Windows 10 build 19044.1620 released with a new feature
We’re halfway through Patch Tuesdays, which means it’s time for ‘C’ and ‘D’ week updates for Windows 10 and 11. Today Windows 10 gets its update. optional day and, as usual, it is available for versions 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2. Interestingly, this one actually comes with a new feature, a rarity in cumulative updates, especially with Windows 10 when all the focus is on Windows 11.
The update, in particular, is KB5011543, and it brings the build number to 19042.1620, 19043.1620, or 19044.1620, depending on whether you’re using Windows 10 version 20H2, 21H1, or 21H2, respectively. The new feature is called Search Highlights (previously announced for Insiders), and it’s yet another overhaul to the search experience.
Here’s how search highlights will work. If you are a regular consumer, it will show you things like holidays, birthdays, and other important things that can be regional or global. For enterprise customers, you’ll see highlights of your Microsoft 365 business account, based on Microsoft Search.
You can manually download the update hereand here are the rest of the highlights:
- Updates an issue that prevents Android device users from signing in to certain Microsoft apps, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams.
Updates an issue that causes the Back credential window button, where you log in, to become invisible in high contrast dark mode.
Here is the full list of changes:
- New! Presentation of research highlightsSearch highlights will showcase notable and interesting moments of what’s special about each day, such as holidays, birthdays, and other educational moments in time, both around the world and in your area. To see more details at a glance, hover, click or tap the illustration in the search box.
Search Highlights will be rolling out to Windows 10 customers over the next few weeks. We take a gradual and measured approach. Wide availability will take place in the coming months. For more information, see Group Setup: Search Highlights in Windows.
- New! Provides the ability to change the toast button color to more easily identify success and critical scenarios for apps that send notifications using Windows Notifications in the OS. This feature also makes notifications visually more compact.
- New! Adds a new policy that expands a default app’s top three notifications in the Action Center for apps that send notifications using Windows Notifications in the operating system. This feature displays multiple notifications that you can interact with simultaneously.
- Fixes an issue that causes search indexer.EXE to stop responding during an unmount operation in the Remote Desktop configuration environment.
- Fixes an issue that affects search indexer.EXE and prevents Microsoft Outlook offline search from returning recent emails.
- Fixed an issue that could disable Windows when changing the National Language Support (NLS) version from 6.3 to 6.2.
- Addresses an issue in which modern browsers fail to correctly render HTML generated by result/h.
- Addresses an issue that causes an “Access Denied” exception for a file during a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
- Addresses an issue that may cause the Group Policy service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy registry preferences.
- Addressed issue that may prevent a DNS server query resolution policy from working as expected when you specify fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and subnet conditions.
- Fixes a heap leak in PacRequestorEnforcement which degrades the performance of a domain controller.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Key Distribution Center (KDC) proxy. The KDC proxy cannot correctly obtain Kerberos tickets to connect to Key Trust Windows Hello for Business.
- Adds support for Microsoft Account Transfer (MSA) scenarios in Azure Active Directory (AAD) Web Account Manager (WAM).
- Addresses an issue that logs Event ID 37 during certain password change scenarios, including Failover Cluster Name Object (CNO) or Failover Cluster Name Object (CNO) password changes. virtual computer (VCO).
- Addressed issue that could unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector when using the Silent BitLocker enable policy.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from correctly displaying the application that is requesting elevated privileges.
- Fixes an issue that causes the Move-ADObject the command fails when you move computer accounts between domains. The error message is “Multiple values were specified for an attribute that can only have one value”.
- Addresses an issue that prevents event 4739 from displaying new values for some attributes after a policy change.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Android device users from signing in to certain Microsoft apps, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams. This issue occurs after replacing token signing and decrypting certificates, resetting a user’s password, or when an administrator has revoked refresh tokens.
- Addressed issue that could cause domain join to fail in environments using disjoint DNS hostnames.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the Back credential window button, where you log in, to be visible in high contrast dark mode.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from accessing Server Message Block (SMB) shares using an IP address when SMB hardening is enabled.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) values for SMB have not been updated for newer platforms.
- Addresses an issue that causes Stop Error 0x1E in SMB Server (srv2.sys).
- Addresses an issue that causes a mismatch between NetBIOS and Active Directory DNS domain names when you create a cluster.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the Network File System (NFS) redirector from working (error 0x50) when you convert a text file to PDF.
- Addresses a known issue that may cause some devices to receive blue screen error messages when those devices are paired with Bluetooth devices. This problem occurs when some configuration service provider (CSP) are in place and affect the A2dp Bluetooth profile.
As usual, this is an optional update. This means you can choose to install it through Windows Update, or you can skip it. If you choose to skip it, all of these changes will roll out in the next Patch Tuesday update, and it will be mandatory. Microsoft says Search Highlights will roll out in the coming weeks.