[November Cumulative updates] Microsoft updates Windows 10 versions by shipping cumulative update

Microsoft, as usual on patch Tuesday has shipped cumulative updates to each product and Windows 10 is no special. Microsoft released a number of updates that fix a significant number of bugs to the OS. Let us discuss in detail:

Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299

Windows 10 version 1709 aka Fall Creators update release has got its first cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4048955 
Build Jump: 16299.19 to 16299.64
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch.
  • Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch between windowed and full-screen modes when playing some Microsoft DirectX games.
  • Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Additionally, applications that the Store app show as installed don't appear on the application list of the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread “Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”. Microsoft will release and document an additional solution in a future release.
  • Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge cannot create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout. During the timeout period, users cannot navigate or interact with the requested page.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.
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Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.

Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063

Windows 10 version 1703 aka Creators update release has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4048954
Build Jump: 15063.728
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where the RDP Connection from a Windows 10 1703 client to Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: "An internal error occurred". This problem occurs when the server is configured in RemoteFX mode. You may also see a black or incorrectly painted screen.
  • Addressed issue where, after an OS upgrade, setting an offline schedule in the Sync Center applet of Control Panel fails. The error message that appears is: "Sync Center Error. An error occurred displaying sync schedules. Error: 0x80070005. Access Denied."
  • Addressed issue where RemoteApp and Desktop Connection settings fail to apply when you set them using Group Policy or a script.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where opening Microsoft Office files from a file server that has Windows Information Protection enabled fails with the error: “Sorry we couldn't open document xxxx”.
  • Addressed issue where, when using the FDVDenyWriteAccess policy, Windows will continue to prevent a drive from being made writable even after BitLocker encryption completes.
  • Addressed issue where Surface Hub devices cannot connect to Azure Active Directory to log on when they are behind a proxy server.
  • Addressed issue where attempting to clean temporary files on the Windows Phone results in the error code “E_FAIL”.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue where modern applications built using JavaScript may fail to initialize.
  • Addressed issue where GetWindowLong may fail when called on a window whose thread isn't processing Windows messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing KB4038788 and rebooting, a black screen appears with only a cursor, and you must reboot in order to log in successfully.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where an intranet site was being treated as an internet site.
  • Addressed a memory leak in Microsoft Edge caused by the startup of an internal process.
  • Addressed issue with the launch of HTML dialogs in Windows PE systems.
  • Addressed issue with scrolling that sometimes causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Addressed issue where the PDF download progress bar stops when opening a PDF file from a cloud-backed web services site.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • Installing this KB may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications.

Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393

Windows 10 version 1607 aka Anniversary update has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number:KB4048953
Build Jump:14393.1884
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where attempting to clean temporary files on the Windows Phone results in the error code “E_FAIL”.
  • Addressed issue with the launch of HTML dialogs in Windows PE systems.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Device Guard, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • After installing KB4041691, package users may see an error dialog that indicates that an application exception has occurred when closing some applications. This can affect applications that use mshtml.dll to load web content. The failure only occurs when a process is already shutting down and doesn't affect application functionality.

Windows 10 v1511 Build 15086

As Microsoft dropped the support of 10586 last month, Microsoft is releasing cumulative updates to Education and Enterprise Editions only.
KB Number:KB4048952
Build Jump:10586.1232
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue with the rendering of a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where access to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for administrative operations wasn't restricted to administrative users.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Cryptography, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.

Windows 10 v1507

Microsoft dropped 1507 support ages ago, so the updates are now being made available to LTSB consumers i.e. Enterprise only.
KB Number:KB4048956
Build Jump:10240.17673
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where roaming user profile–enabled accounts intermittently synchronize the appdata\local and \locallow folders with the profile server. Side effects include increased profile size, which can result in logon failures when there is full disk usage. Other symptoms include increased network bandwidth and logon or logoff delays on domain-joined computers.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where access to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for administrative operations isn't restricted to administrative users.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where, during BitLocker decryption or encryption of a drive, files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted.
  • Addressed issue that caused SharePoint Online sites to stop working in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • After installing KB4042895, package users may receive an error message that states that an application exception has occurred when some applications are closed. This can affect applications that use mshtml.dll to load web content. This problem occurs only when a process is already shutting down, and doesn't affect application functionality.
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