November 14, 2017—KB4048954 (OS Build 15063.726 and 15063.728)

Applies to: Windows 10 Version 1703

Improvements and fixes


This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where the RDP Connection from a Windows 10 1703 client to Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: "An internal error occurred". This problem occurs when the server is configured in RemoteFX mode. You may also see a black or incorrectly painted screen.
  • Addressed issue where, after an OS upgrade, setting an offline schedule in the Sync Center applet of Control Panel fails. The error message that appears is: "Sync Center Error. An error occurred displaying sync schedules. Error: 0x80070005. Access Denied."
  • Addressed issue where RemoteApp and Desktop Connection settings fail to apply when you set them using Group Policy or a script.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where opening Microsoft Office files from a file server that has Windows Information Protection enabled fails with the error: “Sorry we couldn't open document xxxx”.
  • Addressed issue where, when using the FDVDenyWriteAccess policy, Windows will continue to prevent a drive from being made writable even after BitLocker encryption completes.
  • Addressed issue where Surface Hub devices cannot connect to Azure Active Directory to log on when they are behind a proxy server.
  • Addressed issue where attempting to clean temporary files on the Windows Phone results in the error code “E_FAIL”.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue where modern applications built using JavaScript may fail to initialize.
  • Addressed issue where GetWindowLong may fail when called on a window whose thread isn't processing Windows messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing KB4038788 and rebooting, a black screen appears with only a cursor, and you must reboot in order to log in successfully.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where an intranet site was being treated as an internet site.
  • Addressed a memory leak in Microsoft Edge caused by the startup of an internal process.
  • Addressed issue with the launch of HTML dialogs in Windows PE systems.
  • Addressed issue with scrolling that sometimes causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Addressed issue where the PDF download progress bar stops when opening a PDF file from a cloud-backed web services site.
  • Addressed issue where Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that use JavaScript and asm.js may stop working and require reinstallation.

  • Addressed issue in the Network Flyout where closing the sign-in dialog unexpectedly (e.g., clicking outside the window) prevents further sign-in dialogs from appearing when the user tries to connect to the same network.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.

This issue is resolved in KB4053580.

After installing this update, some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers cannot print on x86 and x64-based systems.

This issue is resolved in KB4055254.

Windows Pro devices on the Current Branch for Business (CBB) will upgrade unexpectedly. This issue is resolved in KB4053580.

 

How to get this update


This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 4048954.