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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4041676

Microsoft today rolled out cumulative update KB4041676 for Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703). While we’re just a week away from the public release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, everything else is getting patches, too. This update comes as part of the company’s normal patch Tuesday which rolls out bug fixes for all currently supported versions of Windows.

Cumulative Update KB4041676

You should get the update automatically within the next couple of days, but if you want to stay on top of the situation head to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Or, if you don’t want to go through Windows Update you can download the KB4041676 update and install it manually.

Note that a restart will be required to complete the installation. After the update has completed hit the Windows key and type: winver and hit Enter. There you will see the build has been bumped up to 15063.674.

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Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4041676

This update includes quality improvements and fixes and no new features are introduced. Below is a list of the extensive amount of fixes according to Microsoft’s changelog:

  • Addressed issue where some UWP and Centennial apps show a gray icon and display the error message “This app can’t open” on launch.
  • Addressed reliability issue that causes the AppReadiness service to stop working.
  • Addressed issue where applications that use the Silverlight map stack stop working.
  • Addressed issue where VSync prevents devices from entering Panel Self Refresh mode, which can lead to reduced battery life.
  • Addressed issue where user customizations (like pinned tiles) made to an enforced partial Start layout are lost when upgrading to Windows 10 1703.
  • Addressed issue where the Universal CRT caused the linker (link.exe) to stop working for large projects.
  • Addressed issue that prevents Windows Error Reporting from saving error reports in a temporary folder that is recreated with incorrect permissions. Instead, the temporary folder is inadvertently deleted.
  • Addressed issue where the MSMQ performance counter (MSMQ Queue) may not populate queue instances when the server hosts a clustered MSMQ role.
  • Addressed issue with the token broker where it was leaking a token that caused sessions to remain allocated after logoff.
  • Addressed issue where Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart card PINs are not cached on a per-application basis. This caused users to see the PIN prompt multiple times in a short time period; normally, the PIN prompt only displays once.
  • Addressed issue where using the Cipher.exe /u tool to update Data Recovery Agent (DRA) encryption keys fails unless user certification encryption already exists on the machine.
  • Addressed issue where using AppLocker to block a Modern app fails. This issue occurs only with Modern apps that come pre-installed with Windows.
  • Addressed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with the rendering of a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue that prevents an element from receiving focus in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with the docking and undocking of Internet Explorer windows.
  • Addressed issue caused by a pop-up window in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where a Vendor API deleted data unexpectedly.
  • Addressed issue where using the Robocopy utility to copy a SharePoint document library, which is mounted as a drive letter, fails to copy files. However, in this scenario, Robocopy will copy folders successfully.
  • Addressed issue where MDM USB restrictions did not disable the USB port as expected.
  • Addressed issue where creating an iSCSI session on a new OS installation may result in the “Initiator instance does not exist” error when attempting to connect to a target.
  • Addressed issue where connecting to RDS applications published using Azure App Proxy fails. The error message is, “Your computer can’t connect to the Remote Desktop Gateway server. Contact your network administrator for assistance”. The error can occur when the RDP cookie size limit is exceeded. This update increased the size of the RDP cookie limit.
  • Addressed issue where USBHUB.SYS randomly causes memory corruption that results in random system crashes that are extremely difficult to diagnose.
  • Addressed issue that affects the download of some games from the Windows Store during the pre-order phase. Download fails with the error code 0x80070005, and the device attempts to restart the download from the beginning.
  • Addressed issue where the ServerSecurityDescriptor registry value does not migrate when you upgrade to Windows 10 1703. As a result, users might not be able to add a printer using the Citrix Print Manager service. Additionally, they might not be able to print to a client redirected printer, a Citrix universal print driver, or a network printer driver using the Citrix universal print driver.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel, Microsoft Edge, Windows Authentication, Windows TPM, Device Guard, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Windows DNS, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Server, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server.

Updates were also rolled out for previous Windows 10 versions, with the final update going out to version 1511 (November Update) as the company will no longer support it after today.

After installing the today’s update let us know how your PC is running. If you’re having any problems check out our Windows 10 Forums for additional troubleshooting advice.

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6 Responses to Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4041676

  1. Wayne October 11, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Patch Tuesday’s October 2017 updates completed successfully on two separate HDD’s. No problems with any BSOD that some are reporting.

  2. Ziggy October 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    All good here as well. Successful on two laptops (one oldish, the other a newer Dell) and an older desktop pc.

    Fixed up greyed out buttons on the start bar such as Money which wasn’t working previously and now is – same goes for News.

    No blue screens – all running pretty smoothly. I do wish though that these eternal updates would cease. I’m happy with what I’ve got – just leave me alone! And don’t forget readers to make a system image once you are happy with the latest iteration – life savers!

    • Brian Burgess October 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      It appears that people who did have issues with this update were businesses with WSUS.

      That’s a tool IT admins use to roll out updates and patches to workstations throughout the organization.

      @Ziggy If you’re running Win 10 Pro you can defer the Feature Updates for up to a year and still get the important security patches:

      https://www.groovypost.com/howto/delay-defer-block-windows-10-fall-creators-update/

      • Ziggy October 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

        @Brian: Thanks Brian but I’m running the Home version. I’ve commented on other posts here on how to stop the updates, which are either a hit or miss. Despite my regrets for updating to Win 10 I manage to go alright – actually the older machines seem to be doing much better than when the earlier versions of Win 10 came out. They were a nightmare to deal with. C’est la vie!

  3. NevC October 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    It may be some strange coincidence, but I lost all reference to my Wi-Fi data in “settings” and hence connection to the internet after I allowed KB4038788 to install the day before. (I had postponed the installation for 5 days). It all came good again after installing KB4041676.
    However like Ziggy, I am sick of updates, especially when they create problems. And to add insult to injury, the updates always seem to come through when I am near the end of my monthly data quota and gobble it all up. If given a message that an update is available, I can collect it via an alternative arrangement and when it suits me rather than when it suits Microsoft. This surely would be such a simple thing for Microsoft to set up. And yes I know that Pro provides that sort of facility, but I have no need or use for the facilities of Pro and do not see why I should pay Microsoft simply to get what any right minded company would provide.

    • Jack Busch October 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

      NevC, I thnk this may be related to the KRACK vulnerabilities that weren’t announced til today. MS patched a major WPA2 vulnerability in this update. More info coming soon.

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