Windows 10 update KB5004296
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Windows 10 update KB5004296 outs for version 21H1, 20H2, 2004 (preview)

Windows 10 gets a preview of the next Patch Tuesday update. You can download it manually from the Windows Update settings.

  • Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 receive the update KB5004296 as a preview.
  • The update includes fixes for gaming, IME, VPN, and printing.
  • Microsoft is also releasing the non-security update KB5004293 for version 1909.

Microsoft is making available the update KB5004296 for Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 as part of the C release schedule as an optional install. This is a non-security update preview that ships with many fixes expected to roll out to everyone during the next Patch Tuesday, and it bumps the version number to build 19041.1151, 19042.1151, and 19043.1151 accordingly.

The update KB5004296, according to the announcement, addresses several gaming issues, a problem Input Method Editor (IME), failure to detect an internet connection while in a virtual private network (VPN) session, and it fixes an issue that causes printing to stop or print to a different output.

In addition, the company is also making available the update KB5004293 for Windows 10 version 1909 with various fixes.

Update KB5004296 for Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, 2004

Here’s a complete list of everything included with the latest update for Windows 10:

  • Addresses an issue with searchindexer. After you sign out, searchindexer continues to hold handles to the per-user search database in the profile path, “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\<SID>\”. As a result, searchindexer stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents gaming services from opening certain games for desktop users.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from entering text using the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Changes the functionality for uploading new activity into Timeline. If you sync your activity history across your devices using your Microsoft account (MSA), you cannot upload new activity into the Timeline. 
  • Fixes a problem that might cause the File Explorer window to lose focus when you are mapping a network drive.
  • Addresses an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after reaching 99% completion when you are deleting many files on a mapped network drive.
  • Addresses a timing issue in the Group Policy Registry Telemetry that causes Group Policy extension processing to fail.
  • Fixes a problem that repeatedly rebuilds the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) filters. This issue occurs when a device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) service and “MDMWinsOverGP” is set.
  • Addresses an issue with an MDM service that fails to correctly apply certain junk mail rules.
  • Fixes a problem that always reports the update build revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device during enrollment to an MDM service.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the enrollment of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificate to fail with the error, “0x80090027 NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER”. 
  • Fixes a problem with auditing events 4624 and 5142 that display the wrong event template when Dutch is the display language.
  • Addresses an issue that causes System Integrity to leak memory.
  • Fixes a problem that plays the sound for selecting something in a game loudly when you press the trigger button on a game controller.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents power plans and Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates and reduced performance while gaming.
  • Fixes a problem in which “Network Internal Access” appears on the taskbar network icon on systems that access the internet from certain domains.
  • Addresses an issue in which the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) fails to detect internet connectivity after you connect to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Fixes a problem that causes printing to stop or prints the wrong output. 
  • Addresses a rare issue that might degrade performance in applications that call Gdiplus.dll!GdipMeasureString in a tight loop with a new font on each call.
  • Addresses an issue that incorrectly routes some audio channels when streaming using certain fixed channel layouts.
  • Fixes a problem that always displays devices that RemoteFX USB redirects as “Remote Desktop Generic USB Device” instead of the actual device name.
  • Addresses an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
  • Addresses a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents you from accessing a network drive that maps to a Distributed File System (DFS) root after you sign out.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from reconnecting to mapped network drives after you sign in and displays an access denied error.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents access to files on a Server Message Block (SMB) share when you enable Access Enabled Enumeration (ABE).
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the Windows Server service from starting if SrvComment is greater than 128 characters.
  • Fixes a problem in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share.
  • Addresses an issue with an unhandled Open File dialog critical exception.
  • Adds a new policy that creates generic strings and removes branding-specific terms, such as “Windows” or “PC”, for IoT Enterprise editions.
  • Fixes a problem in which the Storage Sense page in Settings might incorrectly report the size of some storage devices that use the GUID Partition Table (GPT). 

Update KB5004293 for Windows 10 version 1909

Microsoft has announced the KB5004293 update on the Windows support site. If you are already running the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, this quality update (preview) will increase the version number to build 18363.1714, and they will fix these issues:

  • Fixed a problem that prevents gaming services from opening certain games for desktop users.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents power plans and Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates and reduced performance while gaming.
  • Fixed a problem that causes File Explorer to stop working after reaching 99% completion when you are deleting many files on a mapped network drive.
  • Addresses a timing issue in the Group Policy Registry Telemetry that causes Group Policy extension processing to fail.
  • Addresses an issue that repeatedly rebuilds the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) filters. This issue occurs when a device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) service and “MDMWinsOverGP” is set.
  • Fixed a problem with an MDM service that fails to correctly apply certain junk mail rules.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the enrollment of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificate to fail with the error, “0x80090027 NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER”. This issue occurs when the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provider (the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider) stores the key.
  • Fixed a problem with auditing events 4624 and 5142 that display the wrong event template when Dutch is the display language.
  • Addresses an issue that causes System Integrity to leak memory.
  • Fixed a problem in which the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) fails to detect internet connectivity after you connect to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Addresses an issue with the App Readiness service that prevents users from signing in successfully.
  • Addresses a reliability issue that might generate stop error 0x51 (REGISTRY_ERROR).
  • Addresses a rare issue that might degrade performance in applications that call Gdiplus.dll!GdipMeasureString in a tight loop with a new font on each call.
  • Fixed a problem that always displays devices that RemoteFX USB redirects as “Remote Desktop Generic USB Device” instead of the actual device name.
  • Addresses an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
  • Addresses a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
  • Fixed a problem that prevents the Windows Server service from starting if SrvComment is greater than 128 characters.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents access to files on a Server Message Block (SMB) share when you enable Access Enabled Enumeration (ABE).
  • Fixed a problem in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share.

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