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Release Date:

12/10/2021

Version:

OS Build 10240.19086

12/8/20
For information about Windows update terminology, see the article about the types of Windows updates and the monthly quality update types. For an overview of Windows 10, version 1507, see its update history page.

Highlights

  • Updates security for your Windows operating system.  

  • Updates an issue that causes your device to stop working when you try to restart it in some scenarios.

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue with Enterprise Mode Site List redirection from Internet Explorer 11 to Microsoft Edge. In certain circumstances, the redirection opens a site in multiple tabs in Microsoft Edge.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents an internet print server from packaging a driver to send to the client.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the system to stop working during restart in certain scenarios.

  • Implements a Group Policy setting for the following registry value:

    Registry location: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint

    Value name: RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators

    Value data: 1

    For more information, see KB5005652.

  • Adds the ability to configure period or dot (.) delimited IP addresses interchangeably with fully qualified host names in the following Group Policy settings:

  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent devices from downloading and installing printer drivers when the devices attempt to connect to a network printer for the first time. We have observed this issue on devices that access printers using a print server that uses HTTP connections.

  • Addresses a known issue that might ask for administrative credentials every time you attempt to print. This occurs in environments in which the print server and print client are in different times zones.

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, please refer to the new Security Update Guide website and the October 2021 Security Updates.

Known issues in this update

Symptom

Workaround

After installing this update, Windows print clients might encounter the following errors when connecting to a remote printer shared on a Windows print server:

  • 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)

  • 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)

  • 0x00000709 (ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME)

Note The printer connection issues described in this issue are specific to print servers and are not commonly observed in devices designed for home use. Printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

For workarounds and the latest status for this issue, please see Windows release health.

We are presently investigating and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

After installing this update on a print server, printing properties defined on that server might not be correctly provided to clients. Note this issue is specific to print servers and does not impact standard network printing. This issue will not cause printing operations to fail, however, custom settings defined on the server – for example, duplex print settings – will not be applied automatically, and clients will print with default settings only.

This issue results from an improper building of the data file which contains the printer properties. Clients which receive this data file will not be able to use the file content and will instead proceed with default printing settings. Clients who have previously received the settings package prior to the installation of KB5005569 are unaffected. Servers which use default print settings and have no custom settings to provide to clients are unaffected.

Note The printer connection methods described in this issue are not commonly used by devices designed for home use. The printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

This issue is resolved in KB5007207.

How to get this update

Before installing this update

Microsoft strongly recommends you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU). SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the LCU and applying Microsoft security fixes.  For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions

If you are using Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB5001399) will be offered to you automatically. To get the standalone package for the latest SSU, search for it in the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Install this update

Release Channel

Available

Next Step

Windows Update and Microsoft Update

Yes

None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.

Windows Update for Business

Yes

None. This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update in accordance with configured policies.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Yes

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Yes

This update will automatically sync with WSUS if you configure Products and Classifications as follows:

Product: Windows 10

Classification: Security Updates

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 5006675

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