October 10, 2017—KB4041687 (Security-only update)
Improvements and fixes
This security update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
Security updates to Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Windows DNS, Windows Server, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server.
For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
Known issues in this update
Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
Download and install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, and then modify the DB connection strings in Microsoft Excel to use ACE as a provider. Example: Change Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 to Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing KB4041693, package users may see an error dialog that indicates that an application exception has occurred when closing some applications. This can affect applications that use mshtml.dll to load web content. The failure only occurs when a process is already shutting down and will not impact application functionality.
This issue is resolved in KB4048961.
How to get this update
This update is now available for installation through WSUS. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 4041687.
You must have the following update installed:
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update: April 2014