On 23/01/2024, Windows 10 22H2 has received a non-security update addressing the single-function printers installed as scanner, multiple bug fixes, and improvements. KB5034203 is the LCU that brings Windows 10 22H2 19045.3996. Rush to the Windows update and install the preview cumulative update (the first one of this year) to experience the improvements.
Full name of the LCU is “2024-01 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5034203)”. Let’s see what are new in this release:
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Windows 10 22H2 19045.3996 KB5034203 highlights, changes and improvements
Here is the changelog:
The LCU Highlights
- Non-security update KB5034203 addresses some single-function printers that might be installed as a scanner.
- This is a new feature. The forthcoming weeks will convey a richer weather experience to your lock screen showing dynamic, interactive weather updates. Hovering over the weather will reveal more information. On tapping or clicking on the weather card and signing in, Microsoft Edge will extend the entire forecast in MSN weather. All you need is to use Weather in Settings => Personalization => lock screen => Lock screen status. Furthermore, this new setting will be enabled by default if the Lock screen status is set to “None.” Lock screen status will be available when you lock your screen irrespective of which personalization option you select (Windows Spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).
Changes and Improvements
- The Redmonds has been working to ensure compliance with the Digital Markets Act aka DMA in the European Economic Area (EEA). Learn more by navigating to Previewing changes in Windows to comply with the Digital Markets Act in the European Economic Area. These modifications will gradually roll out to Windows 10, v22H2 PCs in the EEA to be compliant by March 6, 2024.
- KB5034203 addresses the Internet Explorer shortcut reappearing after using a policy to remove it.
- This LCU addresses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) caching problem that causes CurrentTimeZone to change to the wrong value.
- Windows 10 22H2 19045.3996 addresses XPath queries on FileHash and other binary fields that stops them from matching values in event records.
- This CU addresses a known issue that affects BitLocker data-only encryption. A mobile device management (MDM) service, for example, Microsoft Intune, might not get the right data. This happens when using the SystemDrivesEncryptionType or FixedDrivesEncryptionType policy settings in the BitLocker configuration service provider (CSP).
- This update addresses the Code Integrity Module (dll) that prevents your device from responding.
- KB5034203 LCU includes quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file, p7b which adds to the list of drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
- This rollout affects UEFI Secure Boot systems by adding a renewed signing certificate to the Secure Boot DB variable. You can now opt for this change.
- Windows 10 19045.3996 addresses an issue preventing you from reconnecting to an existing Remote Desktop session. Instead, you get a new one.
- This LCU addresses changing the keyboard language that fails to apply to RemoteApps in some scenarios.
- The CU addresses Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Post Authentication Actions (PAA) that occur at restart instead of at the end of the grace period.
- KB5034203 addresses an issue that affects Active Directory, as a result, Bind requests to IPv6 addresses fail when the requestor is not joined to a domain.
- This update addresses the LocalUsersAndGroups CSP that prevents processing group memberships if it cannot find a group.
- This update addresses an issue that affects deleted cloud files and as a result, when a cloud provider vetoes a deletion request, the files might still be removed.
- Windows 10 19045.3996 addresses MSIX applications that do not open, and, in some cases make the host unresponsive. This issue occurs when they use the MSIX App Attach with a CimFS image.
- This LCU addresses Group Policy Folder Redirection in a multi-forest deployment that stops you from choosing a group account from the target domain. Due to this, you cannot implement advanced folder redirection settings to that domain when the target domain has a one-way trust with the domain of the admin user. This problem involves all Enhanced Security Admin Environment (ESAE), Hardened Forests (HF), or Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
- Finally, KB5034203 changes a setting in Active Directory Users & Computers and this is the snap-in now uses a strong certificate mapping of X509IssuerSerialNumber by default. The Snap-in does not use the weak mapping of x509IssuerSubject.
The servicing Stack update to install this LCU is 19045.3989. Use EKB <a “href=”https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5015684-featured-update-to-windows-10-version-22h2-by-using-an-enablement-package-09d43632-f438-47b5-985e-d6fd704eee61″ data-bi-type=”anchor”>KB5015684 to update to Windows 10 22H2.
KB5034203 Known issues
|PCs using multi-monitor might encounter desktop icons moving suddenly between monitors or other icon alignment problems when trying to use Copilot.
|The reason is Copilot in Windows (in preview) might not be available on devices that have been used or are currently being used in a multi-monitor configuration.
Experts are working on a resolution and will push an update in the next releases.
|When the taskbar is positioned vertically on the right or left of the screen Copilot in Windows (in preview) is not at present supported.
|To come across Copilot in Windows, ensure your taskbar is located horizontally on the top or bottom of the screen.
The team is working on a resolution and will provide an update in a subsequent release.
How to download KB5034203 and install
Using Windows Update
- Navigate to Settings > Windows update and click on the “Check for updates” button.
- When downloading is completed, click “Restart now”.
- Go to the KB5034203 download link.
- Find the file compatible with your system architecture and click Download.
- Once a page appears, select the link showing there.
- Double-click the MSU file and click Yes on the confirmation dialog.