Microsoft Issues Massive Windows 10 May 2019 Bug Fix Update, Get It Now
For those of you have already upgraded to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), Microsoft has a massive update that is now available to download. Build 18362.267 is a cumulative update and brings with it a laundry list of bug fixes and improvements.
Microsoft has implemented fixes to prevent Windows Hello from failing to recognize your face after restarting your PC, and Microsoft Edge can now print PDF documents that contain both portrait- and landscape-oriented pages without issue. Bluetooth audio sound quality and reliability has been improved "when using certain audio profiles", and Windows Ink Workspace has been enhanced with more simplified menus and further integration with Microsoft Whiteboard.
In addition to these aforementioned items that were addressed, here's a complete rundown of other problems that were resolved with build 18362.267:
- Addresses an issue that fails to record a local user’s last sign in time even when the user has accessed the server’s network share.
- Addresses an issue that may sever the domain trust relationship when you enable Recycle Bin in the domain that established the trust relationship.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Windows Hello face authentication from working after a restart.
- Updates time zone information for Brazil.
- Addresses an issue to enable Microsoft Edge to print PDF documents that contain landscape and portrait-oriented pages correctly.
- Addresses an issue with PDFs that are configured to be opened only once in Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses an issue that may display colors incorrectly when viewing an image on 10-bit display panels.
- Addresses an issue that may prevent you from changing the display brightness when using certain graphics drivers after resuming from Sleep or Hibernation.
- Addresses an issue in which Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI+) returns an empty font family name for Bahnschrift.ttf.
- Addresses an issue that may cause a mouse press and release event to sometimes produce an extra mouse move event.
- Addresses an issue that may cause the UI to stop responding for several seconds when scrolling in windows that have many child windows.
- Addresses an issue that fails to bypass automatic sign in (Autologon) when you press and hold the Shift key during startup.
- Addresses an issue that may prevent a device from going to Sleep mode when certain applications that rely on Bluetooth are open.
- Addresses an issue that may reduce Bluetooth audio quality when using certain audio profiles for extended periods.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) scripting from working if you run it when you’re not connected to a domain controller (DC). App-V scripting also fails when you run it in an environment that only contains Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
- Addresses an issue that causes an error if you open Microsoft OneDrive files on demand when User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) is enabled. To apply this solution, set the following DWORD to 1: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration\ApplyExplorerCompatFix
- Addresses an issue with UE-V that may sometimes prevent exclusion paths from working.
- Addresses an issue that may cause a system that has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to stop working.
- Addresses an issue that prevents a system from recognizing a Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account until the user signs out and signs in again.
- Addresses an issue that may prevent the Netlogon service from establishing a secure channel and reports the error, “0xC000007A – ERROR_PROC_NOT_FOUND.”
- Addresses an issue that fails to update the personal identification number (PIN) policy (minimum length, required digits and special characters, etc.) for Windows Hello for Business when a PIN already exists on the machine.
- Addresses an issue that causes failures to create a recovery drive (USB key) with the error, ”0x80042405[gle=0x00000715].”
- Addresses an issue that prevents an Android emulator based on the virtual machine platform from starting on some systems.
- Addresses an issue that uses a temporary profile to sign in a local user account when the account is configured with a mandatory roaming user profile. The error, “We can’t sign in to your account” appears. The Application event log contains Event 1521, and the event’s source is listed as the Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service.
- Addresses an issue that changes the status for Work Folders in File Explorer to 0x80C802A0 (ECS_E_SYNC_UPLOAD_PLACEHOLDER_FAILURE) after selecting Free up space.
- Addresses an issue that may cause a Remote Desktop Server to stop responding when someone who is using drive redirection disconnects.
- Addresses an issue that may cause the Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) service to stop working. You may receive the error “0xc0000005” on devices that have the diagnostic data level manually configured to the non-default setting of 0. You may also receive an error in the Application section of Windows Logs in Event Viewer with Event ID 1000 referencing “svchost.exe_RasMan” and “rasman.dll”. This issue only occurs when a virtual private network (VPN) profile is configured as an Always On VPN (AOVPN) connection with or without a device tunnel.
- Addresses an issue that causes applications on a container host to intermittently lose connectivity because of a port conflict with applications running on a container.<
- Addresses an issue that intermittently prevents connections to a corporate network when using Always On VPN with the IKEv2 protocol. Connections are not always automatically established, and manual connections sometimes fail. In this scenario, when you call the RasDial function from the command line for the target VPN connection, you receive the error, “ERROR_PORT_NOT_AVAILABLE(633)”.
- Adds limited support for Windows voice dictation for Chinese Simplified, English (Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish (Mexico, Spain).
- Addresses an issue with opening or using the Window-Eyes screen reader application that may result in an error and prevent some features from functioning as expected.
- Addresses an issue that prevents an App-V application from opening and displays a network failure error. This issue occurs under certain circumstances, such as when a system's battery is low or there is an unexpected power failure.
- Addresses an issue that prevents an App-V application from opening if the client is offline and a startup script is defined for the App-V application.
- Addresses a rare issue that causes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to temporarily prevent other processes from accessing files.
- Addresses an issue that causes the Start menu to stop responding when new users sign in to Windows 10, version 1903.
- Updates the Windows Ink Workspace by simplifying the menu and adding direct integration with the Microsoft Whiteboard app for a richer collaboration experience.
As its name implies, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update was released in May of this year, and has encountered some notable bugs in the process -- which is to be expected with a major OS update. However, the May 2019 Update has not been plagued with the widespread show-stopping bugs that plagued its predecessor, the October 2018 Update.
At this time, Microsoft is actively working on two upcoming Windows 10 updates, including an unnamed 19H2 update that will arrive before the end of the year, and a 20H1 update that will land during the opening months of 2020. As for the latter, Microsoft has already had one mishap after if pushed out an internal test build of Windows 10 20H1 to Slow and Fast ring public testers that included a number of previously undisclosed features.