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July 6, 2021—KB5004950 (OS Build 10240.18969) Out-of-band - EXPIRED

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None **EXPIRATION NOTICE****IMPORTAN**T As of 9/12/2023, this KB is no longer available from Windows Update, the Microsoft Update Catalog, or other release channels. We recommend that you update your devices to the latest security quality update. **12/8/20** For information about Windows update terminology, see the article about the [types of Windows updates](<https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/deployment/standard-terminology-software-updates>) and the [monthly quality update types](<https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/windows-quality-updates-primer/ba-p/2569385>). To view other notes and messages, see the Windows 10, version 1507 update history home page. ## Highlights * Updates a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in [CVE-2021-34527](<https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-34527>). ## Improvements and fixes This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include: * Addresses a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in [CVE-2021-34527](<https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-34527>). After installing this and later Windows updates, users who are not administrators can only install signed print drivers to a print server. By default, administrators can install signed and unsigned printer drivers to a print server. The installed root certificates in the system’s Trusted Root Certification Authorities trusts signed drivers. Microsoft recommends that you immediately install this update on all supported Windows client and server operating system, starting with devices that currently host the print server role. You also have the option to configure the **RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators** registry setting to prevent non-administrators from installing signed printer drivers on a print server. For more information, see KB5005010. If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the new [Security Update Guide](<https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide>) website. **Windows Update Improvements**Microsoft has released an update directly to the Windows Update client to improve reliability. Any device running Windows 10 configured to receive updates automatically from Windows Update, including Enterprise and Pro editions, will be offered the latest Windows 10 feature update based on device compatibility and Windows Update for Business deferral policy. This doesn't apply to long-term servicing editions. ## Known issues in this update Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update. ## How to get this update This update is no longer available.


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