February 12, 2019—KB4487044 (OS Build 17763.316)

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1809 Windows Server 2019, all versions.

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addresses an issue that fails to set the LmCompatibilityLevel value correctly.

Addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening.

Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Edge from loading webpages using a local IP address or a VPN connection.

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.

Note

The AD Data Collector Set and Microsoft Azure Advanced Threat Protection (AATP) enable Active Directory activity tracing by default.

Addresses an issue in Microsoft HoloLens that allows users to bypass the lock screen sign in process in some work flows.

Known issues in this update:

After installing this update, the first character of the Japanese era name is not recognized as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
Modify the registry with the two-character abbreviation for Japanese eras as follows:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras]

“1868 01 01″=”明治_明_Meiji_M”

“1912 07 30″=”大正_大_Taisho_T”

“1926 12 25″=”昭和_昭_Showa_S”

“1989 01 08″=”平成_平_Heisei_H”

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update:

This update gets automatically downloaded via Windows Update.To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

 

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Get Windows 10 SDK Insider Preview Build 18327

Please note, this Windows SDK Insider Preview is only supported on the Windows 10 Insider Preview operating system. Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview build of Windows 10 is not supported and may fail.

See additional important release notes for this build.

The Preview SDK can be downloaded from the developer section on Windows Insider.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18329

Here are the the key features introduced with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18329:-

#Get quick access to the apps that you use the most, just open Search Home and you’ll see them under Top apps—no typing required!

#Ability to launch Desktop (Win32) applications (such as Spotify, Paint.NET, and Visual Studio Code) in Windows Mixed Reality, just like how you launch Store apps.

#keyboard support for ADLaM and Osage. ADLaM script is used to write Pular/Fulfulde, the language of the Fulani people of West Africa. Osage script is used to write the Osage language spoken by the Osage Nation in Oklahoma.

#Dark UI extended.Dark mode now works when composing a new message, updating a calendar item or reading your email.

#Now you can customize how new messages will look. If you create a new mail or reply to an existing mail, the text you type will be in the font face, size, color and emphasis you have selected. This is called Default Font feature.

Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18317

Microsoft has released Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18317 and Windows Admin Center Preview 1812.

A few new things added:

There’s now a dark theme preview.To enable the dark theme, enter the experiment key msft.sme.shell.personalization on the advanced tab of the global settings.

There are two new PowerShell modules for automating Windows Admin Center.

WDAC brings you the ability to support multiple CI policies.

To know more and download check here

Shall I defragmet my SSD?

Problem:

I am running Windows 10 Professional on my 256 GB SSD. I like to know whether I shall defrag the drive or not ?

Resolution:

In the past we used to go for defragmentation in order to so that files weren’t broken up across the surface of the disk, making the mechanical arm that reads the files able to access them faster.

But SSDs have different technology and they don’t have mechanical parts.Thus defragmenting an SSD will have absolutely no performance increase in fact it is not recommended.

 

KB4480976 for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or version 1803

KB4480976, which brings the build number to 17134.556.If you’re on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or version 1803 then this update is for you.

How to get this update:

To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

See What’s new in this update and known issues of this update.

Fixing The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Problem:

The user finds the following error when trying to backup:

The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Resolution:

Make sure the Volume Shadow Copy Service is running.

In Start Search type services.msc and hit the Enter key.

Scroll down to Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Right click on it’s Properties and make sure Start Up type is Manual and the Service is running.