March 8, 2019 11:15 PM PST
Windows Update customers were recently affected by a network infrastructure event on January 29, 2019 (21:00 UTC), caused by an external DNS service provider’s global outage. A software update to the external provider’s DNS servers resulted in the distribution of corrupted DNS records that affected connectivity to the Windows Update service. The DNS records were restored by January 30, 2019 (00:10 UTC), and the majority of local Internet Service Providers (ISP) have refreshed their DNS servers and customer services have been restored.
While this was not an issue with Microsoft’s services, we take any service disruption for our customers seriously. We will work with partners to better understand this so we can provide higher quality service in the future even across diverse global network providers.
If you are still unable to connect to Windows Update services due to this problem, please contact your local ISP or network administrator. You can also refer to our new KB4493784 for more information to determine if your network is affected, and to provide your local ISP or network administrator with additional information to assist you.
Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 re-released
On November 13, 2018, we re-released the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically. A summary of the current status of the October Update can be found below.
Note for Commercial Customers: November 13 marks the revised start of the servicing timeline for the Semi-Annual Channel (“Targeted”) release for Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. Beginning with this release, all future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions that release around September will have a 30-month servicing timeline.
For more information about the update and how to get it, see:
- Resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
- Windows 10 Quality approach for a complex ecosystem
- Windows 10, version 1809 rollout resumes; now available on VLSC
- How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Updates for Windows 10, version 1809
On the left side of this page, you’ll find a list of all the updates released for this version of Windows. You can also find more information about releases and any known issues. Installing the most recent update ensures that you also get any previous updates you might have missed, including any important security fixes.
- For information about how to update, see Update Windows 10.
- If you have questions about manually installing or removing an update, see Windows Update: FAQ.
- Getting an error message when updating? See Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10.
- If you need to activate Windows, see Activation in Windows 10. If you’re having trouble with activation, see Get help with Windows activation errors.
Current status of Windows, version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809
Windows 10, version 1809 rollout status as of March 28, 2019
- Available for any user who manually selects “Check for updates” via Windows Update.
- Designated for broad deployment and Semi-Annual Channel for servicing status (recommended option).
|Date||Current Status||Affected Platforms|| |
|March 15, 2019 12:00 PM PT||Resolved|| || |
After updating to Window 10 version 1809, F5 VPN clients may lose network connectivity when the VPN service is in a split tunnel configuration.
This issue was resolved in KB 4482887, and the block removed
|March 15, 2019 12:00 PM PT||Mitigation - Upgrade block in place|| || |
Microsoft has identified issues with certain new Intel display drivers. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 184.108.40.20644, 220.127.116.1145) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows.
After updating to Windows 10, version 1809, audio playback from a monitor or television connected to a PC via HDMI, USB-C, or a DisplayPort may not function correctly on devices with these drivers.
Next Steps: Intel has released updated drivers to OEM device manufacturers. OEMs need to make the updated driver available via Windows Update.
For more information, see Intel Customer Support article.
Note: This Intel display driver issue is different from the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version 09.21.00.3755) audio issue previously documented.
Note on upgrade blocks: Blocking the availability of a Windows 10 feature update to devices we know will experience issues is a key aspect of our controlled rollout approach to provide users with a great update experience. We decide what to block based on user impact from closely monitoring feedback and device diagnostics. Blocking issues are a high priority for us to address as quickly as possible. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates”. We do this so that you avoid encountering any known problems.
Thank you for visiting the Windows 10, version 1809 update history page today. If you would like to learn more about how to use these pages and make the most of them, see our blog post.
To improve the information presented in the history pages and related KBs and make them more useful to our customers, we have created an anonymous survey for you to share your comments and feedback.
- Windows as a service - Overview
- Windows Server 2016 servicing guidelines
- Windows 10 feature roadmap
- Windows 10 release information
- Windows Update: FAQ
- Microsoft Surface update history
- For more information about .NET Framework cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1809, see History of Cumulative Updates for .NET Framework for Windows 10 version 1809