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Release Date:

2/15/2022

Version:

OS Build 22000.527

For information about Windows update terminology, see the article about the types of Windows updates and the monthly quality update types. For an overview of Windows 11 (original release), see its update history page.

Note Follow @WindowsUpdate to find out when new content is published to the Windows release health dashboard.

Highlights 

  • New! Provides the ability to shares cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge. 

  • New! Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.

  • New! Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.

  • Updates an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.

  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.

  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and File Explorer context menus.

  • Updates an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.

  • Updates an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.

  • Updates an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.

Improvements

Important: To ensure that some new features in this release work as expected, the Windows Web Experience Pack from the Microsoft Store must be current. If the App Settings > App updates setting is enabled, the latest version of the pack will be automatically installed. You can also manually install the current Windows Web Experience Pack. For information about updating the Windows Web Experience Pack and enabling automatic updates from the Microsoft Store, see How to update the Windows Web Experience Pack in the Microsoft Store.

This non-security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • New! Provides the ability to shares cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.

  • New! Opens Microsoft Office files that are in the Start menu's recommended section in the browser. This occurs if the device does not have an appropriate Microsoft Office license and the file is stored in Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft SharePoint. If there is a license, the file will open in the desktop app instead.

  • New! Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.

  • New!  Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.

  • New! Adds the ability to quickly share open application windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call.

  • New! Adds support for hot adding and the removal of non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.

  • New!  Adds the ability to instantly mute and unmute a Microsoft Teams call from your taskbar. During a call, an active microphone icon will appear on the taskbar so that you can easily mute the audio without having to return to the Microsoft Teams call window.

  • Addresses an issue that occurs when Windows Server 2016 runs as a terminal server using certain cloud computing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As result, the servers randomly stop responding after running for a period of time. This also addresses a regression that proactively checks to ensure that the CSharedLock in rpcss.exe is set correctly to avoid a deadlock.

  • Addresses an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.

  • Addresses an issue that affects the Windows search service and occurs when you query using the proximity operator.

  • Addresses an issue that fails to show the Startup impact values in Task Manager.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents ShellWindows() from returning the InternetExplorer object when iexplore.exe runs in the Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode context.

  • Addresses an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.

  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the improper cleanup of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) objects. This prevents session teardown and causes a session to stop responding.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents printing from operating properly for some low integrity process apps.

  • Introduces support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. This is a new deployment model for hybrid deployments of Windows Hello for Business. It uses the same technology and deployment steps that support on-premises single sign-on (SSO) for Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) security keys. Cloud Trust removes the public-key infrastructure (PKI) requirements for deploying Windows and simplifies the Windows Hello for Business deployment experience.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from unloading and reloading drivers when the drivers are protected Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).

  • Addresses an issue that affects the Silent BitLocker enablement policy and might unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector.

  • Addresses a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop app to mount a client’s local drive to a terminal server session.

  • Addresses an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from reaching the LanguagePackManagement configuration service provider (CSP) using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Bridge.

  • Addresses an issue that causes a mismatch between a Remote Desktop session’s keyboard and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client when signing in.

  • Addresses an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.

  • Addresses an issue that occurs when you try to write a service principal name (SPN) alias (such as www/contoso) and HOST/NAME already exists on another object. If the RIGHT_DS_WRITE_PROPERTY is on the SPN attribute of the colliding object, you receive an “Access Denied” error.

  • Addresses an issue that disconnects Offline Files on the network drive after you restart the OS and sign in. This issue occurs if the Distributed File System (DFS) path is mapped to the network drive.

  • Addresses an issue that displays the authentication dialog twice when you mount a network drive.

  • Addresses an issue that might cause a race condition when processing multi-threaded GDI tasks. As a result, you might receive an intermittent error, the app might close unexpectedly, or the rendering of characters might fail in an app or when printing a document.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

Windows 11 servicing stack update - 22000.469

This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) ensure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates. 

Known issues in this update

Applies to

Symptom

Workaround

All users

When attempting to reset a Windows device with apps that have folders with reparse data, such as OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, files which have been downloaded or synced locally from OneDrive might not be deleted when selecting the “Remove everything” option. This issue might be encountered when attempting a manual reset initiated within Windows or a remote reset. Remote resets might be initiated from Mobile Device Management (MDM) or other management applications, such as Microsoft Intune or third-party tools. OneDrive files that are “cloud only” or have not been downloaded or opened on the device are not affected and will not persist, as the files are not downloaded or synced locally.

Note Some device manufacturers and some documentation might call the feature to reset your device, "Push Button Reset", "PBR", "Reset This PC", "Reset PC", or "Fresh Start".

This issue was addressed in KB5011493. Some devices might take up to seven (7) days after the installation of KB5011493 to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter. If you are part of an organization that manages devices or prepared OS images for deployment, you can also address this issue by applying a compatibility update for installing and recovering Windows. Doing that makes improvements to the "safe operating system" (SafeOS) that is used to update the Windows recovery environment (WinRE). You can deploy these updates using the instructions in Add an update package to Windows RE using KB5012414 for Windows 11 (original release).

Important If devices have already been reset and OneDrive files have persisted, you must use a workaround above or perform another reset after applying one of the workarounds above.

IT admins

After installing the Windows updates released January 11, 2022 or later Windows versions on an affected version of Windows, recovery discs (CD or DVD) created by using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel might be unable to start.

Recovery discs that were created by using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app on devices which have installed Windows updates released before January 11, 2022 are not affected by this issue and should start as expected.

Note No third-party backup or recovery apps are currently known to be affected by this issue

This issue is addressed in KB5014019.

How to get this update

Before installing this update

Microsoft combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest cumulative update (LCU). For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

Install this update

Release Channel

Available

Next Step

Windows Update or Microsoft Update

Yes

Go to Settings Update & Security > Windows Update. In the Optional updates available area, you’ll find the link to download and install the update.

Windows Update for Business

No

None. These changes will be included in the next security update to this channel.

Microsoft Update Catalog

Yes

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

No

You can import this update into WSUS manually. See the Microsoft Update Catalog for instructions.

If you want to remove the LCU

To remove the LCU after installing the combined SSU and LCU package, use the DISM/Remove-Package command line option with the LCU package name as the argument. You can find the package name by using this command: DISM /online /get-packages.

Running Windows Update Standalone Installer (wusa.exe) with the /uninstall switch on the combined package will not work because the combined package contains the SSU. You cannot remove the SSU from the system after installation.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 5010414

For a list of the files that are provided in the servicing stack update, download the file information for the SSU - version 22000.469

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