Microsoft has just released new cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1809, version 1803 and version 1709 as part of the monthly Patch Tuesday cycle. These latest cumulative updates come with general fixes and security improvements.
As always, you can open Settings via Start menu*and navigate to*Update & Security ->*Windows Update*and select Check for updates to install the latest patch. If you own multiple PCs or if you would like to patch the PCs manually, you can download and install this update from*here.
Build 17763.253 for October 2018 Update

If you're on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you'll see*Build 17763.253 (KB4480116) when you check for updates in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
The focus of today's cumulative update is obviously on resolving security vulnerabilities in Windows 10 and there are no non-security improvements. The changelog of the update has been detailed below:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
    “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Addresses an issue in which using*esentutl /p*to repair a corrupt Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database results in a mostly empty database. The ESE database is corrupted and cannot be mounted.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Linux, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After installing this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available late January.
Build 17134.523 for April 2018 Update

Today's update for Windows 10 April 2018 Update brings up*17134.523 and it comes with similar fixes. The company hasn't fixed the general issues reported by users over the past few weeks due to the holiday season. However, the update comes with all important security fixes:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
    “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After you install the*August Preview of Quality Rollup*or*September 11,*2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
4470809*SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, some users cannot pin a web link on the*Start*menu or the taskbar. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing KB4467682, the cluster service may fail to start with the error “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)” if the Group Policy “Minimum Password Length” is configured with greater than 14 characters. Set the domain default "Minimum Password Length" policy to less than or equal to 14 characters.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available mid-January.
Build*16299.904 for Fall Creators Update

You'll get Build 16299.904 if you're still using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This patch also comes with similar fixes and you can find the changelog*below:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:
    “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After you install the*August Preview of Quality Rollup*or*September 11,*2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
4470809*SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available mid-January.