KB4541331 and KB4541333 for Windows 10 1809 & 1803 – 17 March 2020

Another cumulative update KB4541331 and KB4541333 are released for Windows 10 1809 and 1803 respectively. This is basically a non-security update that increases the version number of Windows 10 1809 to 17763.1131 and that of 1803 to 17134.1399. Along with a known issue, Microsoft introduces a list of non-security updates for version 1809. However, the company is still not aware of any issues regarding version 1803.

You are able to download KB4541331 and KB4541333 as an MSU file format from the Microsoft update catalog site. All you need to upgrade your system to the latest version so that it can be more secured from malicious software. In order to do it, navigate to “Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates“.

KB4541331 and KB4541333

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General Fixes and Improvements for KB4541331 and KB4541333

These are basically a bug-fixing update that carries no new feature to the Operating System. 

Improvements and fixes For Windows 10 1809

Here are the key changes –

  • The company tries to fix the issue that causes an error when printing to a document repository.
  • Microsoft team works on a drawing issue with the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) toolbar. This issue basically occurs when dragging in a multi-monitor environment.
  • The team addresses an issue that hampers the touch keyboard from appearing during sign in when the user is prompted for the password.
  • Windows 10 maker rectifies an issue that causes new child windows to flicker and appear as white squares on server devices that are configured for stark visual contrast.
  • With this update, the issue related to File Explorer is sorted out. It used to display inaccurate folder properties when the path is longer than MAX_PATH.
  • Now, the calendar dates will not appear on the wrong day of the week. Actually, it occurs in the clock and date section of the notification area when you select the Samoa time zone.
  • The company works on an issue with reading logs using the OpenEventLogA() function. 
  • Addresses an issue that hinders machines that have enabled Credential Guard from joining a domain. Here, the error message appears as – “The server’s clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller’s clock.” 
  • Microsoft tries to fix the issue that might cause a delay of up to two minutes. It basically occurs while signing in or unlocking a session on Hybrid Azure Active Directory-joined machines. 
  • Windows 10 team works on an issue that causes authentication to fail. This issue appears while using Azure Active Directory and the user’s security identifier (SID) has changed. 
  • Microsoft expert tries to fix an issue that might cause 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. It actually occurs when DC computer names contain one or more uppercase characters. 
  • The Developers team focuses on an issue that causes authentication in an Azure Active Directory environment to fail and no error appears. 
  • The team tries to fix an issue that causes high CPU utilization when retrieving a session object.
  • Microsoft specialist works on high latency in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) response times. It is for globally distributed datacenters in which SQL might be on a remote datacenter. 
  • The tech giant improves the performance for all token requests coming to AD FS, including OAuth, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), WS-Federation, and WS-Trust. 
  • Microsoft works on a high latency issue in acquiring OAuth tokens. It happens when AD FS front-end servers and back-end SQL servers are in different datacenters. 
  • Windows 1o team restores the constructed attribute in Active Directory. Whereas the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) for msDS-parentdistname
  • The company rectifies an issue to hamper SAML errors and the loss of access to third-party apps for users who do not have multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled. 
  • The cumulative update KB4541331 rectifies an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem. It helps ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses an issue that hinders Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) settings from roaming to enable the signature files that are used for new messages, forwarded messages, and replies.
  • The team works on an issue with high CPU usage on AD FS servers. It basically occurs when the backgroundCacheRefreshEnabled feature is enabled.  
  • The software giant rectifies an issue that creates the Storage Replica administrator group with the incorrect SAM-Account-Type and Group-Type
  • Microsoft tries to fix an issue that hinders some machines from automatically going into Sleep mode under certain situations. It happens because of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Auto Incident Response (IR).
  • The company addresses an issue that restricts some machines from running Microsoft Defender ATP Threat & Vulnerability Management successfully.
  • KB4541331 increases support for non-ASCII file paths for Microsoft Defender ATP Auto IR.
  • The company works on an issue that causes stop error 0xEF. It happens while upgrading to Windows 10, version 1809.
  • With build 17763.1131, the company improves the performance of the Resilient File System (ReFS) in scenarios that involve many operations on ReFS-cloned files.

Improvements and fixes For Windows 10 1803

Here is the changelog –

  • Microsoft specialist tries to fix an issue that causes an error when printing to a document repository. 
  • The team works on an issue that causes a KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (139) stop error. It basically happens when Windows resumes from Sleep and turns on some Bluetooth headsets. 
  • Microsoft tries to fix the issue that might cause a delay of up to two minutes. It basically occurs while signing in or unlocking a session on Hybrid Azure Active Directory-joined machines. 
  • The Developers team focuses on an issue that causes authentication in an Azure Active Directory environment to fail and no error appears. 
  • Addresses an issue that hinders machines that have enabled Credential Guard from joining a domain. Here, the error message appears as – “The server’s clock is not synchronized with the primary domain controller’s clock.” 
  • The cumulative update KB4541333 rectifies an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem. It helps ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses an issue that hinders Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) settings from roaming to enable the signature files that are used for new messages, forwarded messages, and replies.
  • Microsoft tries to fix an issue that hinders some machines from automatically going into Sleep mode under certain situations. It happens because of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Auto Incident Response (IR).
  • The company addresses an issue that hampers some machines from running Microsoft Defender ATP Threat & Vulnerability Management successfully.
  • KB4541333 increases support for non-ASCII file paths for Microsoft Defender ATP Auto IR.

Known Issue for 1809

SymptomWorkaround
With build 17763.1131, when you install KB4493509, devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error. This error is – “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”

Note – If reinstalling the language pack does not lessen the issue, reset your Windows 10 PC as follows:

  • Open the Windows Settings using Win+I. Select Update & Security category. From the left pane, click on the Recovery option.
  • After that, select Get Started under the Reset this PC recovery option.
  • Finally, select Keep my Files.

Microsoft team is working on a resolution. The company will provide an update in a forthcoming release.

How to Get this Update for KB4541331 and KB4541333

You can use three different approaches to download and apply this patch update on your Windows 10 device. Here is how to do –

Note: Do apply the latest SSU, (KB4539571) for 1809 and (KB4540724) for 1803, before downloading this patch update from any of the ways explained here. It will assure that the whole update process goes smoothly. 

  • Windows Update – You will auto-receive a notification regarding the KB4541331 and KB4541333 cumulative update. 
  • Standalone Package – Alternatively, you can open Microsoft Update Catalog for 1809 and 1803. And then, download and run the standalone package that came along with this release. All you need to check your system architecture before downloading the particular .msu file.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) – This update syncs with WSUS automatically if you configure Products and Classifications as follows –
    • Product: Windows 10, version 1809 and 1803.
    • Classification: Security Updates.

Source – KB4541331 and KB4541333