Windows 11 KB5022360 is now available with New Features

Microsoft releases new preview update KB5022360 for Windows 11, version 22h2. This update is optional in nature and you may skip downloading and installing this update on your Windows PC. In this post, we will look into the bug fixes available with this update, known issues on it, and the direct download links to upgrade to Build 22621.1194.

Windows 11 KB5022360 is now available with New Features

KB5022303 and KB5022287 Windows 11 Security Update

What’s new on Windows 11 KB5022360?

This is basically a preview update for Windows 11, version 22h2 users and it brings quality fixes and improvements. With this update, you will notice a new experience for .NET Framework updates (preview). When you upgrade to this optional update, all optional .NET Framework updates will appear under the below address.

Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates

Do note that this applies only to the updates that are optional in nature. The regular monthly security updates will still appear under the Windows Update page. Since this update is optional in nature, you may even skip this update. The next month’s Tuesday patch will bring back this feature and enable this functionality on your computer.

Direct Download Links to Windows 11 KB5022360

As usual, you may download KB5022360 directly by visiting the Windows Update section. In case you have disabled auto-updates on your Windows 11, version 22h2, you may use the below direct links –

Alternatively, you may also download this update manually by visiting Microsoft Update Catalog. Make sure to click on the Download button to an update matching your system architecture. The file downloaded will be in “.msu” file format and all you need is to double-click on the setup file to begin the update installation.

Windows 11 KB5022360 Changelog

Microsoft has addressed several bug fixes with this cumulative update in addition to providing newer features for your device. The complete list of bug fixes is as follows –

  • Resolves a key issue that affects searchindexer.exe. This was known to stop you from signing in or signing out on your Windows 11 PC.
  • Fixes a known issue that affects cohost.exe, which simply stops responding.
  • Resolves a key issue that affects the Resilient File System (ReFS) MSba tag. After you update to this cumulative update, rest assured of no nonpaged pool leak on your Windows PC. This even fixes the high nonpaged pool usage which depleted system memory.
  • Earlier updates invoke an issue affecting FindWindow() or FindWindowEx() on Windows 11 22h2. When you use either of the following, they result in the wrong window handle. This update resolves the reasons causing this issue.
  • Works and resolves an issue affecting certain systems that have firmware Trusted Platform Modules (TPM). You may now use AutoPilot to set up those systems.
  • Previously, there was an issue appearing on Windows 11 affecting the Domain Name System (DNS) suffix search list. When you configure the DNS, this results in a missing parent domain. KB5022360 resolves this bug as well.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects mstsc.exe. When this occurs, it stops responding while connecting to a RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.
  • Users may now process Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests without worrying about Windows Server 2022 domain controllers failing to respond.

Other Bug Fixes and improvements

  • Addresses a key issue that affects a Group Policy for Expanded Toasts.
  • Works on a key issue affecting devices that are subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection Export Address Filtering (EAF). These include Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader.
  • You may now use Microsoft Edge WebView2 to display content without getting into some error messages. This includes using applications Microsoft Office and the Widgets app that use WebView2.
  • Modifies how you enable the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration in preparation for EU Data Boundary support.

Known Issues with this update

Issue#1: Using Provisioning packages on Windows 11, version 22h2 might not work as expected. If you do use such packages, Windows might only be partially configured. Several users reported not getting the Out-of-box-experience or Windows crashing unexpectedly.

Sol – To solve this issue from happening, you should provision the Windows device before even upgrading to version 22h2. As of now, Microsoft is looking into this bug and might provide a resolution in the near future.

Issue#2: Users reported facing a longer time when copying large multiple Gigabyte files on their Windows 11, 22h2 PC. Though it does affect moving local files as well, it mostly occurs when you are copying files from a network share via Server Message Block (SMB).

Sol – One may address this issue by simply utilizing tools that do not use cache manager (buffered I/O). For example, you may use either Robocopy or Xcopy to perform the copying task. Here’s how to use these command-line tools –

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