Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.917 (KB5016691) Released With Remote Language Control And Defender Enhancements

If you are one of the Insiders on the Windows 11 Release Preview channels and have not yet…

Windows 11 Insider Update

If you are one of the Insiders on the Windows 11 Release Preview channels and have not yet updated to version 22H2, then you will probably see a new Windows update today. Microsoft has released KB5016691 on the Windows 11 original release, which means that if you are still on Windows 11 21H2 on the Release Preview channel, then you will see this update on the Windows Update Settings page.

The new features on this flight don’t exactly concern a regular Windows user, but IT administrators might be thrilled about it. Administrators can now add language and related features to other machines remotely. This update also includes a plethora of other improvements and fixes for the OS.

Let us continue to see what these improvements are and then continue to learn how to install this update.

New in KB5016691 (Windows 11 Build 22000.917)

Here is a list of all the enhancements and fixes in this release:

  • IT administrators can now remotely add languages and language-related features. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across several endpoint managers.
  • The file will now be compressed regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) Compression.
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been enhanced to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • An issue that causes ServerAssignedConfigurations to be null in a few full configuration scenarios has been fixed.
  • An issue that affects the automatic high dynamic range (Auto HDR) feature for cross-adapter resource scan-out (CASO)-capable GPU drivers has been addressed.
  • An issue that causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding when using IE mode has been fixed. This issue also prevented you from interacting with a dialog box. 
  • An issue that prevents virtualized App-V Microsoft Office applications from opening or causes them to stop working entirely has been fixed.
  • An issue that might cause the deployment of the Windows Hello for Business certificate to fail in certain circumstances after you reset a device is mitigated.
  • Multiple issues related to USB printing have been addressed, such as:
    • A printer malfunctions after you restart or reinstall it.
    • Being in the wrong mode after you switch from an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Class Driver to an independent hardware vendor (IHV) driver.
    • Experiencing bidirectional communication issues that prevent you from accessing device features.
  • An issue that affects the ProjectionManager.StartProjectingAsync API has been addressed.
  • An issue that degrades BitLocker performance has been addressed.
  • An issue that prevents Windows 11 SE from trusting some Microsoft Store applications has been fixed.
  • An issue that prevents HyperVisor Code Integrity from being enabled automatically on systems that have Arm64 processors has been addressed.
  • An issue that stops non-Windows devices from authenticating has been mitigated.
  • An issue that causes the Resultant Set of Policy tool (Rsop.msc) to stop working when it processes 1,000 or more “File System” security settings has been fixed. 
  • An issue that causes the Take a Test app to remove all policies related to lockdown enforcement when you close the app has been fixed.
  • An issue that causes the Settings app to stop working on server Domain Controllers (DCs) when accessing the Privacy >> Activity history page has been fixed.
  • An issue that might cause certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after a progress bar adjustment has been fixed. This issue affects modern systems that support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) offload.
  • An issue that prevents devices from receiving an offer from Windows Update for the same extension driver when that extension driver is already installed without the base driver has been taken care of.
  • A race condition that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to stop working on Active Directory domain controllers has been mitigated.
  • An issue that affects a lookup for a nonexistent security ID (SID) from the local domain using a read-only domain controller (RODC) has been addressed. The lookup unexpectedly returned the STATUS_TRUSTED_DOMAIN_FAILURE error instead of STATUS_NONE_MAPPED or STATUS_SOME_MAPPED.
  • An issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens has been fixed. This issue affects devices that have installed Windows updates dated June 14, 2022, or later.

With these improvements, Microsoft did not disclose any known issues with the release. Let us now discuss how to install this update.

How to Install Windows 11 Build 22000.917 (KB5016691)

To install this update, you need to be running Windows 11 and subscribed to the Release Preview channel. If you have enabled Windows updates, you will automatically get a “New features are ready to install” prompt.

If not, follow these steps to install this update:

Note: Since this is an “original release” update, you need to make sure that you are on Windows 11 version 21H2, and not 22H2. If you have already upgraded to version 22H2 (Build 22621), then this update will not be available to you.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app and then click Windows Update on the left.

  2. Here, click Check for updates on the right side of the window.

    check for updates Windows 11
    Check for pending updates
  3. You will then see the following update automatically downloading and installing:

    2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5016691)
    
    Downloading
    Downloading

    If it is not downloading automatically, click the “Download now” or “Download and install” button beside it.

  4. Once the update is installed, click Restart Now to finalize the installation.

    Restart PC 2
    Restart PC

Once the computer restarts, you can verify that the OS has been updated by typing in winver in the Run Command box.

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KB5016691 successfully installed

Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Insider Preview Update

If you do not wish to keep the installed preview update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.

To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.

Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates

If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
dism cleanup
DISM cleanup

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