Windows 11 build 22621.1194 (KB5022360) outs as preview on version 22H2

Microsoft makes available a preview for the next update of Windows 11 22H2, and here's all you need to know.

Windows 11 KB5022360
Windows 11 KB5022360
  • Windows 11 22H2 update KB5022360 (build 22621.1194) rolls out in the Release Preview Channel.
  • This release makes .NET Framework updates optional.
  • Also, the update KB5022360 rolls out a bunch of fixes and improvements.
  • This update was previously released as build 22621.1194 in the Release Preview Channel.

UPDATED: 1/26/2023: As part of version 22H2 development, Windows 11 build 22621.1194 (KB5022360) is now available in the stable channel as an optional install. This non-security update brings new enhancements for existing features, fixes, and several improvements.

According to the Microsoft support page (Release Preview page), build 22621.1194 makes .NET Framework updates available through the “Optional updates” page instead of from the main Windows Update channel. In addition, this update introduces a slew of fixes regarding networking, remote desktop connections, file system, search, and more.

Windows 11 22H2 update KB5022360

These are the fixes and new features available with the latest update of Windows 11 22H2:

  • Changed the experience for preview .NET Framework updates. After you installed this update, all future preview (optional) .NET Framework updates will be displayed on the Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates page. On that page, you could control which optional updates you wanted to install.
  • Fixed an issue that affected searchindexer.exe. It randomly stopped you from signing in or signing out.
  • Fixed an issue that stopped you from searching for a file based on the file’s contents.
  • Fixed a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affected COM+ applications.
  • Fixed an issue that affected conhost.exe. It stopped responding.
  • Fixed an issue that might have affected the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix search list. When you configured it, the parent domain might have been missing.
  • Fixed an issue that might have occurred when the Input Method Editor (IME) was active. Applications might have stopped responding when you used the mouse and keyboard at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue that might have affected FindWindow() or FindWindowEx(). They might have returned the wrong window handle.
  • Fixed an issue that might have occurred when you converted or reconverted Japanese Kanji using a multibyte character set (MBCS) app. The cursor might have moved to the wrong location when you typed.
  • Fixed an issue that might have affected applications that used Microsoft Edge WebView2 to display content. Applications that used WebView2 included Microsoft Office and the Widgets app. The content might have appeared blank or greyed out.
  • Fixed an issue that affected certain systems that had firmware Trusted Platform Modules. (TPM). This issue stopped you from using AutoPilot to set up those systems.
  • Fixed an issue that affected picture files you found using search on the taskbar. This issue stopped you from opening those pictures.
  • Fixed an issue that affected mstsc.exe. It stopped responding while connecting to a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.
  • Fixed an issue that affected a Group Policy for Expanded Toasts.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Windows Server 2022 domain controllers (DC) to stop responding. This occurred when they processed Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba tag. The issue caused a nonpaged pool leak.
  • Fixed an issue that affected the ReFS. The issue caused high nonpaged pool usage, which depleted system memory.
  • Fixed an issue that affected devices that were subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection Export Address Filtering (EAF). Some applications stopped responding or did not open. These included Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader.
  • Fixed an issue that affected some game controllers. When the game controller was connected to the computer, the computer might not have gone to Sleep mode.

If you want to update to Windows 11 build 22621.1194 immediately, click the “Download and install” button from the “Windows Update” settings page.

Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 22621.1194 (KB5022360) from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program.

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