Microsoft Issues New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 17 Comments

Microsoft Issues New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703

Microsoft today issued its second cumulative update this month for Windows 10 version 1703. As with other non-feature updates, this one has bug and security fixes only.

You can learn more about this update on the Windows 10 Update History website. But here’s a rundown of what changed:

  • Addressed issue where NTLM fails to generate a challenge response when CredGuard is enabled, NTLMv2 is used, and no target information is provided by the server.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer does not respect the “Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge” policy when opening favorites. Addressed issue in Internet Explorer 11 where a non-administrator user is not able to install an ActiveX control.
  • Addressed issue where, after starting Split View, some apps (Microsoft Edge, Hub, Cortana, etc.) no longer receive input when multiple displays are in use.
  • Addressed issue with an unnecessary scrollbar in the logon credential provider dialog, which may block use of other fields when the dialog has multiple fields.
  • Addressed issue where, during a VM reset, the VM goes into Second Level Paging (SLP) even if there is enough balancer available memory on the host.
  • Addressed issue where some non-Unicode fonts (Courier, MS Sans Serif, etc.) do not render characters correctly on non-Latin, single-byte system locales (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.). Black bars or other artifacts appear instead.
  • Addressed issue with an SMS/messaging app that stops working when attempting to delete messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing the Creators Update, audio output through external decoders no longer works.
  • Addressed issue where the IoT shell fails to keep monitored background applications running.
  • Addressed issue with high latency when using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) MIDI API.
  • Addressed issue where network printers may fail to install when using the printer vendor’s setup software on machines with less than 4GB of RAM. These printers will install if you install from the Settings app or from Devices and Printer in Control Panel.
  • Addressed issue where PrintBRM fails to restore the Print Queue Configurations when printer names are identical and a port is set to FILE:.
  • Addressed issue with per user proxy settings not migrating to machine proxy settings.

As always, you can find this update waiting for you in Windows Update.


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Comments (17)

17 responses to “Microsoft Issues New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703”

  1. bbold

    *Doing the Update dance* :D

  2. Tony Barrett

    I'm still trying to work out whether all these updates are a good or bad thing. Sure, MS look like they're acting on problems and fixing them, but FFS, Win10 is buggier than anyone could have ever imagined. I actually think this 'as a service' model just means bugs will proliferate for the entire lifetime of the product. Taking time to find bugs and squashing them properly just doesn't seem to be part of Microsoft's game plan.

    • PeteB

      In reply to Tony Barrett:

      This is what happens when they fire the QA division and leave "testing" to customers, combined with a mess of an update scheme they can't get right.

      "We'll switch to an update rollup system so we only have to update once a month.."

      "Oops, we keep releasing buggy rollups that require a bunch of interim patches; oops, some of the interim patches need interim patches."

      The new update scheme is a bigger mess than ever. I sure do miss the service pack days, back when MS updates were trustworthy and didn't install a bunch of unwanted "features", because engineering - not marketing - was in charge of updating Windows.

  3. Greg Green

    One of the problems with this model of updates is that many users don't even know what version of windows they're running. So when MS effectively pushes out version 10.3 most users aren't going to be aware of the new features unless annoying pop up boxes make them aware of it. I think a lot of these new features may go unnoticed by the vast majority of users who want to see their PC as merely a stable unsurprising appliance.

    • ayebang

      In reply to Greg Green:If they do not know what version of their OS, they should use Mc instead due to most of Mc users do not know much about what computer really is.
      Moreover, Mc does not update much now as its profit contribute is far less than iOS which make Apple happy on fee collect from developers in their apps store.
      One thing you should know the more Microsoft update, the more they show they care and make Windows better and better.

  4. alabamaboy

    What a bunch of whiners.

  5. Daekar

    Nice to see fixes keep rolling out. I don't understand the hate people have for updates - they're so easy to control now, there should almost literally be zero inconvenience.

    Maybe I'm unusual, but I feel like my Windows experience is better than it's ever been. Would be nice if things like Groove got any attention, but really the core experience is excellent now.

    • Lauren Glenn

      In reply to Daekar:

      And if you don't like updates, you can turn them off for 35 days or so. After cleaning up after WannaCry because Windows machines didn't update themselves on Windows 7, I'll take the automatic updates of Windows 10.

  6. Jules Wombat

    Windows 10 is broken. Treating the user base as beta testers, is resulting in deteriorating build quality. No wonder the adoption rate amongst serious enterprise and business users is faltering.

    Too bad.

  7. bbold

    PS I notice there are also Surface EFI drivers and such which got updated.

  8. Todd Logsdon

    well doesn't affect me as they still haven't offered the creator's update to any of my PCs at home yet. Wonder if its possible driver issues or something they are sacred of.

    • Greg Green

      In reply to Todd Logsdon:

      In my case my home's fastest PC hadn't been offered the update, which I found a bit puzzling. I think there was an option in Update where I could force the update. It took me to a website where I downloaded the update. Otherwise no problems.

    • Lauren Glenn

      In reply to Todd Logsdon:

      They didn't offer it to me either. I downloaded the ISO from the Microsoft's Website and installed it myself. No issues during install and it works fine.

  9. John Scott

    I've noticed even more aggravation with Windows updates then previous. How many times I hear people screaming "another bleeping update" while they are trying to get work done. Personally, I would like to go backwards to a time when I could select just to install critical updates and leave the rest to my time frame  of when I install them.  

  10. Waethorn

    Another cumulative update, another 3 week backlog of computers to repair.

  11. chriswong13

    This was also release for Mobile... :)