- Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 22H2 (build 22621.2283).
- The update is available for compatible devices as update KB5030219.
- This patch introduces several fixes and improvements.
- Also, the company is making available the update KB5030217 (build 22000.2416) for Windows 11 21H2.
Microsoft has released the Windows 11 build 22621.2283 as the update KB5030219. The update is available for download on version 22H2 with new changes, security fixes, and improvements.
According to the announcement on the official support website, the update rolls out a fix that removes a blank menu item from the Sticky Keys menu, addresses security issues, and brings various other fixes and improvements previously introduced with preview update KB5029351 released on August 22, including fixes regarding the Group Policy Service, print jobs, disk partitions, Remote Desktops, Start menu, high processor usage, and more.
In addition, this Patch Tuesday also adds new functionality that affects app defaults, rolls out a new hover behavior to the search box gleam, introduces a new policy called “Enable optional updates,” and improves the reliability of the Search app.
Furthermore, the company is also rolling out the update KB5030217 (build 22000.2416) for Windows 11 21H2. The update brings some security patches, fixes, and improvements previously available with the update KB5029332 released on August 22.
Windows 11 22H2 update KB5030219
These are all the new features rolling out with the update KB5030219 for Windows 11 22H2:
- Removes a blank menu item from the Sticky Keys menu. This issue occurs after you install KB5029351.
- Addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.
- Adds new functionality that affects app defaults.
- Adds a new hover behavior to the search box gleam. When you hover over it, the search flyout box appears. You can adjust this behavior by right clicking the taskbar. Then choose Taskbar settings to change your search box experience.
- Release adds a new policy called “Enable optional updates.” Administrators can use it to configure the monthly, optional cumulative updates for commercial devices. You can also use this policy for the gradual Controlled Feature Rollouts (CFR).
- Makes daylight saving time (DST) changes for Israel.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Group Policy Service. It will not wait for 30 seconds, which is the default wait time, for the network to be available. Because of this, policies are not correctly processed.
- Adds a new API for D3D12 Independent Devices. You can use it to create multiple D3D12 devices on the same adapter. To learn more, see D3D12 Independent Devices.
- Addresses an issue that affects a WS_EX_LAYERED window. The window might render with the wrong dimensions or at the wrong position. This occurs when you scale the display screen.
- Addresses an issue that affects print jobs that are sent to a virtual print queue. They fail without an error.
- Addresses an issue that causes high CPU use. This occurs when you enable the “fBlockNonDomain” policy.
- Addresses an issue that affects disk partitions. The system might stop working. This occurs after you delete a disk partition and add the space from the deleted partition to an existing BitLocker partition.
- Addresses an issue that causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium that has a large sector size.
- Addresses an issue that affects Remote Desktop sessions. Sometimes you receive a wrong error message when you try to sign in to a session.
- Addresses an issue that affects the search icon. When you select it, the Search app does not open. This occurs after a machine has been asleep.
- Improves the reliability of the Search app.
- Addresses an issue that affects the TAB key. Using it to browse search results requires additional actions.
- Addresses an issue that affects Narrator. It does not give distinct context between the search box on the taskbar and search highlights within the search box.
- Addresses an issue that affects Start menu icons. They are missing after you sign in for the first time.
- Addresses an issue that affects settings. They do not sync even if you turn on the toggle on the Windows backup page in the Settings app.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP). The Windows LAPS “BackupDirectory” policy setting was not being reported. This occurs when the setting is set to 1, which is “Back up to AAD.”
The new features, fixes, and changes are now available for devices enrolled in the Stable Channel. The update will download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button. If you are still in the original version of Windows 11, you can use these instructions to upgrade to version 22H2.