Microsoft has made a new flight to the Beta and Release Preview channels for Windows 11. If you are subscribed to these channels, you can install KB5011563 through Windows Update and upgrade your operating system’s build to 22000.588.
This update introduces only one new feature but brings along a lot of fixes for the OS. before you begin to install the update using the given guide at the end of this post, read through what’s new in this update.
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What’s New in KB5011563
Up to 3 High Priority Toast Notifications
After installing this update, you can now see up to 3 high-priority notifications in the Notification Center simultaneously. This feature has been introduced for the applications that prompt notifications for your calls, reminders, and alarms, so you do not miss out on anything.
A total of 4 notifications can be displayed at a time, which includes 3 high-priority notifications and 1 normal-priority notification.
Other Improvements and Fixes
The list below details other fixes and improvements made to the OS with this flight:
- An issue that turns off auto-startup for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps after you upgrade the OS has been fixed.
- An issue that causes SystemSettings.exe to stop working has been fixed.
- An issue that affects searchindexer.exe and prevents Microsoft Outlook’s offline search from returning recent emails has been addressed.
- An issue that increases the startup time for Windows has been taken care of.
- A memory leak in the wmipicmp.dll module that causes a lot of false alarms in the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) datacenter monitoring system has been addressed.
- An issue that incorrectly returns the Execution Policy settings from the registry has been addressed.
- An issue in which modern browsers fail to correctly render HTML that is generated by gpresult/h hs been fixed.
- An issue that causes an “Access denied” exception for a file during a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
- An issue that causes the Remote Desktop Service (RDS) server to become unstable when the number of signed in users exceeds 100 has been addressed.
- An issue that returns an error message when you browse for a domain or Organizational Unit (OU) has been fixed.
- An issue that causes the Group Policy Management Console to stop working after you close it has been addressed.
- An issue that might cause the Group Policy Service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy Registry Preferences has been addressed.
- A stop error (0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) in the DirectX kernel component has been fixed.
- An issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the Key Distribution Center (KDC) Proxy has been fixed.
- Support has been added for Microsoft Account (MSA) Pass-through scenarios in Azure Active Directory (AAD) Web Account Manager (WAM).
- An issue that logs Event ID 37 during certain password change scenarios, including failover Cluster Name Object (CNO) or Virtual Computer Object (VCO) password changes has been fixed.
- An issue that prevents the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from correctly showing the application that is requesting elevated privileges has been fixed.
- An issue that might cause a Microsoft OneDrive file to lose focus after you rename it and press the Enter key has been addressed.
- The corresponding Settings page when you search for the word widgets has been returned.
- An issue that prevents Event 4739 from displaying the new values of certain attributes after a policy change has been fixed.
- An issue that causes the Move-ADObject command to fail when you move computer accounts across domains has been addressed.
- An issue that prevents you from accessing Server Message Block (SMB) shares using an IP Address when SMB hardening is enabled has been fixed.
- An issue that causes stop error 0x1E in the SMB Server (srv2.sys) has been addressed.
- An issue that causes a mismatch between NetBIOS and DNS Active Directory domain names when you create a cluster has been taken care of.
Some of these fixes can also be observed in KB5011543 for Windows 10 which was released just a day earlier.
With these fixes, there are currently no known issues published by Microsoft for this flight.
How to Install KB5011563
To install this update, you already need to be running Windows 11 and subscribed to the Beta or Release Preview channel. If you have enabled Windows Updates, you will automatically get a “New features are ready to install” prompt.
If you want to install Windows 11, you can follow this guide here.
Follow the steps below to upgrade to this build:
- Navigate to the Settings app and then click Windows Update on the left.
- Here, click Check for update on the right side of the window.
- The app will then scan for pending updates. When scanned, you will see nthe following being download:
2022-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5011563)
When the download completes, click Install now.
- When installed, click Restart now to finalize the installation.
Once the computer reboots, you can check that it has been updated to build 19044.1618 by typing in winver in Run.
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