It’s been just a few days since Microsoft released the huge Oct 2021 Patch Tuesday update for both Windows 10 and 11, and now the OS maker is back into business with Windows 10 KB5006738 preview cumulative update for Windows 10 20H2, Windows 10 2004, and Windows 10 21H1.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 KB5006738 update fixes all of the printing issues faced by the users following the patch release for PrintNightmare vulnerabilities.
Microsoft’s KB5006738 cumulative update is a part of the scheduled September 2021 monthly ”C” update. The update will allow Windows 10 users to =test the fixes that will be released in the upcoming November Patch Tuesday update.
Like all other C preview updates, this update will not contain any security updates and purely be an optional update.
Meanwhile, Windows 10 users can manually check for updates by going to Settings >> Windows Update >> Check for Updates.
Once you click on Check for Updates button, you will see Windows 10 KB5006738 is available to download.
Alternatively, Windows 10 users can check out the Microsoft Update Catalog to manually download and install the KB5006738 cumulative update.
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Fixed Several Printing Issues
Several Windows 10 users reported facing several printing issues or issues in the installation of new printers following the Windows 10 KB5006670 update.
However, with yesterday’s cumulative update, Microsoft said they have resolved an issue that where users were unable to install the printer drivers over the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).
Meanwhile, Microsoft has also released the Windows Server KB5006745 preview update the same day.
Let’s see what fixes have been included with the Server KB5006745 update:
- Fixed an issue that doesn’t allow the internet print server to correctly package any changes within the printer properties before sending the package to client.
- Fixed an issue that lead to failure of installing printer driver via the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).
- Fixed an issue that allowed only the admins to print. This usually happens in the environments where print server and print client are in distinct time zones.
Having said that, let’s see what’s new in Windows 10 KB5006738.
Windows 10 KB5006738 Fixes
Once you install this cumulative update, Windows 10 users will have the following build number:
- Windows 10 2004 build 19041.1320 (Windows 10 2004)
- Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.1320 (Windows 10 20H2)
- Windows 10 21H1 build 19043.1320 (Windows 10 21H1)
Additionally, the Windows 10 KB5006738 cumulative update incorporates twenty improvements or fixes. However, here we are listing five major fixes in this update:
- An issue with subtitles not displaying properly on few of the media players and video streaming websites has been fixed with this update.
- Fixed an issue that restricts Windows users to connect to Windows Server 2019 Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) servers on a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
- Fixed an issue that stopped working of Kerberos.dll
- Fixed an issues that takes the system to BitLocker recovery mode after servicing update.
- Fixed issue within the code integrity that may cause leak.
Additionally, you can check out Microsoft’s KB5006738 support bulletin for a comprehensive list of fixes included in this update.
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