Windows 11 22H2 bug breaks Remote Desktop connections

After upgrading to Windows 11 22H2, many users report problems with Remote Desktop connections. Microsoft is investigating.

Windows 11 22H2 Remote Desktop problems
  • A new bug is causing problems with Remote Desktop on Windows 11 22H2.
  • Microsoft has yet to confirm the problem officially.
  • The bug prevents PCs from connecting, random disconnecting, or freezing.
  • Affected users can disable the UDP protocol to mitigate the issue or roll back to version 21H2.

Windows 11 22H2 (2022 Update) appears to have problems with Remote Desktop connections. After upgrading to version 22H2, a small number of users have been reporting on the Microsoft forums (via Bleeping Computer) that their devices won’t connect, randomly disconnect, or freeze when using the Remote Desktop feature.

Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged the problem, but the forums, one of the company’s employees, noted that they are aware of the issue and they’re investigating the reports. In the meantime, the mitigation to this problem is to roll back to the previous version of Windows 11 or disable the UDP protocol.

Remote Desktop fix on version 22H2

You can roll back to the previous version from Settings > System > Recovery and use the “Go back” button. You can follow these instructions to roll back your computer.

If you want to disable the UDP network protocol, you need to create the fClientDisableUDP DWORD and change its value from 0 to 1 from the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\Client Registry location.

Or you can disable the network problem from the Group Policy Editor by disabling the “Turn Off UDP On Client” policy from Computer Configuration > Administration Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Connection Client.

This is only the latest problem uncovered since Microsoft has already acknowledged various problems with file copying, gaming performance, audio drivers, printer drivers, and more.

If you haven’t upgraded to the Windows 11 2022 Update, holding off the installation for at least three or four cumulative updates is a good idea to give the company time to resolve most issues.