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Microsoft Releases February Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 10

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It’s the second Tuesday of the month and that means Microsoft is rolling out a new set of cumulative updates for supported versions of Windows 10 and Server.

Microsoft today released a new round of Windows 10 security updates for this month’s Patch Tuesday. The cumulative updates are now rolling out for Window 10 1809 aka “October 2018 Update” and other supported versions of Windows 10 and Server. There are no new features to report in these updates, but there are several improvements and other fixes. Here is a look at what you can expect in this latest round.

KB4487044 for Windows 10 1809

This latest update will bump your build to 17763.316 and here is the list of fixes and improvements included:

  • Addresses an issue that fails to set the LmCompatibilityLevel value correctly. LmCompatibilityLevel specifies the authentication mode and session security.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening. This issue occurs if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database fails to open with the error, “Unrecognized Database Format”.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Edge from connecting using an IP address.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Hello for Business Hybrid Key Trust deployment sign-in to fail if Windows 2019 Server domain controllers (DC) are used for authentication. The error is, “That option is temporarily unavailable. For now, please use a different method to sign in”. If Active Directory (AD) activity tracing is enabled, a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) exception may occur in the Windows 2019 DC when processing a user’s sign in.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft HoloLens that allows users to bypass the lock screen sign in process in some work flows.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Server, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, and Windows App Platform and Frameworks.

As always, you should receive these updates automatically in the background in the next couple days. If you want to stay on top of things head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates. Or, you can manually download and install the update from Microsoft Update Catalog.


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