Windows 10 October 2018 Update Gets New Cumulative Updates

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10 with 11 Comments

Microsoft has rolled out a series of Patch Tuesday updates for supported versions of Windows 10 yesterday. The company has released updates for the supported versions of Windows 10 for regular consumers, including Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), the April 2018 Update (version 1803), Fall Creators Update (version 1709), and the Creators Update (version 1703).

The changelogs for all the new updates are almost identical, although the update for version 1809, KB4480116, includes an additional fix. Most of these fixes are quite low-level and technical, however. You can find the changelog below:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear: “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Addresses an issue in which using esentutl /p to repair a corrupt Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database results in a mostly empty database. The ESE database is corrupted and cannot be mounted (1809 only).
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Linux, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.

The latest series of updates are available from Windows Update as per usual, so unless your administrator has some sort of restriction on updates, you should be able to get these installed from Windows Update in the Settings app.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Windows 10 October 2018 Update Gets New Cumulative Updates”

  1. sherlockholmes

    I find it amazing after three years of its release that Windows 10 still gets headlines after a new monthly Update is out. I would understand it after they would release a bad Update, but a normal Update is worth a headline?

  2. Piras

    Update failing to install.

  3. skborders

    Paul and now Mehedi, always reported the Patch Tuesday change log. More of a note than a headline.

  4. jules75

    I haven't had any problems with this specific update, but I have to say that Microsoft are gradually wearing me down on automatic updates. It's never been too much of an issue for me, but every now and again I caught out with an automatic reboot. It annoys me most when my system is doing a backup or rendering a video...tasks that take it was past the working hours configuration. I don't have a problem installing updates on a regular basis, but it would be great if it could detect that the PC was actually in use!

  5. hometoy

    Is this going to break anything else? Seems Microsoft's fixing-fixes of the October update is getting to the point of ridiculousness.

    Wouldn't it be nice if the user is alerted to updates, so they can time and plan for when to run it and shutdown, and only force the update after a certain time period (heck, even 1 week) before automatically pushing the update?

  6. CeeTee

    No fix to the broken backup introduced in 1809.

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