Windows 10 KB5034122 Fixes Auto Shutdown With Smart Card Authentication

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Microsoft has rolled out KB5034122 for Windows 10 versions 22H2, and select editions of 21H2. This update does not introduce new features, but only security and other fixes. The fixes that have been addressed were critical for those using smart card authentication.

Installing this update upgrades the operating system build to 19044.3930 (21H2) and 19045.3930 (22H2).

In total, the Patch Tuesday updates address 53 security vulnerabilities, out of which only 1 is of critical importance, and Microsoft has also published 2 security advisories.

KB5034122 release summary

The table below gives a summary of the update and the updated OS builds:

Article KBOS VersionRelease DateUpdated OS Build
KB5034122Windows 10 22H29 January 202319045.3930
KB5034122Windows 10 21H29 January 202319045.3930
January 2024 Patch Tuesday Summary for Windows 10

What’s new in KB5034122

KB5034122 addresses the same 3 issues for both versions of the operating system, which are as follows:

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the ActiveX scroll bar. It does not work in IE mode.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes your device to shut down after 60 seconds. This occurs when you use a smart card to authenticate on a remote system.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the display of a smart card icon. The icon does not appear when you sign in. This occurs when there are multiple certificates on the smart card.

These issues have also been fixed for Windows 11 with KB5034123.

With these fixes, Microsoft has also disclosed a few known issues with this release.

Known issues

The following list of issues currently exist with this update:

  • Require Device Encryption 65000 error in BitLocker Configuration Service Provider (CSP)

    This issue might be a headache for the IT admins who may have installed KB5031455.

    If you have configured the FixedDrivesEncryptionType or the SystemDrivesEncryptionType policy to “Enabled” in the BitLocker CSP node in the Mobile Device Management (MDM), then the “Require Device Encryption” settings page on some devices may incorrectly show a “65000” error.

    Affected environments are those with the “Enforce drive encryption type on operating system drives” or “Enforce drive encryption on fixed drives” policies set to Enabled and selecting either “full encryption” or “used space only“. Microsoft Intune is affected by this issue but third-party MDMs might also be affected.

    Microsoft suggests setting the “Enforce drive encryption type on operating system drives” or “Enforce drive encryption on fixed drives” policies to “Not configured” to mitigate this issue temporarily, while they work on a permanent fix.

  • Icon alignment issues with Copilot

    When you open Windows Copilot, the desktop icons get randomly rearranged with no sorting order and spread across the screen. This issue only occurs with systems in a multimonitor setup. You can take solace in the fact that the icons are reverted to their original places when you close Copilot.

    At the moment, there is no workaround for this issue. However, Microsoft has disabled Copilot in Preview on devices that have been using a multi-monitor configuration.

  • Copilot will not work if the taskbar is positioned vertically

    If you have moved the taskbar to the left or the right side of the screen and is now in a vertical position, Copilot will be inaccessible.

    At the moment, the only workaround for this issue is moving the taskbar to a horizontal position, which is either at the top of the screen or the bottom.

To learn more about this update, refer to the KB5034122 Release Notes.

Download and install KB5034122

This update can be installed through Windows Update and standalone installers.

We have given the direct download links to the standalone installers below, using which you can install the update on your respective Windows 10 version, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.

Offline installers

Click on the links below to download the KB article for your Windows 10 version .

KB ArticleWindows VersionDownload
KB5034122Windows 10 22H2x64
x86
KB5034122Windows 10 21H2x64
x86
Download Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates for January 2024

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. You can also extract the CAB file from the MSU file and install it.

To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.

Windows Update

To install this update via Windows Update, you need to be running Windows 10 version 22H2 or 21H2 (with the supported edition). To check the version and edition of the operating system, run the “winver” command in the Run Command box.

If you have the right Windows version, go to Settings > Update & Security, and click “Check for updates.” KB5034122 will then begin downloading and installing. When finalized, click “Restart now“, and then check again whether the update has been successfully installed through the OS build number.

KB5034122 successfully installed
KB5034122 successfully installed

Windows 10 Patch Tuesday History

KB ArticleOS VersionsBuildRelease DateSignificant ChangesAnnouncement
KB503412222H2, 21H21904X.39309-Jan-24Fixes auto-shutdown issue after authenticating from smart cardMicrosoft Announcement of KB5034122
KB503337222H2, 21H21904X.380313-Dec-23Introduced Windows Copilot to Windows 10Microsoft Announcement of KB5033372
KB503218922H2, 21H21904X.369314-Nov-23Fixes update installation issues, touchscreen, and Outlook issues.Microsoft Announcement of KB5032189
KB503135622H2, 21H21904X.357010-Oct-23Improved search box experience, animations to certain icons, several fixes and security patchesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5031356
KB503021122H2, 21H21904X.344812-Sep-23Fixes smart card authentication for domain joining, improves location detection, expands the rollout of notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menuMicrosoft Announcement of KB5030211
KB502924422H2, 21H21904X.33248-Aug-23Addresses VPN issues, makes notifications more reliable, and addresses critical Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities.Microsoft Announcement of KB5029244
KB502816622H2, 21H21904X.320811-Jul-23Improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Printer Spooler, and others.Microsoft Announcement of KB5028166
KB502721522H2, 21H21904X.308613-Jun-23Ability to sync language and region settings, address issues with LSASS, and other security improvementsMicrosoft Announcement of KB5027215
KB502636122H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.29659-May-23The ability to sync language and region settings addresses issues with LSASS, other security improvementsMicrosoft Announcement of KB5026361
KB502522122H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.284611-Apr-23Ability to sync language and region settings addresses issues with LSASS, other security improvementsMicrosoft Announcement of KB5025221
KB502369622H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.272814-Mar-23Improved Windows Spotlight experience on the lock screen, fixed AD joining issue and othersMicrosoft Announcement of KB5023696
KB502283422H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.260414-Feb-23Fixes audio issues with IoT devicesMicrosoft Announcement of KB5022834
KB502228222H2, 21H2, 20H21904X.248610-Jan-23Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver connectivity issue resolvedMicrosoft Announcement of KB5022282
KB502123322H2, 21H2, 21H1, 20H21904X.236413-Dec-22-Search bar will now appear by default on the taskbar
-Cortana won’t be pinned in the taskbar by default
Microsoft Announcement of KB5021233
KB501995922H2, 21H2, 21H1, 20H21904X.22518-Nov-22Fixes to Microsoft Direct3D 9 and DCOMMicrosoft Announcement of KB5019959
Changelog for Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates
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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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