KB4284822 : June 21, 2018

This cumulative update applies to: Windows 10 version 1709.

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

  • Addresses an application performance degradation issue in operating system functions. This degradation locks and frees large blocks of memory (such as VirtualLock and Heapfreeafter installing KB4056892 and superseding fixes.
  • Addresses performance regression in App-V that slows many actions in Windows 10.
  • Adds a new MDM Policy, “DisallowCloudNotification”, for enterprises to turn off Windows Notification traffic.
  • Changes the music metadata service provider used by Windows Media Player.
  • Addresses an issue with the placement of text symbols in right-to-left languages.
  • Addresses an issue with editing web password fields using a touch keyboard.
  • Adds a Group Policy that provides the ability to hide recently added apps from the Start menu.
  • Updates the Segoe UI Emoji font to use a water gun to represent a pistol emoji.
  • Addresses a reliability issue with resuming from hibernation.
  • Addresses an issue where SmartHeap doesn’t work with UCRT.
  • Addresses an issue to ensure that Windows Defender Application Guard endpoints comply with regional policies.
  • Increases the user account minimum password length in Group Policy from 14 to 20 characters.
  • Addresses an issue that causes sporadic authentication issues when using Windows Authentication Manager.
  • Addresses an issue where an Azure Active Directory account domain change prevents customers from logging on.
  • Addresses an issue that displays unnecessary “Credential Required” and “Do you want to allow the app to access your private key?” messages. This issue occurs when running a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the LSASS service to become unresponsive, and the system needs to be restarted to recover.
  • Addresses an issue where client applications running in a container image don’t conform to the dynamic port range.
  • Adds a new registry key that prevents access to the Internet using WWAN if a non-routable ethernet is connected. To use this new registry key, add IgnoreNonRoutableEthernet” (Dword) on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Wcmsvc using regedit, and set it to 1.
  • Adds a new registry key that allows customers to control access to the Internet using WWAN without using the default connection manager. To use this new registry key, fMinimizeConnections” (Dword) on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\WcmSvc\Local using regedit, and set it to 0.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented ISO/DVD mounts and eject from working using VM settings and Powershell because of menu transition issues in VMConnect.
  • Addresses an issue where restarting the Hyper-V host with Hyper-V Replica (HVR) enabled could cause replication to stop. It may also require a manual restart to resume the replication from a suspended state. The replication state should be normal after the Hyper-V host/VMMS is restarted.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the Mitigation Options Group Policy client-side extension to fail during GPO processing. The possible errors are “Windows failed to apply the MitigationOptions settings. MitigationOptions settings might have its own log file” or “ProcessGPOList: Extension MitigationOptions returned 0xea.” This issue occurs when Mitigation Options have been defined using Group Policy, the Windows Defender Security Center, or the PowerShell Set-ProcessMitigation cmdlet.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a connection failure when a Remote Desktop connection doesn’t read the bypass list for a proxy that has multiple entries.
  • Addresses an issue where Windows Defender Security Center and the Firewall Pillar app stop working when opened. This is caused by a race condition that occurs if third-party antivirus software has been installed.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Task Scheduler tasks configured with an S4U logon to fail with the error, “ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION/STATUS_NO_TRUST_SAM_ACCOUNT”.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
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 Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
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.”
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
How to get this update

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

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

 

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Surface Laptop:Same Price More Memory

New Surface laptop is available with more memory (8GB) but comes with the same price of 4GB.

Now Intel Core i5,7th-generation processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD has a price tag $999, the exact same price as the 4GB variant.

But it is still sticking with Intel 7th generation processor, which is a dual core, where as other devices in the market are now coming with the quad-core 8th-generation processor.

Configure your Surface Laptop

[picture courtesy @Microsoft]

How To Defer Feature Updates In Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

With Feature Update Microsoft adds includes new capabilities and improvements to the operating system.

This Feature Update gets automatically installed to your system through Windows Update. Microsoft releases two Feature Updates annually-generally one in March and the other in September.

I have observed that many people don’t like to add Feature Update, they are happy without it. Many don’t have happy experiences with new Feature Update. Many suspect that their systems were better before installing new Feature Update.

Now You can easily defer new Feature Update to 1 year.

Step by step instructions:

  • Open Settings
  • Click Update & Security
  • Click Windows Update
  • Click Advanced options
  • Choose when updates are installed.

In the drop down menu You will find two options: Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted), means the updates is ready for most people and Semi Annual Channel means it’s ready for widespread  use in organizations.

If it’s a personal computer then keep Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)

Now change the value to 365 under A feature update includes new capabilities and improvements. It can be deferred for this many days.

By default A quality update includes security improvements, It can be deferred for this many days=0

Keep it as it is.

That’s it-now new Feature Update will be installed on your system after full 1 year.

Note:This article is written based on Windows Insider Preview Build#17692.

 

 

BSOD After Power On Device In Windows 10 Insider Preview Build#17692

Problem:

I powered on my system and immediately after booting I saw BSOD. And after completing 100% the system restarted without any BSOD further.

Resolution:

I opened the Event Viewer error logs and found :

{2593F8B9-4EAF-457C-B68A-50F6B8EA6B54} suggests  that I did a sudden or quick shutdown. You don’t need to panic.

Fixing 0x80080005 Error in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #17686

Problem:

When You are trying to update Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #17686 to #17692, You are getting the following error:

There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80080005)

Resolution:

Open Settings

In Search box type troubleshooting

Locate Windows Update

Select Windows Update and click on Run the troubleshooter.

Once done recheck.

 

Slow Charging of Surface Devices

Problem:

My Surface device won’t charge faster. How to fix?

Resolution:

Here are the a few recommendations from Microsoft:

  1. Always try to charge your Surface device  with the  Connect charger that came with your Surface for faster charging.
  2. If You use the USB-C port to charge your Surface then Surface devices will only charge with USB 2.0 or 3.0 compliant chargers. Chargers that provide 5 volts, 1.5 amps, or 7.5 watts can charge, but they’ll be so slow that they should only be used if there’s no other option. Low voltage USB A chargers with a USB A to USB-C cable won’t work at all.
    3. If the battery is drained, and the charger you’re using uses 60 watts or above, your Surface will instantly turn on when you plug it in. If you’re using a charger that uses less than 60 watts, your Surface must charge to 10% before it will turn on.
    4.For Surface Book without the NVIDIA GPU with the regular base, we recommend a charging power of 33 watts, and for Surface Book with the NVIDIA GPU we recommend 93 watts.

If You are still facing problem then there may be problems with the charger adapter or power cable or the charging port or, faulty battery.

Windows Template Studio 2.0

Microsoft has released Windows Template Studio 2.0.

How to get this update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build.

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left, and you should see Windows Template Studio in there, and click “Update.”
  • Not installed:Head to https://aka.ms/wtsinstall, click “download,” and double click the VSIX installer.

To know details click here