Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022 updates (March 8, 2022)

Windows[German]On March 8 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft also released a cumulative update for Windows 11, which will be released on October 5, 2021. The update is supposed to fix various problems. In addition, Windows Server 2022 received an update. Here are some details about these updates.


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A list of the Windows 11 updates can be found on this Microsoft website. I have pulled out the details below.

Update KB5011493 for Windows 11

Cumulative update KB5011493 raises the OS build on Windows 11 to 22000.556 and includes quality improvements and security patches, but no new OS features. It fixes the reset bug described in the articles Microsoft confirms wipe issue on resetting Windows 10/11 (20H2 – 21H2) and Windows 10/11 (21H2): Wipe does not delete user data.

Addresses a known issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a Windows device and its apps have folders that contain reparse data, such as Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business. When you select Remove everything, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive might not be deleted. Some devices might take up to seven (7) days after you install this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter.

Microsoft notes that this update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack (is responsible for Microsoft updates). This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS and WUfB. Microsoft is not aware of any issues with the update. Further details can be found in the KB article.

Windows Server 2022

According to this Microsoft page, cumulative update KB5011497 (Windows Server 2022) has been released for Windows Server 2022, raising the OS build to 20348.587. Regarding the fixes this update contains, Microsoft says:

This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.

Microsoft notes that this update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack (is responsible for Microsoft updates). This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS and WUfB. However, the update causes various problems, which are listed in the support article.

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