Windows 11 build 22000.556 (KB5011493) outs with new fixes

Windows 11 gets a new update with fixes, but no new features. Here's all you need to know.

Windows 11 KB5011493
  • Windows 11 build 22000.556 releases as update KB5011493.
  • Update KB5011493 fixes file deletion problem using the recovery tools.
  • It also ships with all the non-security fixes and improvements available with the update KB5010414.

Microsoft is now rolling out update KB5011493 for devices running the stable version of Windows 11 that brings security patches and a slew of fixes.

The update KB5011493 bumps the version number to build 22000.556, and according to the official changelogs, it addresses an issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a device and the apps have folders that contain reparse data, such as OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. When you select the Remove everything option, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from OneDrive might not be deleted.

According to Microsoft, some computers might take up to seven days after installing this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset.

Microsoft recommends running the Windows Update troubleshooter manually from the Settings app if you want a more immediate resolution.

In addition to this security fix, Windows 11 build 22000.556 also ships with all the non-security fixes and improvements available with the update KB5010414 released on February 15, 2022.

Build 22000.527 for Windows 11 changes

Here are all the non-security improvements with the update KB5011493:

  • Provides the ability to shares cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
  • Opens Microsoft Office files that are in the Start menu’s recommended section in the browser. This occurs if the device does not have an appropriate Microsoft Office license and the file is stored in Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft SharePoint. If there is a license, the file will open in the desktop app instead.
  • Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
  • Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.
  • Adds the ability to quickly share open application windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call.
  • Adds support hot adding and removing non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
  • Adds the ability to instantly mute and unmute a Microsoft Teams call from your taskbar. During a call, an active microphone icon will appear on the taskbar so that you can easily mute the audio without having to return to the Microsoft Teams call window.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when Windows Server 2016 runs as a terminal server using certain cloud computing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As result, the servers randomly stop responding after running for a period of time. This also addresses a regression that proactively checks to ensure that the CSharedLock in rpcss.exe is set correctly to avoid a deadlock.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows search service and occurs when you query using the proximity operator.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to show the Startup impact values in Task Manager.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents ShellWindows() from returning the InternetExplorer object when iexplore.exe runs in the Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode context.
  • Addresses an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the improper cleanup of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) objects. This prevents session teardown and causes a session to stop responding.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents printing from operating properly for some low integrity process apps.
  • Introduces support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. This is a new deployment model for hybrid deployments of Windows Hello for Business. It uses the same technology and deployment steps that support on-premises single sign-on (SSO) for Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) security keys. Cloud Trust removes the public-key infrastructure (PKI) requirements for deploying Windows and simplifies the Windows Hello for Business deployment experience.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from unloading and reloading drivers when the drivers are protected Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).
  • Addresses an issue that affects the Silent BitLocker enablement policy and might unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector.
  • Addresses a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop app to mount a client’s local drive to a terminal server session.
  • Addresses an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left-justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from reaching the LanguagePackManagement configuration service provider (CSP) using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Bridge.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a mismatch between a Remote Desktop session’s keyboard and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client when signing in.
  • Addresses an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when you try to write a service principal name (SPN) alias (such as www/FOO) and HOST/FOO already exists on another object. If the RIGHT_DS_WRITE_PROPERTY is on the SPN attribute of the colliding object, you receive an “Access Denied” error.
  • Addresses an issue that disconnects Offline Files on the network drive after you restart the OS and sign in. This issue occurs if the Distributed File System (DFS) path is mapped to the network drive.
  • Addresses an issue that displays the authentication dialog twice when you mount a network drive.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.556

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.556, you need to go to Settings > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.