KB4524152 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3243 – 03 Oct 2019

Microsoft reveals a new cumulative update KB4524152 for Windows 10 1607 users on 3rd October. This is basically a security patch that takes the existing OS to build 14393.3243 and expands the out-of-band update dated September 24, 2019. Additionally, KB4524152 addresses a printing issue that some users have recently experienced in the previous build. 

Users are granted to grab this patch using Windows Update or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) automatically. The Company recommends you to download and install KB4524152 then restart your PC to fully apply the mitigation. Besides, like all other patch updates, this update replaces any preceding update.


KB4524152 – Improvements and fixes 

Here, we discuss the key features that came along with the following security update-

  • KB4524152 resolves an intermittent bug related to Print Spooler Service. This used to prevent all print jobs from carrying out successfully. A few apps are known to cause hindrance like – Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

To know more about security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

Known Bugs on KB4524152

There may appear following issues after installing this cumulative update on your device-


Symptom Workaround

KB4467684, once installed, may lead to some issues inside cluster services. Owing to this, there appears the following error message-

“2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)”

This bug occurs only when the group policy is configured to use 14 or more characters under “Minimum Password Length”. 

To counter this issue, you should use either 14 or fewer characters inside the above policy. 

A few operations may fail to occur like renaming of files and folders that are on a cluster shared volume.

When you encounter this trouble, you may receive the following error message as well-


This trouble arises when either you don’t have the full rights to carry such operations. Hence, to resolve this issue, you should perform any of these-

  • Prior to executing such operations, login as an Admin.
  • Perform the operation using a node that doesn’t require CSV ownership.


How to Get this Update

We suggest you download the KB4512574 servicing stack update before proceeding to install KB4524152. This ensures no bug appears during the whole update process. You may get this patch update through following ways-

1. Windows Update

Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and tap “Check for Updates” button.

2. Microsoft Update Catalog

Open the Update Catalog to download the standalone package.