Patch-Tuesday with its stream of cumulative updates including KB4487017 for Microsoft Windows 10 version 1803 is out. As usual, there are no new operating system feature inclusions, however, the update does address a few important vulnerabilities. You can find the improvements and key issues with the update in the later sections.
You will get the update automatically moreover you are able to download KB4487017 from Microsoft updates catalog site. The patch is for Windows 10 Version 1803, which take the OS Build to 17134.590. Your system will receive only the new fixes if your system already has all the previous updates.
KB4487017 Major improvements and highlights
- There was an issue which resulted in the failure to set the value of LmCompatibilityLevel (which specifies the session security and authentication mode) right. KB4487017 works on this problem.
- The cumulative update addresses preventing Microsoft Edge from establishing a connection through an IP address as well.
- A problem often hinders opening the apps which used a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format. The error message for the failure of database appearing is – Unrecognized Database Format. This is the case when the database column names were of more than 32 characters. The patch has addressed the issue.
- KB4487017 incorporates the security patch to Edge, IE, Windows Server, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows App Platform and Frameworks and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
- In addition, the update provides, for Edge and IE11, extra top-level domain support to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Preload.
You can refer to Microsoft’s Security update guide in case you would like to have more detail about the resolved threats and vulnerabilities/issues.
Listed below are the known issues with KB4487017 update for Windows 10 version 1803 –
Issue 1 –
Users may, in some cases, encounter issues in pinning a web-link on Taskbar or the Start menu post the installation of KB4487017
Workaround – Microsoft is still looking for resolution of this problem. An upcoming update may address and resolve this problem.
Issue 2 –
In some case, you may have trouble in loading a Microsoft Edge webpage using a local IP address after the installation of the update. Browsing fails or the webpage may become unresponsive.
Workaround – Microsoft is still working for a resolution and we can expect a permanent solution in one of the upcoming updates. However, for now, you can try the following workaround –
Step-1: In the start search box, type Control Panel. Thereafter, click on the result to open the Control Panel.
Step-2: Navigate to Internet Options.
Step-3: Go to the Security tab. Then, select the Trusted Sites icon and click on the Sites button.
Step-4: You would view a check box for Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone. Clear it.
Step-5: Write the local IP-address which failed to load in the box stipulated to Add this website to the zone:. Then, click on the Add button.
Step-6: Tick the box regarding Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone option.
Step-7: Click on the Close button and then the OK button when prompted.
Close and start Microsoft Edge again to experience no issue.
How to get KB4487017 for Windows 10, version 1803?
Before installing KB4487017, note that Microsoft strongly recommends its users for installing the latest SSU. Your device will receive the currently available servicing stack update moreover the patch itself if you have already enabled the Windows update. You can get the SSU from Microsoft Update Catalog as well.
If the update settings are enabled and undisturbed, your system will automatically download KB4487017 and install. You can also fetch this update’s the stand-alone package from the Microsoft Update Catalog site. If your system is experiencing any delay in receiving this patch, try this:
Step 1: Open Settings
Step 2: Go to Update & security and then, click on Check for updates
Source – Release note.