Windows 11 21H2: Preview-Update KB5029332 (August 22, 2023)

Windows[German]Microsoft has released optional cumulative (preview) update KB5029332 for Windows 11 version 21H2 on August 22, 2023. The preview update brings a number of bug fixes for people who are still on version 21H2 (which, after all, drops out of support in October 2023). Below I give an overview regarding these updates for Windows 11.It should be noted that this update is a so-called preview or preview update. This is optional and by default must be manually triggered to download and install. The update contains the fixes that will be rolled out in the security update for the following month (so by August 2023 patchday at the latest, all Windows 1 21H2 users will get this update). The list of updates for Windows 11 can be viewed on this Microsoft page.


Preview Update KB5029332 for Windows 11 21H2

The preview update KB5029332 has been released for Windows 11 version 21H2. The update raises the OS build to 22000.2360 and provides a fixes for this Windows version. Here is an overview of the highlights that the update brings:

  • New! This update improves how Windows detects your location. This helps to give you better weather, news, and traffic information.
  • This update supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Israel.

Below is the complete list of fixes that this update ships.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Group Policy Service. It will not wait for 30 seconds, which is the default wait time, for the network to be available. Because of this, policies are not correctly processed.
  • This update adds a new API for D3D12 Independent Devices. You can use it to create multiple D3D12 devices on the same adapter. To learn more, see D3D12 Independent Devices.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a WS_EX_LAYERED window. The window might render with the wrong dimensions or at the wrong position. This occurs when you scale the display screen.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects print jobs that are sent to a virtual print queue. They fail without an error.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes high CPU use. This occurs when you enable the "fBlockNonDomain policy."
  • This update addresses an issue that affects disk partitions. The system might stop working. This occurs after you delete a disk partition and add the space from the deleted partition to an existing BitLocker partition.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP). The Windows LAPS "BackupDirectory" policy setting was not being reported. This occurs when the setting is set to 1, which is "Back up to AAD."
  • The update addresses an issue that affects those who use Windows Update for Business. After you are asked to change your password at sign in, the change operation fails. Then you cannot sign in. The error code is 0xc000006d.

This list of new features and fixes will be integrated in the security update for the following month. The preview update is optional and is only offered when the user explicitly selects optional updates for installation in the settings page. The update is offered via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is included to fix various issues. Further details, e.g. about the installation requirements, can be found in the support article in case of doubt. The possibly known problems are also listed there.

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