This article aims to help you with the specifics of the Windows 10 KB5029244 August Patch Tuesday 2023, designated as KB5029244. This updated bundle, denoted as Windows 10 KB5029244, encompasses Microsoft’s most recent offerings. Its main objectives are to tackle recognized issues, fix security vulnerabilities, and enhance overall system performance.
Furthermore, Microsoft has rolled out KB5029253 and KB5029263 updates for Windows 11. For more information regarding the enhancements and fixes, you can refer to the blog post on August Patches for Windows 11. As for the latest update, Windows 10 KB5029244 addresses recognized security concerns within your Windows operating system.
This August’s latest cumulative update fixes issues related to downloading the Windows Autopilot policy. This increases the retry attempts when you try to download the Windows Autopilot profile. This helps improve stability when the network connection is not fully initialized.
The August Patch Tuesday Windows 10 patches fixed the login issue for Hybrid Azure AD joined devices. This issue occurs when you use a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
This August update for Windows 10 fixes an issue that might affect Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Win32 or UWP apps might get closed when devices enter Modern Standby. This issue occurs if certain Bluetooth Phone Link features are turned on.
Zero Day Security Vulnerability for August 2023
There is one zero-day vulnerability announced by Microsoft with the August patch Tuesday, and that is CVE-2023-38180 related to ASP .NET. The second one is an advisory for last month’s vulnerability related to Outlook – CVE-2023-36884.
The advisory ADV230003 is about the last month’s Outlook app related vulnerability. This defence in-depth update is not a vulnerability, but installing this update stops the attack chain leading to the Windows Search security feature bypass vulnerability (CVE-2023-36884). Microsoft recommends installing the Office updates discussed in this advisory as well as installing the Windows updates from August 2023.
|Release date||Last Updated||CVE Number||CVE Title||Publicly Disclosed||Exploitability assessment||Exploited||Mitigations||Impact||Max Severity||Tag|
|Aug 8, 2023||Aug 8, 2023||CVE-2023-38180||.NET and Visual Studio Denial of Service Vulnerability||No||Exploitation More Likely||Yes||Denial of Service||Important||ASP .NET|
|Aug 8, 2023||Aug 8, 2023||ADV230003||Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update||Yes||Exploitation Detected||Yes||Defense in Depth||Moderate||Microsoft Office|
How to Seek Windows Updates?
To enhance the security and performance of your device, Windows 10 provides you with the freedom to determine when and in what manner you receive the most recent updates. To configure your update preferences and examine the updates at your disposal, just click on the “Check for Windows updates” option.
Alternatively, you can seek the latest Windows update by selecting Start > Settings > Windows Update by accessing the update settings.
Microsoft issues security updates on a day known as “Patch Tuesday.” This occurs on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 AM PST. To ensure effective deployment, IT professionals should consider their time zones while scheduling their respective deployment plans.
Video Review of August 2023 Patch Tuesday Windows 10 KB5029244
Let’s have a quick Video Review of August 2023 Patch Tuesday Windows 10 KB5029244. August Patch Tuesday Windows 11 August patches KB5029253 and KB5029263 are also covered in this video.
August 2023 Patch Tuesday Report. Let’s quickly discuss Windows 11 patches KB5029253 and KB5029263. Windows 10 patches KB5029244. These are the latest cumulative update security patches for the month of August 2023. We have also discussed 1 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in this video.
Windows 10 New Improvements with August Patches
HTMD community covered all the new features or improvements of the Windows 10 22H2 release in the following blog post – New Features Of Windows 10 22H2 | Issues Fixed. All these features are included in the latest Cumulative Update released on the patch Tuesday, 8th August 2023.
There are no significant feature updates and improvements Microsoft announced as part of Windows 10 August Patch Tuesday. The recent feature updates are documented by Microsoft – What’s new in recent Windows 10 updates.
We have also documented recent feature updates as part of Windows 11 Insider Build (5 Latest Features of Windows 11 Announced – July 2023 Dev and Canary Channel Updates).
Issues Fixed with Windows 10 August Patches
Let’s look at the issues fixed with Windows 10 August patch Tuesday KBs (KB5029244). The following table covers both Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 fixes.
This August Patch addresses an issue that might affect your computer when you are playing a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors might occur. This Windows 10 August LCU update addresses an issue that affects the Search app. It opens in full screen, blocks additional Start menu actions, and you cannot close it.
|Fixes with Windows 10 August Patches||Details|
|Windows 10 Bitlocker issues are fixed with August LCU||This Bitlocker issue causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium that has a large sector size.|
|The hybrid Azure AD joined device login issue is fixed with August patches||You cannot sign in to them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when you use a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.|
|Issues related to downloading the Windows Autopilot policy are fixed||This update increases the retry attempts when you try to download the Windows Autopilot profile. This helps to improve Maintaining stability even when the network connection is not fully established.|
|Issue related to WMI Installation Error is fixed with August Update||Installation error that affects the WMI repository. The issue occurs when a device does not shut down properly.|
|SMB performance issues are fixed with August Updates||I/O over Server Message Block (SMB) might fail when you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.|
|Windows Notification Platform-related issues are also fixed||The Windows Notification Platform issue affects how much power your device uses.|
|Event forwarding quality issues with Windows 10 are fixed with August Patches||The issue was related to the new event channel, as explained – When you add an Event Channel to the subscription, it forwards events you do not need.|
|The printer unloading issue with Windows 10 is fixed with August updates||This issue occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.|
|This update affects text edit controls in XAML and browser controls. You cannot make text edit controls editable again after they become read-only.||This update affects text edit controls in XAML and browser controls. You cannot make text edit controls editable again after they become read-only.|
|Windows 10 display and audio devices issues are fixed when the system resumes sleep||Certain display and audio devices are missing after your system resumes from sleep.|
|VPN connection issues are fixed with Windows 10 August patches||VPN is on a wireless mesh network that uses an aggressive throttling algorithm. This bug causes excessive Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests to the network gateway.|
Known Issues from Windows 10 KB5029244 August Patch
Let’s look at the issues fixed with Windows 10 August patch Tuesday KB (KB5029244). The following table covers both Windows 10 22H2 and 21H2 fixes.
|Some apps might fail to playback, record, or capture video||OS Build 22000.30000|
|Known Issue Rollback|
|When using Outlook, opening links in emails might display an error||NA||Workaround Provided|
SCCM Windows 10 KB5029244 Deployment
Learn how to Deploy Windows 10 KB5029244 August 2023 Cumulative Updates using SCCM/WSUS. You can deploy Windows 10 August 2023 CU KBs using Intune or SCCM.
You can create a monthly patch package for August 2023 using the following methods. You can also search with Windows 10 LCU for August 2023 KB5029244. The easiest way is to check from the SCCM admin console.
NOTE! You can verify the Windows 10 (OS Builds 19044.3324 and 19045.3324) by installing the August 2023 Latest Cumulative Updates.
- In SCCM Console, Navigate to Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\All Software Updates.
- You must initiate a WSUS Sync from the All Software Updates node (Right-click on the node and initiate the sync).
- Search with the following KB5029244 Number.
- Or you can search with 23-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10, as shown in the below screenshot.
|Name of Windows 10 Patch||KB Article||Release Date|
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for ARM64-based Systems (KB5029244)||5029244||8/8/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5029244)||5029244||8/8/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5029244)||5029244||8/8/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5029244)||5029244||8/8/2023 5:00:00 PM|
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5029244)||5029244||8/8/2023 5:00:00 PM|
- How to Create Deploy New Software Update Patch Package Using SCCM | ConfigMgr
- SCCM ADR Automatic Deployment Rule Creation Process
Intune Windows 10 KB5029244 Deployment
Let’s now check into the procedures for implementing the August 2023 (LCU) Patch Tuesday update through Intune. With the utilization of Microsoft Intune, you possess the capability to roll out the Cumulative Update (CU) for Windows 10 in August. It’s worth highlighting that the process of deploying patches via Intune varies from that employed by SCCM (Microsoft Configuration Manager).
I don’t think creating a new patch deployment policy to cater to monthly CU deployments is mandatory, but you can use the following method to expedite. The existing patch deployment policy will deliver the patches using WUfB (Windows Update for Business).
You have the option to expedite the Installation of August 2023 quality updates. Create expedited update profiles for Quality updates using the following steps. Learn more about Intune patching from the below video.
- Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center https://intune.microsoft.com/
- Navigate Device -> Windows 10 quality Updates.
- Click on +Create Profile.
The following are the Settings for Intune quality update profile for the monthly patching process if you want to expedite the deployment of patches. Otherwise, you can use the standard quality updates policy from Intune.
- Name – Windows 10 August 2023 LCU.
- Description – Recommend adding a detailed description.
- Expedite installation of quality updates if the device OS version is less than 8th August 2023 – 2023.08 B Security Updates for Windows 10 and later
- Number of days to wait before the restart is enforced – 1 Day
Windows 10 KB5029244 Direct Download Links
To obtain the July 2023 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB5029244), we can download it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Direct links to download the August 2023 Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 are provided in the tables below.
You can check the Microsoft Update Catalog portal to get the direct download links to the hotfixes for August 2023 LCU. Check this out Microsoft Update Catalog – https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ and Search Keyword 2023-08.
- Enter the KB article number
- Click the Search icon
- Search Keyword 2023-08
|2023-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5029244)||Windows 10 22H2||758.5 MB||Download|
Automated Patch Management with Windows Autopatch
Autopatch helps streamline updating operations and create new opportunities for IT pros. The Windows Autopatch Release Management provides you with more clarity on the Quality, Feature updates, and install schedules in Intune portal, Here, you can get more information Windows Autopatch Implementation Setup Guide.
In Intune Portal, Navigate to Devices, Under Windows Autopatch. Select Release Management, which displays the updates and releases scheduled.
Abhinav Rana is working as an SCCM Admin. He loves to help the community by sharing his knowledge. He is a B.Tech graduate in Information Technology.