- Microsoft releases update KB5014699 for Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2.
- The update bumps the version number to build 19044.1766.
- This release ships with fixes and improvements.
Microsoft is now rolling out the update KB5014699 for devices running Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 to address several problems.
The update KB5014699 bumps the version number to 19042.1766 (20H2), 19043.1766 (21H1), and 19044.1766 (21H2), and according to the official changes, it addresses security issues and non-security problems that the company was testing with the June 2 update preview, including a sorting issue affecting Japanese half-width katakana, various Azure problems, memory leaks, BitLocker encryption, slow file copying, and much more.
In addition, Microsoft is also releasing updates for older versions of Windows 10, including versions 1809, 1607, and 1507.
Update KB5014699 fixes and changes for Windows 10
These are the fixes and improvements available with the latest update of Windows 10:
- Addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.
- Fixed an issue that prevents the file system control code (FSCTL_SET_INTEGRITY_INFORMATION_EX) from handling its input parameter correctly. (New on build 19044.1741)
- Introduced new sorting version 6.4.3, which addresses the sorting issue that affects Japanese half-width katakana.
- Prevented users from bypassing forced enrollment by disconnecting from the internet when they sign into Azure Active Directory (AAD).
- Fixed an issue that might run an AnyCPU application as a 32-bit process.
- Fixed an issue that prevents Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) scenarios that have multiple partial configurations from working as expected.
- Fixed an issue that affects remote procedure calls (RPC) to the Win32_User or Win32_Group WMI class. The domain member that runs the RPC contacts the primary domain controller (PDC). When multiple RPCs occur simultaneously on many domain members, this might overwhelm the PDC.
- Fixed an issue when adding a trusted user, group, or computer with a one-way trust in place. The error message, “The object selected doesn’t match the type of destination source” appears.
- Fixed an issue that fails to display the Application Counters section in the performance reports of the Performance Monitor tool.
- Fixed an issue that might affect some apps that use d3d9.dll with certain graphics cards and might cause those apps to close unexpectedly.
- Fixed a rare issue that prevents Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Outlook from opening.
- Fixed a memory leak issue that affects Windows systems that are in use 24 hours each day of the week.
- Fixed an issue that affects the IE mode window frame.
- Fixed an issue that prevents internet shortcuts from updating.
- Fixed an issue that causes an Input Method Editor (IME) to discard a character if you enter the character while the IME is converting previous text.
- Fixed an issue that causes print failures when a low integrity level (LowIL) application prints to a null port.
- Fixed an issue that prevents BitLocker from encrypting when you use the silent encryption option.
- Fixed an issue that occurs when you apply multiple WDAC policies. Doing that might prevent scripts from running when the policies allow scripts to run.
- Fixed an issue that affects the behavior and shape orientation of a mouse cursor for Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge. This issue occurs when you turn on a virtual graphics processing unit (GPU).
- Fixed an issue that might cause the Remote Desktop client application to stop working when you end a session.
- Fixed a reliability issue in the Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) service that randomly causes clients to disconnect.
- We deployed search highlights to devices that are domain-joined. For more information about the feature, see Group configuration: search highlights in Windows. You can configure search highlights at the enterprise-scale using Group Policy settings defined in the Search.admx file and Policy CSP – Search.
- Fixed an issue that displays the wrong image for the Input Method Editor (IME) mode indicator icon when you turn on the Font Mitigation policy.
- Fixed an issue that causes a yellow exclamation point to display in Device Manager. This occurs when a Bluetooth remote device advertises the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) source (SRC).
- Fixed an issue in which the Cluster Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider (ClustWMI.dll) generates high CPU usage in WMIPRVSE.EXE.
- Fixed an issue that causes Microsoft’s deduplication driver to consume large amounts of nonpaged pool memory. As a result, this depletes all the physical memory on the machine, which causes the server to stop responding.
- Fixed an issue that causes file copying to be slower.
- Fixed an issue that might cause a system to stop responding when a user signs out if Microsoft OneDrive is in use.
- Fixed a known issue that might prevent recovery discs (CD or DVD) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel.
Update for older versions of Windows 10
In addition, Microsoft is also making available updates for older versions of Windows 10. For instance, Windows 10 version 1809 is getting the update KB5014692 that brings the version number to build 17763.3046, and delivers a few fixes.
Also, Windows 10 version 1607 received the update KB5014702 (build 14393.5192) addresses several problems with this release. Finally, Windows 10 version 1507 received the update KB5014710 that bumps the version number to build 10240.19325 and delivers some security improvements.
Download update KB5014699 for Windows 10
The update is available immediately and it will download and install automatically. However, you can always force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and use the option to install the optional update.