KB4541329 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3595 – 17 Mar 2020

Windows 10 1607 receives a new non-security patch “KB4541329” on 17th Mar 2020. This cumulative update brings quality features and fixes along with enhancing the build version to 14393.3595. KB4541329 addresses several bugs including Windows Ecosystem compatibility issue, using DWM.exe on the session host, etc. Additionally, this also modifies Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) settings so as to smoothen the forwarding messages and replies.

There occurs an old group policy error after applying this patch update – “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)”. As per Microsoft, one should configure the “Minimum Password Length” policy to use 14 or even fewer characters to get rid of this error message. Although you will receive a notification regarding this cumulative update on your PC, you may download and install the standalone package as well. Let’s explore this Tuesday patch in detail – 

KB4541329

KB4541329 – New Features and Fixes

The key features and fixes on this cumulative update are as follows –

  • KB4541329 works upon an issue that causes domain controllers (DC) to register a lowercase and a mixed or all uppercase Domain Name System (DNS) service (SRV) record in the _MSDCS.<forest root domain> DNS zone. This bug appears only if the DC computer consists of one or more uppercase characters.
  • Resolves the application running error on RemoteApp.
  • Addresses a bug wherein DWM.exe stops working on the session host.
  • With Build 14393.3595, there won’t be high CPU usage on Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) servers. Earlier this occurs while you enable the backgroundCacheRefreshEnabled feature.
  • Works upon an issue that restricts Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) settings from roaming to enable the signature files. These are often used for new messages, forwarded messages, and replies.
  • Resolves the Windows Ecosystem compatibility issues resulting in proper Windows 10 updates.
  • After installing this patch, one can join a domain on Machines that have enabled Credential Guard. Previously, it prompts an error message that reads –
    • “The server’s clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller’s clock” 

Known Issues 

After installing the KB4541329 cumulative update, you may still encounter the “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)” error message. To resolve this bug, you should configure the “Minimum Password Length” policy to use 14 or even fewer characters. 

How to get this update

There are three different ways to download and apply this patch update on your Windows 10 device. They are –

  • Windows Update – You will auto-receive a notification regarding the KB4541329 cumulative update. If you are using this method, make sure to download and install the latest SSU i.e. KB4540723 as well. This ensures that the whole update process completes smoothly. 
  • Standalone Package – If you don’t want to wait, visit Microsoft Update Catalog, download and run the standalone package that came along with this release. Just make sure to check your system architecture before downloading the specific .msu file.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) – This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you have already configured Products and Classifications as follows –
    • Product: Windows 10, version 1607 and later
    • Classification: Security Updates

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