The company is working on a possible solution and the same will be released in an upcoming cumulative update.

Issue 3:

With this update, users may face authentication issues while using Internet Explorer 11. This will happen only if 2 or more people use the same Account to handle different login sessions on same Server of windows Machine. It may include Remote Desktop Protocol, Terminal Servers Logons as well. However, you may receive following signs, not strictly though-

  1. Cache size displays 0 value or Empty location.
  2. Keyboard shortcut keys may hang in between.
  3. Websites may fail to load.
  4. There may be issue while downloading files or signing in.

Solution: If you notice any bug while operating Internet explorer, try to create unique user account. This will ensure that no two accounts start operating on same WSM. Disabling RDP may also solve this issue.

The Company is working on a fix for this, and if completed, the same will be implemented in an upcoming release.

Issue 4:

When you install this update, MSXML6 may cause some apps to stop responding. This happens only if an exception was thrown during node operations like appendChild(), insertBefore(), and moveNode().

There is slight chance of Group Policy Editor getting affected when there is a Group Policy Preference for Internet Settings while editing Group Policy Object.

Solution: Microsoft is working on this bug and they will provide a solution in upcoming patch up update.

How to get this update

Before installing the new release i.e. KB4489882, make sure to install the latest SSU (KB4485447) on your system. If you perform the same, this will enhance the reliability of the Update process. After this, you can download and install LCU KB4489882.

Note: SSU stands for servicing stack updates whereas LCU for the latest cumulative update.

The update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.

However, if you are unable to get this update automatically on your system, follow the steps written below to apply for this release manually-

At first, navigate to the following path.

Settings --> Update & Security --> Windows Update

Here on the right pane, select Check for updates option.

You can also have Standalone Package of this update from Microsoft Update Catalog.