New Windows 10 Update – KB5005033

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 cumulative update KB5005033 on 10 August 2021

This update is mainly used to adjust the printer driver installation permissions which in fact is used to alleviate the security vulnerabilities of the printing service. Click Here for more information about the security vulnerabilities of Point and Print.

According to Microsoft, this security update includes quality improvements and the key changes include:

Changes the default privilege requirement for installing drivers when using Point and Print. After installing this update, you must have administrative privileges to install drivers. If you use Point and Print, see KB5005652, Point and Print Default Behavior Change, and CVE-2021-34481 for more information.

It means that the user must have administrator rights to install the driver after deploying the Windows 10 KB5005033 update.

If companies wish to use non-administrator permissions to install the print driver

The Microsoft security team recommends that enterprise administrators to evaluate their security requirements in detail before disabling the mitigation solutions to avoid unnecessary security risks.

Download links for Windows 10 KB5005033

Path to Windows 10 KB5005033 download links:

If you are unable to deploy the update using Windows Update, you can download it manually using the Microsoft Update Catalog linked above.

Steps to download:
1. Choose the correct edition of the operating system and click the “Download” button.

2. This will pop out a new window which contains a ‘.msu’ link.

3. Copy and paste the ‘.msu’ link into another tab to start downloading.