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Windows 10 update KB4489894 (build 17134.677) releases

Older versions of Windows 10 get massive update to fix a slew of problems — Here's all you need to know.

Outside of its regular Patch Tuesday schedule, Windows 10 is getting update KB4489894 for version 1803 (April 2018 Update).

KB4489894 bumps the version number to build 17134.677, and it addresses a slew of problems with Microsoft Office, time zone for various countries, Lock screen, authentication, and much more.

In addition, the software giant is also releasing update for Windows 10 version 1709, version 1703, and version 1607 with a bunch of fixes.

Windows 10 update KB4489894 for version 1803

Microsoft has announced KB4489894 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “March 19, 2019—KB4489894 (OS Build 17134.677)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on your device, this update will address these problems:

  • Updates time zone information for Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Updates time zone information for Kazakhstan.
  • Updates time zone information for São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Addresses an issue with a Microsoft Access 97 database that stops a requested operation when a table or column has custom properties.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents Microsoft Office updates from downloading from the Microsoft Store.
  • Addresses an issue with Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications that fails to use the Japanese Era registry settings for dates in the Japanese format. 
  • Fixes a problem that prevents users from enabling gan-nen support for the Japanese Era.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a device to periodically stop responding when using an East Asian locale.
  • Addresses a reliability issue that may cause a laptop screen to remain black after resuming from Sleep if you close the lid when disconnecting from a docking station.
  • Fixes a problem with the Group Policy, “Turn off app notifications on the lock screen”.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent users from signing in and cause account lockouts when using the App-V client to start applications. 
  • Fixes a problem with the Windows lock screen that prevents users from unlocking a device after multiple smart card users have used the same device. 
  • Fixes a problem that prevents the authentication credentials dialog from appearing when an enterprise web server attempts to connect to the Internet.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a client or server to restart when using a smart card to log in with User Name Hints to an Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined machine using Remote Desktop Services.
  • Fixes a problem in which multiple device entries exist for a single, hybrid domain joined device.
  • Addresses an issue that removes the ALLOWCLSIDS policy from the policy XML file when you run the Add-SignerRule for Windows Defender Application Control.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents a virtual smart card from starting when running in conjunction with Citrix 7.15.2000 Workstation VDA software.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a user from authenticating and causes Windows Account Manager (WAM) to fail when using a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
  • Fixes a problem that causes certificate renewal to fail when using CERT_RENEWAL_PROP_ID with the ICertPropertyRenewal interface.
  • Adds a new Group Policy setting called “Enable Windows to soft-disconnect a computer from a network”.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows to reuse an expired Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lease if the lease expired while the OS was shutdown.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS) to stop working.
  • Fixes a problem in which the graphics device interface (GDI) DeleteObject() may cause the calling process to stop working.
  • Provides seamless integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) to discover cloud app usage inside and outside the corporate network for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) customers.
  • Enhances automated investigation and remediation, including memory forensics, for Windows Defender ATP customers.
  • Addresses minor issues with unknown options (unknown OPT) in the Extension Mechanisms for DNS (EDNS) for the Windows DNS Server role.

You can download the updates to install them manually with the links below:

Windows 10 update KB4489890 for version 1709

The Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is getting update KB4489890, and the Windows support site referred it as “March 19, 2019—KB4489890 (OS Build 16299.1059)”. If you’re already running version 1709 on your PC, this update will address these issues:

  • Updates time zone information for Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Updates time zone information for Kazakhstan.
  • Updates time zone information for São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Fixes a problem with a Microsoft Access 97 database that stops a requested operation when a table or column has custom properties.
  • Addresses an issue with Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications that fails to use the Japanese Era registry settings for dates in the Japanese format.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents users from enabling gan-nen support for the Japanese Era.
  • Addresses an issue with the Group Policy, “Turn off app notifications on the lock screen”.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent users from signing in and cause account lockouts when using the App-V client to start applications. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents App-V applications from starting and generates error “0xc0000225”.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents the authentication credentials dialog from appearing when an enterprise web server attempts to connect to the Internet.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a client or server to restart when using a smart card to log in with User Name Hints to an Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined machine using Remote Desktop Services.
  • Fixes a problem with Microsoft Outlook profiles on devices that are domain joined and workplace joined.
  • Addresses an issue that removes the ALLOWCLSIDS policy from the policy XML file when you run the Add-SignerRule for Windows Defender Application Control.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents a user from authenticating and causes Windows Account Manager (WAM) to fail when using a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
  • Addresses an issue that causes certificate renewal to fail when using CERT_RENEWAL_PROP_ID with the ICertPropertyRenewal interface.
  • Adds a new Group Policy setting called “Enable Windows to soft-disconnect a computer from a network”.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause the error, “Stop 0x133” in NTFS.sys.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows to reuse an expired Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lease if the lease expired while the OS was shutdown.
  • Fixes a problem that causes the “Windows created a temporary warning.” message to appear if you create a page file on a drive with FILE_PORTABLE_DEVICE characteristics.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the user interface (UI) to stop responding for several seconds when you scroll a window while many child windows are open.
  • Fixes a problem in which the graphics device interface (GDI) DeleteObject() may cause the calling process to stop working.
  • The calling process is a WOW64 process that handles memory addresses larger than 2 GB.
  • The DeleteObject() is called with a device context that is compatible with a printer device context.
  • Provides seamless integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) to discover cloud app usage inside and outside the corporate network for Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) customers.
  • Enables automated investigation and remediation for Windows Defender ATP customers.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents the “Turn off app notifications on the lock screen” policy from working.
  • Addresses minor issues with unknown options (unknown OPT) in the Extension Mechanisms for DNS (EDNS) for the Windows DNS Server role.

Windows 10 updates for older versions

Although the version 1703 (Creators Update) is no longer supported, organizations running the Enterprise or Education edition of Windows 10 are getting KB4489888, which addresses many issues and bumps up the version number to build 15063.1716.

Finally, Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) is also no longer supported, but organizations with devices still running this release can now download and install KB4489889, which fixes a few issues and bumps the version number to 14393.2879.

Download March 12 update for Windows 10

These updates are available immediately, they’ll download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button. You can find more details about the most recent updates in the Windows 10 update history tracker guide.