KB4499179 updates Windows 10 1709 to Build 16299.1146

The second Tuesday, May brings a new cumulative update i.e. KB4499179 for Windows 10 1709 users and updates the current OS to Build 16299.1146. Though, this doesn’t contain any new operating system features; there are some valued fixes and improvements.

KB4499179 addresses lots of earlier issues such as- Microsoft Visual Studio Simulator, MS Excel fonts bug, zone transfers over TCP, etc. Here, we explain the key attributes along with known issues and the correct way to get this patch update.


KB4499179 Improvements and Fixes

The key changes on this patch update are as follow-

  1. Addresses an anomaly that doesn’t let Microsoft Visual Studio Simulator start effectively.
  2. Works on a bug which results in “Error 1309” when you either install or uninstall .msi or .msp files on a virtual drive.
  3. Allows “uk.gov” prefixes to work normally on sites that contain HTTP in domains while browsing through Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
  4. Mitigates the issue that causes the text, cell size or layout to behave abruptly in Microsoft Excel. They become narrower or wider randomly when you use either MS UI Gothic or MS PGothic fonts.
  5. Addresses a bug that fails the zone transfers between primary and secondary DNS servers while using Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
  6. Brings security updates for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Microsoft Graphics Component, and Microsoft Scripting Engine. Moreover, Windows App Platform and Frameworks,  Windows Cryptography, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Windows Datacenter Networking also receive security updates. In addition to the above, there are some more such as- Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Server.

KB4499179 Known issues

Issue#1: There appears an error message while performing a few operations like- rename of files on Cluster Shared Volume. This resembles to- “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”. In general, it occurs when you take that action on a CSV owner node from the Non-Admin account.

Sol– You can solve this bug by adopting either of the two functions mentioned below.

  1. Execute such functions using an Administrator account.
  2. Carry out these operations using a node that doesn’t require CSV ownership.

The Company is currently working on a permanent solution to this and will bring the same in an upcoming cumulative update.

Download and Install this update on your System

At first, download and install the latest SSU i.e. (KB4500641) on your PC to ensure no error messages pop up while updating the process. The same will be auto-offered by Microsoft and is available at the Windows Update section. If you don’t get the servicing stack update automatically.

The cumulative update gets downloaded automatically on your Windows 10 PC unless you have specifically disabled or paused this. Once downloaded, it waits for the next Shutdown or Restart of System so that it installs the necessary files. When you proceed to turn off your PC, it asks your consent to launch the patch update.

In case, you don’t receive any such messages, you can download KB4499179 manually as well. Here are the steps to follow-

  • Firstly, press Win+I hotkey together to invoke Settings.
  • Henceforth, select Update & Security category.
  • Now choose Windows Update on the left column, then hit Check for Updates button on the right pane.
  • Next, the files will start downloading. Wait till it finishes thereafter install the same.

Note: If there is a green tick against this button, there are no new updates available to download. This also turns green when you have already installed the latest cumulative update on your System.

Get the standalone package of the KB4499179 cumulative update.