Microsoft has released May 2021 monthly “C” release preview updates for Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1809. These non-security preview updates will also be made available for versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 later on.
Windows 10 update KB5003212 (Build 18363.1593) Preview for v1909 brings the following fixes:
- Updates an issue that prevents users from receiving geographic location information.
- Updates an issue with muting a phone call when you transfer the call.
- Updates an issue that prevents a touch device from working as a serial mouse in multiple monitor situations.
- Addresses an issue with the just-in-time (JIT) behavior of jscript9.dll.
- Addresses an issue that might cause a device to stop responding during hybrid shutdown.
- Addresses an issue that prevents a touch device from working as a serial mouse in multiple monitor situations.
- Addresses an issue in Safe Mode that prevents users from signing in if Web Sign-in is enabled.
- Addresses an issue in Active Directory (AD) Admin Center that displays an error when it lists many organizational units (OU) or container objects and PowerShell Transcription is enabled. The error message is, “Collection was modified after the enumerator was instantiated”.
- Addresses an issue with devices that were configured using mobile device management (MDM) RestrictedGroups, LocalUsersAndGroups, or UserRights policies. These devices incorrectly continue to receive the policy after you use MDM to remove the configuration profile that has the policy. As a result, users of the affected devices might have incorrect group memberships and UserRights assignments or other symptoms. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates from October 20, 2020 and later.
- Addresses an issue with the Autopilot Reset command taking too long to process after it has been sent.
- Addresses an issue that might cause application installers to fail. This issue occurs when you enable Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) using the PowerShell command “set-processmitigation -system -enable forcerelocateimages”.
- Addresses an issue that fails to apply BitLocker encryption automatically using a Group Policy. This issue occurs on external drives that have a master boot record (MBR) active boot partition.
- Addresses a memory leak issue in PKU2U that causes cluster nodes to run out of memory.
- Addresses an issue that fails to register a DNS update to an A record and a PTR when Azure virtual machines update against corporate DNS zones.
- Addresses an issue that prevents users from receiving geographic location information even when all the geolocation UI settings are enabled correctly, and the device contains a location sensor.
- Addresses an issue with muting a phone call when you transfer the call.
- Addresses an issue with per-user profiles that occurs after you set the Group Policy Object “Allow everyone to create all user profiles” to “Disabled”. After restarting the device, Wi-Fi doesn’t automatically reconnect when using per-user profiles.
- Addresses an issue that prevents a task from working correctly when you set the condition “Start only if the following network connection is available” for the task.
- Addresses a memory leak that might occur in some Remote Desktop screen sharing scenarios.
- Addresses an issue with the PerfMon API that might cause handle leaks, which slow performance.
- Updates Delivery Optimization to accept a custom port in the DOCacheHost configuration.
- Addresses an issue that might cause endless replication when you promote a new domain controller and the Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is enabled.
- Addresses an issue that sporadically prevents the Resource Host Subsystem (RHS) from registering network name resources in the Domain Name System (DNS). As a result, Event ID 1196 appears.
- Addresses a timing issue that might cause a RemoteApp to intermittently duplicate characters that were entered on the local keyboard or pasted from the Windows clipboard.
Note that version 1909 reached the end of service on May 11, 2021, for devices running the Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, Nano Container, and Server SAC editions. This means that devices running these editions on version 1909 will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates.
Apart from v1909, Windows 10 update KB5003217 (Build 17763.1971) Preview is also available for Windows 10 version 1809, which has reached the end of service for most editions except for Enterprise G, HoloLens, and the LTSC editions for Client, Server, and IoT. Release notes are available here.
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