Windows 10 versions 1703, 1709, and 1803 all got patches today, here’s what you need to know

Arif Bacchus

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If you’re running three of the most recent versions of Windows 10, then it’s time to head to Windows Update for some new love from Microsoft. Noted by Neowin, the technology firm tonight has pushed out updates for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, and 1703. The updates address some persistent issues across all three versions of Windows 10, and more.

First off, if you’re on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803,) you’ll be seeing KB4345421. This update bumps your build up to 17134.166, and you can manually download it here if you’re not seeing it in Windows Update. There are no known issues with this update, and you can check below for more on what’s changed.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause some devices running network monitoring workloads to receive the 0xD1 Stop error because of a race condition after installing the July update.
  • Addresses an issue with the DHCP Failover server that may cause enterprise clients to receive an invalid configuration when requesting a new IP address. This results in a loss of connectivity.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the restart of the SQL Server service to fail occasionally with the error, “Tcp port is already in use”.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when an administrator tries to stop the World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC). The W3SVC remains in a “stopping” state, but cannot fully stop or it cannot be restarted.

If you’re still running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709,) you’ll be seeing KB4345420. This will bump your build number slightly up to 16299.550, and come in with the same fixes seen above, and a new set of known issues. Again, you can check here to manually download if it is not working appearing you, and read on below for the problems which Microsoft is working to fix in the upcoming release.

  • Some non-English platforms may display the following string in English instead of the localized language: ”Reading scheduled jobs from file is not supported in this language mode.” This error appears when you try to read the scheduled jobs you’ve created and Device Guard is enabled.
  • When Device Guard is enabled, some non-English platforms may display the following strings in English instead of the localized language.
  • “Cannot use ‘&’ or ‘.’ operators to invoke a module scope command across language boundaries.”
  • “‘Script’ resource from ‘PSDesiredStateConfiguration’ module is not supported when Device Guard is enabled. Please use ‘Script’ resource published by PSDscResources module from PowerShell Gallery.”

Lastly, if you’re still holding onto the Creators Update (version 1703,) you will be seeing KB4345419, bumping your build to 15063.1208. The update can be manually downloaded here, and it comes with the same new fixes and known issues seen above, but not the fix for the DHCP Failover issue.

The last set of updates for Windows 10 version 1803 came just last week, then to fix five specific issues in the April 2018 update. Microsoft is always working to fix Windows 10 issues based on the feedback so if you are having an issue with your version of Windows be sure to report it.