- Microsoft releases update KB5023696 for Windows 10 22H2, 21H2, and 20H2.
- The update bumps the version number to build 19045.2728.
- The update KB5023696 introduces security fixes and improvements.
Microsoft makes available the update KB5023696 for Windows 10 22H2, 21H2, and 20H2 with security fixes and changes. According to the company’s announcement, the update KB5022834 bumps the version number to build 19042.2728 (20H2), 19044.2728 (21H2), and 19045.2728 (22H2) and addresses two important security fixes affecting Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and computers that connect to Active Directory.
The update also rolls out the fixes and improvements that the company made available as a preview on February 21. In addition, the company is making available updates for older versions of the operating system, including versions 1809, 1607, and 1507.
Windows 10 update KB5023696
These are the fixes and improvements coming to the next update of Windows 10:
- Implements phase three of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) hardening.After you install this update, you cannot turn off the changes using the registry key.
- Addresses an issue that affects a computer account and Active Directory. When you reuse an existing computer account to join an Active Directory domain, joining fails. This occurs on devices that have installed Windows updates dated October 11, 2022 or later. The error message is, “Error 0xaac (2732): NERR_AccountReuseBlockedByPolicy: ‘An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Re-using the account was blocked by security policy.’”
- This update improves your experience when you use Windows Spotlight on your lock screen. The informational links open faster.
- Fixed an issue that stopped hyperlinks from working in Microsoft Excel.
- Fixed an issue that affected the Appx State Repository. When you removed a user profile, the cleanup was incomplete. Because of that, its database grew as time passes. This growth might have caused delays when users signed into multi-user environments like FSLogix.
- Provided support for the United Mexican States’ daylight-saving time change order for 2023.
- Fixed a resource conflict issue between two or more threads (known as a deadlock). This deadlock affected COM+ applications.
- Fixed an issue that affected IE mode. The text on the status bar was not always visible.
- Fixed an issue that affected cbs.log. This issue logged messages that were not error messages in cbs.log.
- We improved how the Remove-Item cmdlet worked for Microsoft OneDrive folders.
- Fixed an issue that affected AppV. It stopped file names from having the correct letter case (uppercase or lowercase).
- Fixed an issue that affected Microsoft Edge. The issue removed conflicting policies for Microsoft Edge. This occurred when you set the MDMWinsOverGPFlag in a Microsoft Intune tenant and Intune detected a policy conflict.
- Fixed an issue that affected Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Using a provisioning package for bulk provisioning failed.
- Fixed an issue that affected a certain streaming app. The issue stopped video playback after an advertisement played in the app.
- Fixed an issue that affected MSInfo.exe. It did not correctly report the enforcement status of the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) user mode policy.
- Fixed accessibility issues. They affected Narrator on the Settings home page.
- Fixed an issue that affected the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). LSASS might have stopped responding after you ran Sysprep on a domain-joined machine.
- Fixed an issue that affected virtual machines (VM).
Older versions of Windows 10
The company is also rolling out the update KB5023702 for version 1809, bumping the build number to 17763.4131, and introducing various fixes and improvements.
Furthermore, Windows 10 1607 received the update KB5023697 that bumps the version to build 14393.5786, and it addresses several problems. Finally, Windows 10 1507 is getting the update KB5023713 which increases the version to build 10240.19805 and addresses one security issue.
Download update KB5023696 for Windows 10
The update is available immediately and will download and install automatically through the Release Preview or Stable Channel. 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.