On this new Patch Tuesday, Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) is receiving update KB4013429. Although in this March 2017 rollout there are not new features, it’s a big update that includes a slew of fixes and improvements to the OS.
KB4013429 bumps the version number of Windows 10 to build 14393.953, and addresses various issues on networking, security, storage, and Active Directory and Azure related problems typically affecting organization networks.
Additionally, after installing the update and going back to Windows Update, you’ll notice a message that reads “Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?” promoting the upcoming update, alongside a “Yes, show me how” link with a little more details.
New changes on Windows 10 build 14393.953
Microsoft has announced KB4013429 in its support site, and it’s referred as “March 14, 2017—KB4013429 (OS Build 14393.953)”, and as with any other cumulative update this new release doesn’t include new features.
- Fixed problem where users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.
- Addressed issue where the Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying the update.
- Fixed problem where the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) crashes when attempting to modify any attribute of any user account in Active Directory.
- Addressed issue where the Japanese Input Method Editor is leaking graphics device interface resources.
- Fixed problem that fails to retain the sort order of names in a contact list after a device restarts when using the Japanese language.
- Fixed issue which improves the reliability of Enable-ClusterS2D PowerShell cmdlet.
- Addressed Virtual Machine Management Service (Vmms.exe) issue that may crash during a live migration of virtual machines.
- Improved bandwidth of SSD/NVMe drives available to application workloads during S2D rebuild operations.
- Fixed Work Folders client duplicate files problem when configured using Group Policy.
- Addressed Remote Desktop Servers crash issue with a Stop 0x27 in RxSelectAndSwitchPagingFileObject.
- Fixed adjusting the Windows Server Update Services settings problem using the Group Policy feature that causes downloads to fail.
- Addressed issue to hard code Microsoft’s first-party provider registry key values.
- Fixed issue that causes the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool to fail.
- Addressed problem that causes Office 2016 profile corruption when used with User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) roaming.
- Fixed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to become unresponsive after upgrading the OS.
- Addressed problem that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to fail when a SAP application uses Transport Layer Security authentication.
- Fixed issue where sequencing large registries using the Application Virtualization 5.1 Sequencer results in missing registry keys in the final package.
- Addressed problem that causes transactions to fail because of a memory shortage.
- Fixed issue that allows files that are forbidden by the security zone setting to be opened in Internet Explorer.
- Addressed problem that causes Internet Explorer 11 to fail after installing KB3175443.
- Fixed issue that causes applications that use the VBScript engine to fail after applying KB3185319.
- Addressed problem that occurs in Internet Explorer when the CSS float style is set to “center” in a web page.
- Fixed issue that occurs whenever the multipath IO attempts to log I/O statistics with no paths present.
- Addressed problem that causes a 32-bit static route added by a VPN solution to fail, which prevents users from establishing a connection through the VPN.
- Fixed issue that may decrease performance by up to 50% when Ethernet adapters that support receive side scaling (RSS) fail to re-enable RSS after a fault or system upgrade.
- Addressed problem to allow wildcards in the Allowed list field for the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy.
- Fixed issue with multipath I/O failure that can lead to data corruption or application failures.
- Addressed problem that can lead to system failure when removing a multipath IO ID_ENTRY.
- Fixed issue that occurs when a Network Driver Interface Specification function NdisMFreeSharedMemory() is not called at the correct Interrupt Request Level.
- Addressed problem to utilize the proper service vault for Azure Backup integration.
- Fixed issue where SQL server takes 30 minutes to shut down on machines with a lot of RAM (>2TB).
- Fixed additional issues with updated timezone information, Internet Explorer, file server and clustering, wireless networking, Map apps, mobile upgrades for IoT, display rendering, USB 2.0 safe removal, multimedia, Direct3D, Microsoft Edge, enterprise security, Windows Server Update Services, storage networking, Remote Desktop, clustering, Windows Hyper-V, and Credential Guard.
- Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Information Services, Windows SMB Server, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, the Windows kernel, DirectShow, the Windows OS, and Windows Hyper-V.
Alongside the new update for the current version of Windows 10, Microsoft is also releasing KB4013198 for version 1511, and KB4012606 for the initial version of Windows 10, which they also add new improvements and fixes for past versions of the operating system.
How to download March 2017 Update for Windows 10
Windows 10 build 14393.953 (KB4013429) for PC is available immediately. The new update will download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.
For more details about the most recent Windows updates, check out this list with release dates, Knowledge Base and build numbers and more.
You can download this update directly from Microsoft using these links: