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Confirmed: Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now widely available

by in microsoft on Mon December 24, 2018, 02:07 (#14) writes:

Last week we reported that Windows 10 October 2018 Update is rolling out to more devices if the users manually check for updates. Today, Microsoft has updated the support document to announce that Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now widely available.

The support document says that Windows 10 October 2018 Update will start downloading if the user manually opens the Settings page and tap on ‘Check for updates’ button.

“Rollout Status as of December 17, 2018: Windows 10, version 1809, is now fully available for advanced users who manually select “Check for updates” via Windows Update,” the updated support document reads.

Most of the devices are compatible with Windows 10 October 2018 Update and the new version of the OS is available for a wide variety of configurations. Microsoft has started pushing the update out to more devices as the company is not aware of any other critical issues in Windows 10 version 1809 and the users are also not reporting any new problems.

It’s important to note that the October 2018 Update isn’t always offered automatically on all devices but manually checking for updates from Windows Update now offers Windows 10 version 1809. In most of the cases, you won’t experience any unexpected issues during or after the installation.

If you’re ready for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can open the Settings app >Update & Security page and start hitting the Check for updates box. Don’t check for updates if you don’t want to install the October update now. (

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Windows 10 V1607: Update KB4467684 kills Outlook search in Terminal Server

by in microsoft on Sat December 22, 2018, 23:40 (#14) writes:

End of November 2018 Microsoft released the update KB4467684 for Windows 10 V1607 . Since then, there are more and more reports that this update killed the search in Outlook via Terminal Server.

Update KB4467684 has been released for Windows 10 V1607 on November 27, 2018. Since this version dropped out of mainstream support on April 10, 2018, only Windows 10 Enterprise and Education systems received the update. The same applies to the LTSC version of Windows 10 V1607. I’ve mentioned that within my blog post Patchday Windows 10-Updates (November 27, 2018).

With this update, Microsoft has rolled out numerous fixes for Windows 10 V1607, but has not closed any security gaps. The KB article mentions several known problems with the .NET framework, a hiccup when using end-user-defined characters (EUDC) in Windows functions, or a broken search in Windows Media Player.

There, too, several users confirm this problem in connection with a terminal server. Repairing Outlook or similar approaches do not help – one solution is to uninstall Update KB4467684.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]


A second solution suggested to fix the problem is to disable indexing in Outlook. This should be possible with the above reg file, which is to be imported with administrative privileges.

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