This June patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases a new cumulative update for Windows 10 1607 – KB4561616. This is basically a security update that enhances the build version of Windows 10 1607 to 14393.3750. With this release, users get security improvements for Windows Components, Microsoft services, web browsers, and several others.
You can either download the KB4561616 update manually or let the Windows Update do it for you. We recommend manually downloading the security patch only if your device fails to receive an auto-notification. All you need is to reach out to the – Windows Settings (Win+I) > Update & Security > Windows Update. Thereupon, jump to the right pane and click Check for updates. To check out the complete list of the latest CUs, visit the Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Catalog.
KB4561616 – Changelog
The key highlights of the KB4561616 cumulative update are as follows –
- Improves the security of Internet Explorer, Office Products, Windows Store, and others.
- Updates the security of basic Windows operations as well.
- Enhances security while verifying usernames and passwords.
- Secures and eases the process of storing and managing files.
- Tightens security while using input devices like – Mouse, Keyboard, or stylus.
Improvements and Fixes on Windows 10 version 1607
This Tuesday, Windows 10 1607 receives the security updates for the following windows components –
Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Shell, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, and the Windows Update Stack.
Besides, there are security patches for Microsoft services as well. They are for –
Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
Additionally, they improve two pending issues –
- They ease the updating process for .msi files using a network folder.
- No more errors while installing .msi apps.
Issue: The error 2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort) starts to occur after installing the KB4467684 patch. As per Microsoft team, you should continue to use 14 or fewer characters while setting a “Minimum Password Length” policy.
Sol: As a workaround, you need to set the domain default “Minimum Password Length” policy that would be less than or equal to 14 characters. The experts are currently working on a resolution and will provide the same in an upcoming release.
How to Get this Update
There are 3 different channels from where you can download/apply this cumulative update –
- Windows Update – You will auto-receive a notification regarding the KB4561616 cumulative update. However, you must download and install the latest SSU i.e. KB4562561 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.
- WSUS – This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:
- Product: Windows 10 version 1607
- Classification: Security Updates
Source – Update Catalog