Microsoft has now released Windows 11 November update, KB5019961 with Build 22000.1219 to everyone running version 21H2. The new update brings improved Windows search and Task Manager additions to the taskbar menu in new features.
Coming to details now, the new update brings improvements to Windows search results and performance. KB5019961 also adds Task Manager to the taskbar right-click context menu. You can download and install the update manually by clicking the download link below if necessary. See the full changelog provided by Microsoft for version 22H2 update KB5019961 (build 22000.1219) below.
This non-security update includes quality improvements. When installing this KB:
- New! It adds improvements to Windows search results and performance.
- New! It adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click on the taskbar. This feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks.
- It addresses an issue affecting Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening. It automatically raises the authentication level of all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY. This happens if the authentication level is below packet integrity.
- It resolves a DCOM issue affecting the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe). It raises the authentication level to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY instead of RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CONNECT if RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE is specified.
- It addresses an issue affecting the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector. It cannot retrieve a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user. The error message is: “The handle specified is invalid (0x80090301).”
- It fixes an issue affecting the scheduled Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) tasks on devices that have specific processors.
- It fixes an issue affecting certificate mapping. When it fails, lsass.exe can stop working in schannel.dll.
- It fixes an issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding and then fail.
- It fixes an issue that affects a task you plan to run every two (or more) weeks. It runs every week instead.
- It fixes an issue affecting Microsoft Direct3D 9 games. Graphics hardware will stop working if the hardware does not have a built-in Direct3D 9 driver.
- It fixes an issue affecting the writing of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is incorrect.
- It fixes graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms.
- It fixes an issue affecting Microsoft Edge when in IE mode. Popup and tab titles are incorrect.
- It fixes an issue affecting Microsoft Edge IE mode. It stops you from opening web pages. This happens when you enable Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and you do not configure network isolation policies.
- It addresses an issue affecting input method editors (IME) from Microsoft and third parties. They stop working when you close the IME window. This happens if the IME uses the Windows Text Services Framework (TSF) 1.0.
- It fixes an issue affecting the lasso tool in a graphics editor.
- It fixes an issue affecting a universal printer. You cannot reinstall it after you remove it.
- It fixes an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. Because of this, the original print queue stops working.
- It fixes an issue affecting some drivers. They use more power when playing hardware-protected Digital Rights Management (DRM) content.
- It addresses an issue affecting driver installation on certain hardware. You cannot see the installation progress display.
- It fixes an issue affecting the Clipchamp application that is in the Windows 11 SE edition. Clipchamp won’t run.
- It fixes an issue affecting .msi files. Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) will ignore them when you disable script enforcement.
- It addresses an issue affecting a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) remote desktop scenario. The session may be using the wrong time zone.
- It addresses an issue affecting File Explorer on a Remote Desktop (RD) session host. File Explorer stops working. This happens when a non-Windows client connects to a Windows 11 RD session host and you enable the time zone redirection policy.
- It fixes an issue affecting the BS_PUSHLIKE button style. Buttons that have this style are difficult to identify against a dark background.
- It fixes an issue where the credential UI is not displayed in IE mode when using Microsoft Edge.
- It fixes an issue affecting Dual SIM calls. If you choose not SIM on the phone and start a call on the device, the dual SIM function does not work.
- It fixes an issue affecting Server Manager. It may reset the wrong disk when multiple disks have the same UniqueId. For more information, see KB5018898.
- It updates the Windows kernel’s vulnerable driver block list that is in the DriverSiPolicy.p7b file. This update also ensures that the block list is the same for Windows 10 and Windows 11. For more information, see KB5020779.
- It makes Microsoft compliant with US Government (USG) version 6 revision 1 (USGv6-r1).
- It stops the start of daylight savings time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. Jordan’s time zone will permanently shift to the UTC + 3 time zone.
If you installed previous updates, only the new updates in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
You can download and manually install Windows 11 update KB5019961 by clicking here. If you need help understanding how to manually install these updates on your PC, check out our noob-friendly step-by-step guide.