August 11, 2020 - KB4571703 (Monthly Rollup)
Applies to: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro
IMPORTANT Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 have reached the end of mainstream support and are now in extended support. Starting in July 2020, there will no longer be optional, non-security releases (known as "C" releases) for this operating system. Operating systems in extended support have only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release).
IMPORTANT Starting in July 2020, all Windows Updates will disable the RemoteFX vGPU feature because of a security vulnerability. For more information about the vulnerability, seeCVE-2020-1036 and KB4570006. After you install this update, attempts to start virtual machines (VM) that have RemoteFX vGPU enabled will fail, and messages such as the following will appear:
If you re-enable RemoteFX vGPU, a message similar to the following will appear:
- “The virtual machine cannot be started because all the RemoteFX-capable GPUs are disabled in Hyper-V Manager.”
- “The virtual machine cannot be started because the server has insufficient GPU resources.”
Improvements and fixes
- "We no longer support the RemoteFX 3D video adapter. If you are still using this adapter, you may become vulnerable to security risk. Learn more (Microsoft - Official Home Page
This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4565541 (released July 14, 2020) and addresses the following issues:
For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from installing some .msi apps. This occurs when a device is managed by a Group Policy that redirects the AppData folder to a network folder.
- Addresses an issue in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that allows single sign-on authentication when an app does not have the Enterprise Authentication capability. With the release of CVE-2020-1509, UWP applications might begin prompting the user for credentials.
- Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode when opening multiple documents from a SharePoint site.
- Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge IE Mode that occurs when you browse using anchor links.
- Addresses an issue with loading Browser Helper Objects in Microsoft Edge IE Mode.
- Addresses an issue where certain applications that rely on the JScript Scripting Engine become unresponsive under load.
- Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, Windows Peripherals, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Hybrid Storage Services, Windows SQL components, Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Remote Desktop.
Known issues in this update
How to get this update
Before installing this update
We strongly recommend that you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before you install the latest Rollup. SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the Rollup and applying Microsoft security fixes. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.
If you use Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB4566425) will be offered to you automatically. To get the standalone package for the latest SSU, search for it in the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Install this update
For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 4571703.
Direct download links for KB4571703 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:
Download KB4571703 MSU for Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) - 340.7 MB
Download KB4571703 MSU for Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) - 526.6 MB
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