What do you want to know
- Microsoft has just rolled out its Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11.
- The update brings to systems version 22621.1555 and will be delivered to systems automatically.
- Several security improvements are part of the update, along with a short list of changes.
- The latest version of Windows 11 will show a notification in the Start menu to back up files via OneDrive for some users.
With the second Tuesday of the month in the rearview mirror, Microsoft delivered its April Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11. The update includes several security improvements. It also has some minor tweaks, such as the taskbar search box being light when Windows is set to a custom color mode.
The update is available through Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Update for Business. Users can also get it through Microsoft Update Catalog (opens in a new tab). Windows Server Update Services will automatically sync with the update based on your configuration.
Microsoft has highlighted the following improvements in a support document (opens in a new tab):
- New! This update implements the new Windows Local Administrator Password (LAPS) solution as a Windows Inbox feature. For more information, see By Popular Demand: Windows LAPS Available Now! (opens in a new tab)
- This update fixes a compatibility issue. The issue occurs due to unsupported use of the registry.
The update also includes all the improvements that came with the optional Windows 11 update released at the end of March (KB5023778). Among these changes is the addition of a prompt suggesting users to back up their files via OneDrive.
This notification caused a debate when it was first announced as an addition to Windows. People disagree about the nature of these types of prompts, with some calling them advertisements and others seeing them more favorably. In our poll on the subject, over 52% of respondents said they saw the OneDrive file backup notification as an advertisement, but over 47% said they did not see it as an advertisement.
Here’s what shipped with the optional March update that’s now rolling out to PCs in the latest Patch Tuesday update:
Build 22621.1555: Highlights
- New! This update introduces notifications for Microsoft accounts in the Start menu. This is only available to a small audience at this time. It will be rolled out more widely in the coming months. Some devices may notice different visual processing when we collect feedback. See example below.
- New! The taskbar search box will be brighter when you set Windows to a custom color mode. This happens when you set Windows mode to dark and app mode to light in Settings > Personalization > Colors.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the Notepad combo box in Settings. It fails to display all available options.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft PowerPoint. He stops responding. This happens when you use accessibility tools.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft Narrator. It fails to read items in drop down lists in Microsoft Excel.
- This update fixes an issue that affects USB printers. The system classifies them as media devices even though they are not.
Build 22621.1555: Improvements
- New! This update adds many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, see Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (opens in a new tab).
- New! Once you have access to the new Bing, the taskbar search box may include a button that opens the Bing chat experience in Microsoft Edge. If you don’t have access to it, the search box on the taskbar will have a dynamic search highlight button.
- This update fixes an issue that affects complexity policy settings for PINs. They are ignored.
- This update resolves an issue that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) PIN credential icon. It does not appear on the credential screen of an external monitor. This happens when this monitor is connected to a closed laptop.
- This update fixes an issue that affects a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV). The CSV does not upload. This happens if you enable BitLocker and local CSV managed protectors, and the system has recently rotated BitLocker keys.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Active Directory Users and Computers. He stops responding. This happens when you use the TaskPad view to enable or disable multiple objects at the same time.
- The update fixes an issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call service (rpcss.exe). The issue may cause a race condition between the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and the Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) endpoint mapper.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft PowerPoint. It stops responding on Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). This happens when you use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
- This update fixes an issue that affects Windows Search. Windows Search fails inside Windows container images.
- This update affects the Group Policy Editor. It adds Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 to the list of protocols you can set.
- This update is for the Arab Republic of Egypt. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time changeover order for 2023.
- This update affects jscript9Legacy.dll. It adds ITracker and ITrackingService to prevent MHTML from not responding.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Microsoft HTML Application Host (HTA). This problem blocks the execution of code that uses Microsoft HTA. This happens when you enable Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) User Mode Code Integrity (UMCI) enforced mode.
- This update affects the Group Policy Management Console. It fixes a script error in the Group Policy Preferences window.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client. The client returns an HTTP server error status (500). This error occurs when running a transfer job in the Storage Migration Service.
- This update fixes an issue that affects Desired State configuration. It loses its previously configured options. This happens if metaconfig.mof is missing.
- This update resolves an issue that affects Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option 119 – Domain Lookup Option. The problem prevents you from using a connection-specific DNS suffix search list.
- This update fixes a rare issue that can cause an input destination to be null. This issue can occur when trying to convert a physical point to a logical point during a hit test. Because of this, the computer generates a Stop error.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) certificate. The system reports that some SCEP certificate installations failed. Instead, the system should mark them as pending.
- This update fixes an issue that affects the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) API. This issue prevents an application from requesting location information using MBIM2.0+.
- This update addresses a known issue that affects kiosk device profiles. If you have enabled automatic login, this may not work. After the autopilot completes provisioning, these devices remain on the credential screen. This issue occurs after installing updates dated January 10, 2023 and later.
- This update affects Xbox Elite users who have the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This update applies your controller remapping preferences to the desktop.
- This update fixes an issue that may affect your audio. This could cause glitches or squealing. This happens when the system is under a heavy load or comes out of sleep mode.
- This update fixes an issue that prevents WDAC from parsing fields in binary files.
- This update fixes an issue that may affect Win32 apps and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). They may close when devices enter Modern Standby. Modern Standby is an extension of the Connected Standby power model. This issue occurs if certain Bluetooth PhoneLink features are enabled.
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