It’s once again time for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, when all supported versions of Windows receive security and reliability updates. This month, Windows 11 is being updated to build 22000.493, and if you were hoping this would be the day we get Android app support, it doesn’t look like it. Like most cumulative updates, this update focuses on general and security improvements.
In fact, none of the features Microsoft introduced last month seem to be included here, such as the new Widgets button. It is possible that these changes will be sent later and receive a separate notification.
The update is labeled KB5010386 and you can download it manually here. This is a cumulative update, which means it will include all the changes and fixes found in Windows 11 build 22000.469. It was an optional January update, but those changes have now been rolled into a mandatory update and include a new one. Your Microsoft account in the Settings app (in Account). There’s also a new HelpWith feature that uses Bing to show certain helpful suggestions in specific areas of the Settings app.
All the changes that Microsoft highlights in its changelog video – yes, that’s the video this time – were included in the previous update. That includes fixes for taskbar auto-hide, app icons showing on taskbar after apps are closed, icons not showing on secondary desktop, etc.
However, there is an issue that seems to be fixed only in Windows 11 build 22000.493 and one that is available in text form. Here’s what the fix does:
Addresses an issue that causes Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) modifiers to fail if the operation contains SamAccountName and UserAccountControl properties. The error message is, “Error: 0x20EF. Directory service encountered an unknown error “.
As usual, since this is a required update, it will install automatically sooner or later. If you install it manually, you will have more control over when it is installed, which you may like.