KB4516044 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3204 – 10 Sept 2019

Microsoft rolls KB4516044 for Windows 10 1607 users and the same updates the existing OS to build 14393.3204. This patch is basically a security update that upgrades several Windows Components along with IE-11, network technologies. In addition to the above, this updates input devices as well such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus.

Apart from security concerns, KB4516044 improves the vulnerabilities that occur during Microarchitectural Data Sampling. Last but not least, this patch works upon storing and managing files trouble. The team is constantly working to eliminate a few known issues that do occur on Build 14393.3204. To know more about cumulative updates, you can check out the complete catalog of the patches.


General Fixes and Improvements

Here, we depict the key changes that came along with KB4516044 cumulative update-

  • Build 14393.3204 brings protections against a new subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities, known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling. This sampling is applicable for 32-bit version Windows. To know more about how to use registry settings, read the articles on Windows Client and Windows Server. By default, the related registry entries are enabled for either Windows Client OS editions or Windows Server OS editions. You may have a look at the following links to get the better idea-
  • KB4516044 resolves an issue with scripts and apps that call the NetQueryDisplayInformation API or the WinNT provider equivalent. Earlier, they simply fail to return values after the first page of data i.e. enlisting 50 or 100 entries. Further, when users inquire of more pages, this returns an error message “1359: an internal error occurred”.
  • The Company unveils security updates for Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Internet Explorer. In addition to the above list, the team rolls security updates for following Windows components-
Windows App Platform and Frameworks
Windows Input and Composition
Windows Media
Windows Fundamentals
Windows Authentication
Windows Datacenter Networking
Windows Virtualization
Windows Storage and Filesystems
Windows Wireless Networking
Windows Kernel
Windows Server 

Known issues in KB4516044

These are the common issues that appear on this cumulative update –

Symptom Workaround

After installing patch update KB4467684, the cluster service may start failing on the error “2245 NERR_PasswordTooShort”. This bug appears only if you have chosen the group policy “Minimum Password Length” to have more than 14 characters.

For the time being, set the domain default “Minimum Password Length” policy to use 14 characters or even lesser.

The Company is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Performing certain operations like renaming files and folders on a Cluster Shared Volume may return the following error-


This issue arises primarily when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node that requires ownership.

To resolve this bug, try any of the two methods-

  • Carry out the operation after logging in as Administrator.
  • Execute the operation on a CSV node that doesn’t require Admin privilege.

The company is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to update Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3204

You will auto-receive a notification regarding KB4516044 patch update. You may also download the .msi file by visiting the Microsoft Update Catalog website. However, make sure to download and install the latest SSU i.e. (KB4512574) beforehand so as to avoid any in-between bugs during the update process.

Alternatively, you may navigate to the following path to download this manually-

Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and hit the Check for Updates button.

Source – Update Catalog