Microsoft releases optional cumulative update KB5005611 for Windows 10 with fixes for news and interest, more

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Optional Cumulative Update KB5005611 for Windows 10 users running versions 19041.1266, 19042.1266, and 19043.1266 (i.e., Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Windows 10 Update). ‘October 2020 and the May 2021 update).

The optional update allows administrators to test the update before it is fully deployed on Patch Tuesday.

Highlights of the update include:

  • Updates an issue that causes a one-hour system clock error after a daylight saving time change (DST).

  • Updates an issue that causes applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, to suddenly stop working during normal use.
  • Updates an issue with the Microsoft Outlook add-in that prevents you from typing a response.
  • Updates an issue that causes News and Interest icons to appear blurry when using certain screen resolutions.
  • Updates an issue that causes News and interests to appear when you right-click on the taskbar even if you have disabled this feature on your device.
  • Updates an issue that may be causing distortion in the sound recorded by Cortana and other voice assistants.
  • Updates an issue that prevents your device from working after you restart it.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from providing input to apps when the taskbar is not at the bottom of the screen.

The full changelog understand :

  • Addresses an issue that changes the current language of the device UI. This occurs during an installation scenario for the Unattended out-of-box experience (OOBE) language pack on a desktop computer.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the system time to be incorrect one hour after a Daylight Saving Time (DST) change.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Server Manager application to disappear after being used to remove Hyper-V functionality on Windows Server 2022.
  • Addresses an issue with parsing time formats in event logs. This problem occurs when you exclude milliseconds.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the DnsCache service to increase CPU usage to 100% utilization. Therefore, the device stops responding.
  • Provides administrators with the ability to reset zoom to the default for HTML dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Addresses an issue with the list of Enterprise Mode sites being redirected from Internet Explorer 11 to Microsoft Edge. Under certain circumstances, the redirect opens a site in multiple tabs in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixes an issue with PropertyGet in JScript9.dll.
  • Addresses an issue that stops calls to the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) minidriver for Windows Portable Devices (WPD) that you access using WIAMgr.
  • Addresses an issue that causes applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, to stop suddenly during normal use. This happens if the app created and deleted UI elements on a background thread that is no longer receiving messages.
  • Fixes an issue with the Microsoft Outlook add-in that prevents you from providing an entry after you select To respond.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to maintain the NumLock state after a fastboot restart.
  • Fixes a screen sharing issue using Microsoft Teams. Protected content, such as a digital rights management (DRM) email, appears black to the presenter, but appears transparent to everyone else.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent drawing on the screen using Windows Context :: UpdateRgnFromRects to work.
  • Addresses an issue that always reports Update Version Revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device when registering for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) service.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in audio captured by Cortana and other voice assistants.
  • Removes the limitation of 25 maximum traffic selectors in the native Windows Internet Key Exchange (IKE) client and server.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to display the smart card PIN dialog box when you are connected to a virtual private network (VPN). This issue occurs after upgrading to Windows 10, version 2004.
  • Fixes an issue that causes a memory leak in lsass.exe when the pTokenPrivileges buffer is not released.
  • Addresses an issue with a non-paged pool (NPP) leak from the UxSF pool tag. This leak occurs when lsass.exe Stops processing of asynchronous Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) calls.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the xhunter1.sys loading driver. Therefore, some games cannot run when you enable Hypervisor Protected Code Integrity (HVCI).
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows from functioning if you deploy a code integrity policy without user mode rules.
  • Improves the performance of MsSense.exe in environments with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) applications that require high amounts of bandwidth.
  • Resolves an instability of the Input Method Editor (IME) mode in the RemoteApp scenario. You must install this update on the Remote Desktop server and the Remote Desktop client.
  • Addresses an issue that causes News and Interest icons to appear blurry when using certain screen resolutions.
  • Resolves a registry key paged pool memory leak for Virtual Desktop ID that occurs in explorer.exe.
  • Removes a hyperlink that could prevent the Input app from working when you first enter blurry pinyin content.
  • Fixes an activation issue for the Input app.
  • Fixes an issue that causes LogonUI.exe stop working because direct manipulation does not start.
  • Fixes an issue that causes News and interests to appear in the pop-up menu even when you’ve turned it off on a device.
  • Addresses an issue that causes multiple database artifact support in data centers to fail to configure for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) artifacts.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the LsaLookupSids () function to fail. This occurs when there are security identifiers (SIDs) for users who no longer exist in a group that contains cross-domain trusted users.
  • Fixes an issue that fails to apply the post_logout_redirect_uri = parameter when using an external claims provider.
  • Addresses a deadlock issue in the WebDav redirector that occurs when it tries to read a file from the local TfsStore. Therefore, the system stops responding.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a Stop error after a restart.
  • Addresses an issue that causes apps to lose focus when the taskbar is not at the bottom of the screen.
  • Implements a Group Policy setting for the following registry value:

    Registry location: HKLM Software Policies Microsoft Windows NT Printers PointAndPrint

    Value name: RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators

    Value data: 1

    For more information, see KB5005010.

  • Adds the ability to configure period or period (.) Delimited IP addresses interchangeably with fully qualified host names in the following Group Policy settings:

It comes with the following Known issues:

Symptoms Workaround
Devices with Windows installations created from custom offline media or a custom ISO image may have Microsoft Edge Legacy removed by this update, but not automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. This issue only occurs when custom offline media or ISO images are created by embedding this update in the image without first installing the Standalone Servicing Stack (SSU) update released on March 29. 2021 or later.

To note Devices that connect directly to Windows Update to receive updates are not affected. This includes devices using Windows Update for Business. Any device connecting to Windows Update should always receive the latest versions of the SSU and the latest cumulative update (LCU) without any additional steps.

To avoid this issue, make sure to first integrate the SSU released on March 29, 2021 or later into the custom offline media or ISO image before integrating the LCU. To do this, with the combined SSU and LCU packages now in use for Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 2004, you will need to extract the SSU from the combined package. Use the following steps to extract the SSU using:
  1. Extract the cab from the msu via this command line (using the package for KB5000842 as an example): expand Windows10.0-KB5000842-x64.msu /
  2. Extract the cab SSU previously extracted via this command line: expand / f: *
  3. You will then have the SSU cabin, in this example named Drag this file into your offline image first, then into the LCU.

If you have already encountered this problem by installing the operating system using the affected custom media, you can mitigate it by directly installing the new Microsoft Edge. If you need to scale up the new Microsoft Edge for business, see Download and deploy Microsoft Edge for business

After installing the June 21, 2021 update (KB5003690), some devices may not install new updates, such as July 6, 2021 (KB5004945) or later updates. You will receive the error message “PSFX_E_MATCHING _BINARY_MISSING”. For more information and a workaround, see article KB5005322.

You can download KB5005611 from the Microsoft catalog here or download it through Windows Update by going to Settings > Update and security > Windows Update. In the Optional updates available zone, you will find the link to download and install the update.

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