Microsoft released KB5011831 update to fix a lot of Windows 10 errors

Ahead of next month’s patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a preview of a significant update to Windows 10 that addresses a series of bugs in the operating system.

Update preview KB5011831 is available for Windows 10 version 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 and it fixes several issues including one that causes black screen. There are also fixes for OneDrive issues, news, interest panel, and more.

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Microsoft is pulling several highlights from the update, starting with fixing an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when copying and pasting text using the Input Method Editor (IME). Also addresses an issue that could cause you to lose focus on a Microsoft OneDrive file after renaming it and pressing the Enter key and another key that prevents you from changing an expired password when you sign in to a Windows device.

In addition to the features listed above, Microsoft also shares a list of major changes included in the update:

  • new! Adds improvements to the Windows Secure Boot component service.
  • Changes the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) logging timeout from 60 minutes to 90 minutes for hybrid autopilot scenarios associated with Azure AD. This also handles a race condition that causes an exception when it times out.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the remote desktop session to close or the reconnection to stop responding while waiting for the Accessibility Shortcut Wizard (sethc.exe).
  • Addresses an issue in which some POS terminals cause occasional OS startup delays during restart of up to 40 minutes.
  • Addresses an issue that incorrectly causes Execution policy settings to be returned from the registry.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when copying and pasting text using the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Addresses an issue that displays a black screen for some users when logging in or logging out.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Kerberos authentication to fail, the error is “0xc0030009 (RPC_NT_NULL_REF_POINTER)”. This occurs when the client machine tries to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to another machine while Remote Credential Guard is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from changing a password that has expired when you sign in to a Windows device.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Windows to stop working when a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy that does not require a restart is applied.
  • Addresses an issue that may fail to copy the security portion of a Group Policy to a device.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Key Distribution Center (KDC) code to incorrectly return the “KDC_ERR_TGT_REVOKED” error message during a domain controller shutdown.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent GPU load balancing across remote desktop from working as intended.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents instantiation of Microsoft RDP Client Control, version 11 and later, within a Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) dialog.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a Microsoft OneDrive file to lose focus after renaming it and pressing the Enter key.
  • Addresses an issue that causes News and the Interests panel to appear when you don’t click, tap, or hover over it.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUp event to an application when using the Korean IME.
  • Addresses an issue that may occur when using netdom.exe or the Active Directory Domains and Trusts snap-in to list or modify directive name suffixes. These actions may fail. The error message is “Insufficient system resources to complete the requested service.” This issue occurs after you install the January 2022 security update on the Primary Domain Controller Emulator (PDCe).
  • Addresses an issue that displays the wrong IME mode indicator when the line mitigation policy is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the root domain PDC to generate warning and error events in the system log. This problem occurs when the PDC incorrectly tries to examine only outbound trust relationships.
  • Addresses an issue that affects a multichannel Server Message Block (SMB) connection and may result in a 13A or C2 error.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs when mapping a network drive to a Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) share. After restarting the operating system, you cannot access this network drive.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Virtual Computer Object (VCO) password settings to fail on a distributed network name resource.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a pool to be destroyed when the client-side cache cleanup (CSC) method fails to delete a created resource.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the server to shut down because the nonpaged pool grows and uses all memory. After the restart, the same problem occurs again when trying to fix the corruption.
  • Reduces the burden of resource contention in IOPS scenarios that have many competing threads in a single file.

If you’d like to install the update preview KB5011831, you can get it by searching for optional updates via Windows Update, or downloading them directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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