KB4556813 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3686

On the May patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases a new cumulative update for Windows 10 1607 – KB4556813. This is basically a security update that increases the build version of Windows 10 1607 to 14393.3686. With this patch, you will get some security improvements while using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and other peripheral devices.

You can either download the KB4556813 update manually or let Windows do it for you. You can perform the manual installation if your device fails to get the patch. All you need to open Windows Settings (Win+I) > Update & Security > Windows Update. After that, move to the right pane and select Check for updates. To check out the complete list of the patch, open Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.

KB4556813 updates Windows 10 1607 to Build 14393.3686

KB4556813 – New Features and Fixes

The key features of KB4556813 are as follows –

  • The tech giant updates the 2020 start date for daylight saving time (DST). It has been available for the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Additionally, this also brings security updates for the following core components and services –
Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, 
Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, 
Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Update Stack, and the 
Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues 

Symptom: The error 2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort) starts to occur after installing the KB4556813 security patch. As per Microsoft team, you should continue to use 14 or fewer characters while setting a “Minimum Password Length” policy.

Workaround: As a workaround, you need to set the domain default “Minimum Password Length” policy that would be less than or equal to 14 characters.

Microsoft is currently working on a resolution. They will provide an update in a forthcoming release.

How to Get this Update

There are two different channels from where you can download/apply this cumulative update to your Windows 10 version 1607. These are –

  • Windows Update – You will auto-receive a notification regarding the KB4556813 cumulative update. However, you must download and install the latest SSU i.e. KB4550994 in advance so that the update process completes successfully.
  • 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.

Note: This patch is not available at the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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