• The May Patch Tuesday updates are here, and they bring several functionality improvements to all versions of Windows 10.
  • One particular case is that of KB4556812 for WIndows 10 version  1709 that fixes several GPO issues.
  • These updates are released monthly, although smaller ones can be released outside the schedule.
  • For more information on these updates, check out our Patch Tuesday page.
KB4556812

May 12 is finally here and that means that a new round of Patch Tuesday updates has just hit live. This 5th round of updates is called the May Patch Tuesday Update, and they bring with them extensive new features, bugfix, and very important security updates.

As with all Patch Tuesday updates of the past, these are available to all versions of Windows 10, starting from 1507 to 1909.

Speaking of which, keep in mind that this is the last time the Patch Tuesday Updates will be in this format since the new Windows 10 version 2004 is expected to hit live on May 28.

That being said, KB4556812that has been released for Windows 10 version 1709 also brings some interesting fixes.


You can now install apps via GPO without issues

The main issue covered by this particular cumulative update is one that many users have encountered, especially those that use GPO very often to perform all of their basic computer tasks.

However, this no longer seems to be the case, since KB4556812 now addresses an issue that prevents certain apps from installing if they are published using a Group Policy Object.

This means that those of you that have all of your software installed via GPO programmed by admins should be able to install theany programs without any error messages.

Besides that, KB4556812 also addresses an issue that leads to an access violation error (0xC0000005), as well as an issue that prevents Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) management tools.

How do I install KB4556812?

Remember that Patch Tuesday Updates are generally very important, especially from a security standpoint, so installing them as soon as they become available is crucial.

KB4556812 can be installed like any other update that becomes available for your PC. This means that you can use methods like the Windows Update Catalog,  Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or using the built-in Windows Update feature.

Note: It is important that you always have a backup of all of your data before performing a big set of updates like the ones on Patch Tuesday.

If you want to know everything there is to know on Patch Tuesday, check out this in-depth guide.

What do you think about the changes brought by KB4556812 to Windows 10 version 1709? Let us know if these updates met your expectations by leaving us a message in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about Patch Tuesday Updates

  • What day is Patch Tuesday this month?

Patch Tuesday is always on the second Tuesday of every month, so this month it will be on May 12, and next month it will be on June 9.

  • Which program is always updated on Patch Tuesday?

No particular program is targeted for updates during Patch Tuesday, except those that have been discovered to have bugs or are in need of vulnerability fixes.

  • What time does Microsoft release Patch Tuesday updates?

It all depends on your own timezone, but the updates are generally released at around 10 AM PST.