Windows 10 October 2018 Update having trouble with iCloud, networked disks

Posted on Monday, Nov 19 2018 @ 10:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft re-released its Windows 10 October 2018 Update last week but it appears there are still a couple of bugs. As you may know, the update got pulled in October due to a data deletion bug for users that use Known Folder Redirection.

Now Neowin reports Microsoft confirmed a bug that blocks the installation of iCloud on systems with Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Users who already have the software installed may also experience issues, like trouble with synchronizing Shared Albums.
Apple has identified an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version where users may experience issues updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message stating that this version of iCloud for Windows isn’t supported, and the installation will fail.

To ensure a seamless experience, Microsoft is blocking devices with iCloud for Windows (version software installed from being offered Window 10, version 1809 until this issue has been resolved. We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft software download website until this issue is resolved.
Apple and Microsoft are cooperating to resolve the issue. In the meantime, Microsoft will not distribute the update to systems with iCloud installed.

On a related note, there are also some known bugs with mapped network drives. The following lines are part of the release notes of Windows 10 October 2018 Update:
You experience the following issues in Windows 10, version 1809:

  • In Windows Explorer, a red X appears on the mapped network drives.
  • Mapped network drives are displayed as Unavailable when you run the net use command at a command prompt.
  • In the notification area, a notification displays the following message: 'Could not reconnect all network drives.'

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