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Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« on: July 16, 2021, 12:55:15 AM »
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1147 (21H2)

Note:  This Build is ONLY going to Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11.  In addition, the build is going to those Insiders via the “seeker” experience in Windows Update. This means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install 21H2.  After updating to Windows 10, version 21H2, new 21H2 updates will be received automatically through Windows Update.

Improvements:
  • We fixed an issue with searchindexer. After you sign out, searchindexer continues to hold handles to the per user search database in the profile path, “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\\”. As a result, searchindexer stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents gaming services from opening certain games for desktop users.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from entering text using the Input Method Editor (IME). This might occur, for example, after startup if you have set the power options to shut down a laptop by closing its lid.
  • We changed the functionality for uploading new activity into Timeline. If you sync your activity history across your devices using your Microsoft account (MSA), you cannot upload new activity into the Timeline. You can still use Timeline and see your activity history (information about recent apps, websites, and files) on your local device. This does not affect Azure Active Directory (AAD) accounts. To view web history, Microsoft Edge and other browsers provide the option to view recent web activities. You can also view recently used files using Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the File Explorer window to lose focus when you are mapping a network drive.
  • We fixed an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after reaching 99% completion when you are deleting many files on a mapped network drive.
  • We fixed a timing issue in the Group Policy Registry Telemetry that causes Group Policy extension processing to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that repeatedly rebuilds the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) filters. This issue occurs when a device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) service and “MDMWinsOverGP” is set.
  • We fixed an issue with an MDM service that fails to correctly apply certain junk mail rules.
  • We fixed an issue that always reports the update build revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device during enrollment to an MDM service.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the enrollment of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificate to fail with the error, “0x80090027 NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER”. This issue occurs when the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provider (the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider) stores the key.
  • We fixed an issue with auditing events 4624 and 5142 that display the wrong event template when Dutch is the display language.
  • We fixed an issue that causes System Integrity to leak memory.
  • We fixed an issue that plays the sound for selecting something in a game loudly when you press the trigger button on a game controller.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents power plans and Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates and reduced performance while gaming.
  • We fixed an issue in which “Network Internal Access” appears on the taskbar network icon on systems that access the internet from certain domains.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) fails to detect internet connectivity after you connect to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • We fixed an issue that causes printing to stop or prints the wrong output. This issue occurs when you print using a USB connection after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
  • We fixed a rare issue that might degrade performance in applications that call Gdiplus.dll!GdipMeasureString in a tight loop with a new font on each call. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates released on and after February 2021.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly routes some audio channels when streaming using certain fixed channel layouts.
  • We fixed an issue that always displays devices that RemoteFX USB redirects as “Remote Desktop Generic USB Device” instead of the actual device name.
  • We fixed an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
  • We fixed a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing a network drive that maps to a Distributed File System (DFS) root after you sign out.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from reconnecting to mapped network drives after you sign in and displays an access denied error. This issue occurs if you use the net use /deep option to create multiple drive mappings to different paths on the same encrypted file share.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents access to files on a Server Message Block (SMB) share when you enable Access Enabled Enumeration (ABE).
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the Windows Server service from starting if SrvComment is greater than 128 characters.
  • We fixed an issue in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share. This issue occurs if you rename the file using File Explorer but does not occur if you rename the file using command line.
  • We fixed an issue with an unhandled Open File dialog critical exception. As a result, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) applications might close unexpectedly.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Storage Sense page in Settings might incorrectly report the size of some storage devices that use the GUID Partition Table (GPT). The affected devices will incorrectly report in Storage Sense that the size is twice as large as the size reported in File Explorer. Note: This issue does not affect storage devices that use a master boot record (MBR).


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Re: Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 12:16:48 PM »
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1149 (21H2)

Note:  This update will apply to Windows Insiders in Release Preview already on Windows 10, version 21H2 (Build 19044.1147) and Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. For those Insiders already on Windows 10, version 21H2, this update will come through automatically via Windows Update. For Insiders not yet on 21H2, if this update is available for you, it will be offered via the “seeker” experience which means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 21H2.

This update includes the following change in addition to all the improvements listed as part of Build 19044.1147:
  • We added a new policy that creates generic strings and removes branding-specific terms, such as “Windows” or “PC”, for IoT Enterprise editions. For example, we changed “computer” to “device”. Instead of “Getting Windows ready,” we changed that to “Getting things ready” and so on. These generic strings are displayed on a user’s screen when an update is in progress.


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Re: Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 06:17:06 PM »
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (21H2)

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This update will be offered automatically for Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel. For Insiders not yet on Windows 10, version 21H2 – this update is offered via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update and ONLY to Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. This means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 21H2.

The update includes the new features as mentioned in John Cable’s blog post for Windows 10, version 21H2 last month.


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Re: Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 08:55:06 PM »
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1202 (21H2)

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This update will be offered automatically for Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel. For Insiders not yet on Windows 10, version 21H2 – this update is offered via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update and ONLY to Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. This means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 21H2.

This update includes the following change in addition to all the improvements listed as part of Build 19044.1200:

  • We fixed an issue that causes the Windows Update settings page to stop responding after you download an optional update.


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Re: Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 09:13:56 PM »
Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1263 (21H2) to Release Preview Channel

Again, this update is only offered to Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, Version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel or via "seeker" as explained above.

Fixes:
  • We fixed an issue that changes the device’s current UI language. This occurs during an unattended out-of-box experience (OOBE) language pack installation scenario on a desktop.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the system time to be incorrect by one hour after a daylight saving time (DST) change.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the Server Manager application to disappear after you use it to remove Hyper-V features on Windows Server 2022.
  • We fixed an issue with parsing time formats in event logs. This issue occurs when you exclude milliseconds.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the DnsCache service to increase the CPU usage to 100% utilization. As a result, the device stops responding.
  • We provided administrators the option to reset the zoom to the default for HTML dialogs in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • We fixed an issue that stops calls to the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) minidriver for Windows Portable Devices (WPD) devices that you access using WIAMgr.
  • We fixed an issue that causes applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, to suddenly stop responding during normal use. This occurs if the application created and removed UI elements on a background thread that is no longer receiving messages.
  • We fixed an issue with the Microsoft Outlook Add-in that prevents you from providing input after you select Reply.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to keep the NumLock state after a Fast Startup restart.
  • We fixed an issue with sharing a screen using Microsoft Teams. Protected content, such as a digital rights management (DRM) email, appears black for the presenter, but appears transparent for everyone else.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent drawing on the screen using Windows Context::UpdateRgnFromRects from working.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause distortion in the audio that Cortana and other voice assistants capture.
  • We removed the limitation of 25 maximum Traffic Selectors in the Windows native Internet Key Exchange (IKE) client and server.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to display the smart card PIN dialog when you are connected to a virtual private network (VPN). This issue occurs after upgrading to Windows 10, version 2004.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a memory leak in lsass.exe when the pTokenPrivileges buffer is not released.
  • We fixed an issue with a non-paged pool (NPP) leak from the UxSF pool tag. This leak occurs when lsass.exe stops processing asynchronous Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) calls.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the xhunter1.sys driver from loading. As a result, some games cannot run when you enable Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI).
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to stop working if you deploy a Code Integrity policy without user mode rules.
  • We improved the performance of MsSense.exe in environments with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) applications that require high amounts of bandwidth.
  • We fixed an input method editor (IME) mode instability in the RemoteApp scenario. You must install this update on the Remote Desktop server and Remote Desktop client.
  • We fixed an issue that causes blurry News and interests icons when you use certain screen resolutions.
  • We fixed a paged pool memory leak of the registry keys for the Virtual Desktop ID that occurs in explorer.exe.
  • We fixed an issue that causes LogonUI.exe to stop working because Direct Manipulation fails to start.
  • We fixed an issue that causes News and interests to appear in the context menu even when you have disabled it on a device.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the configuration for multiple artifact DB support across datacenters to fail for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) artifacts.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the LsaLookupSids() function to fail. This occurs when there are security identifiers (SID) for users that no longer exist in a group that contains cross-domain trusted users.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to apply the post_logout_redirect_uri= parameter when you use an External Claims Provider.
  • We fixed an issue with a deadlock in the WebDav redirector that occurs when it attempts to read a file from the local TfsStore. As a result, the system stops responding.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a stop error after a restart.
  • We fixed an issue with Enterprise Mode Site List redirection from Internet Explorer 11 to Microsoft Edge. In certain circumstances, the redirection opens a site in multiple tabs in Microsoft Edge.
  • We removed a hyperlink that might cause the Input app to stop working when you first enter fuzzy pinyin content.
  • We fixed an activation issue for the Input application.
  • We fixed an issue that causes apps to lose focus when the taskbar is not at the bottom of the screen.
  • We fixed an issue that always reports the update build revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device during enrollment to mobile device management (MDM) service.
  • We fixed an issue with PropertyGet in JScript9.dll.
  • We implemented a Group Policy for the registry key below:
    • Key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint
    • Value: RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators


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Re: Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Channel (21H2)
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 10:41:54 PM »
Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1319 (21H2) to Release Preview Channel

Again, this update is only offered to Windows Insiders already on Windows 10, Version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel or via "seeker" as explained above.

Fixes:
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing the pre-provisioning page during the out-of-box experience (OOBE). This issue occurs when the credentials page for signing in to Azure Active Directory appears, and you press the Windows key five times.
  • We added a feature that facilitates certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • We fixed an issue with Assigned Access kiosks that are configured with Microsoft Edge as a kiosk application. These kiosks might sometimes fail to restart Microsoft Edge if users close the browser window.
  • We fixed an issue in which the use of App-V intermittently causes black screens to appear when signing in on the credentials page.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent subtitles from displaying for certain video apps and streaming video sites.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Windows 10 virtual private network (VPN) users from connecting to Windows Server 2019 Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) servers.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Software-Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when you configure the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) VPN bandwidth limitation.
  • We fixed a Primary Refresh Token (PRT) update issue that occurs when VPN users sign in using Windows Hello for Business when the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for online resources that are configured for user sign-in frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to go into BitLocker recovery after a servicing update.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
  • We fixed an issue in Code Integrity that might cause a memory leak.
  • We enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • We fixed an issue in the OOBE that might cause Windows AutoPilot provisioning to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Kana input mode users from inserting a question mark (?) using the Shift-0 key combination.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes causes the lock screen to appear black if you enable slideshow.
  • We fixed a reliability issue with LogonUI.exe, which affects the rendering of the network status text on the credentials screen.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Server Message Block (SMB) Query Directory Requests to fail when the buffer size is large.
  • We fixed a memory leak issue in lsass.exe on domain controllers in the forest root domain that occurs when you have multiple forests and multiple domains in each forest. The SID-Name mapping functions leak memory when a request comes from another domain in the forest and crosses forest boundaries.
  • We fixed an issue with the virtual machine (VM) Load Balancing feature, which ignores a site’s fault domain.


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