Microsoft releases the first non-security update “KB5006746” for Windows 11 which will update the existing Build OS to 22000.282. With this cumulative update, they have reached almost every area and tried to bring quality improvements and fixes to different Windows components.

You can obtain this patch update through three channels – Windows Update, Update Catalog and WSUS. There are currently no issues reported in this Build update. Let's explore the main changes that came with this cumulative update –

KB5006746

KB5006746 Changelog

Below are major fixes and new features / improvements in KB5006746 Windows 11 OS Build 22000.282.

Common Fixes

  • Resolves an issue with PropertyGet in JScript9.dll.
  • There are no more memory leak issues when using nested classes in VBScript.
  • Fix PowerShell so that it cannot create an infinite number of child directories.
  • Fixes an issue that previously caused distortion in audio captured by voice assistants.
  • Improves handling of certain processors that can cause devices to stop responding.
  • Resolves an issue with NumLock turning off every time you perform a quick boot on your PC.
  • Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when you use the IME to enter certain characters.
  • Resolves an L3 cache issue affecting the performance of certain applications on PCs running on AMD Ryzen processors.
  • Fixes a threading issue that can cause Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service to stop working when under high load.
  • Several users complained that they were unable to forcibly turn off their devices because of an issue. This issue only arises when you update a group policy. The company resolved this issue with KB5006746.
  • Resolves an issue with Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode Site List redirection to Microsoft Edge. Users have complained about having redirect open in multiple Microsoft Edge tabs.
  • Resolves an issue with parsing time formats on events when milliseconds are excluded.
  • Resolves an anomaly that prevents you from writing to a WMI repository after a low memory condition occurs.
  • Administrators now have the option to reset zoom to default for HTML dialogs in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Resolves an issue that may cause delays in input from certain Bluetooth mice and keyboards.

Printer and printing fixes

  • Resolves a known issue that may prevent successful installation of printers using Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).
  • Work on a problem that restricts the Internet printing server to properly package the modified printer properties before sending the package to the client.
  • Adds the ability to configure IP addresses delimited by dot or dot (.) interchangeably with fully qualified host names in the following Group Policy settings:
  • Resolves a known issue preventing devices from downloading and installing printer drivers. This issue only occurred when devices tried to connect to a network printer for the first time. According to Microsoft, this issue only existed on devices that access printers using a print server that uses HTTP connections.

Bug Fixes

  • Works with a regression issue that was causing a 0x38 stop error on some machine configurations using non-ASCII text in the registry.
  • Fixes a race condition that causes a stop error during the early part of operating system startup.
  • Users can now enable BitLocker on a thin-provisioned virtual machine (VM). Previously this was causing an error – “A device connected to the system is not working” and the system records “STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL”.
  • Works with an issue where using App-V causes black screens to appear intermittently when entering the credentials page.
  • Fixes an issue with Adamsync.exe that affects the synchronization of large Active Directory subtrees.
  • Resolves a registry keys paged pool memory leak for the virtual desktop ID that occurs in explorer.exe.
  • Setting up a slideshow in Windows 11 previously resulted in a black screen. This bug is now fixed.

New features and improvements

  • Users can now install Server Manager on Windows 11 clients using Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). Previously, this was triggering an error that caused Server Manager applications to disappear after you used it to remove Hyper-V resources.
  • Updates the Mail app so that it now accepts entries in the address and subject boxes.
  • Burning features that were previously unavailable are now available on the Xbox Game Bar.
  • Updates the animations or visual design of the chat icon in the system tray (taskbar).
  • You can now implement a Group Policy setting for the following registry value –
    • Registry location: HKLM Software Policies Microsoft Windows NT Printers PointAndPrint
    • Value Name: RestrictDriverInstallationToAdministrators
    • Value data: 1
  • Improves the performance of MsSense.exe in environments with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) applications that require large amounts of bandwidth.
  • Makes small improvements to the default contrast theme colors in Windows 11. For example - now you can see a distinct color while hovering over the hyperlinks within the Desert theme.
  • No more “Your unsaved work will be lost” message, even if you are not logged in with a user account on your PC.
  • Improves accuracy of downtime estimates when estimates are at least two minutes or more.
  • Updates the font encoded in the PowerShell shortcut file so that it does not distort when opening it in Japanese, Chinese, or Korean language fonts.

Other fixes and improvements

  • Works with an issue that prompts for administrative credentials every time you try to print a document. This issue only existed on devices with different time zones for the print server and print client.
  • Resolves the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) issue where the host process suddenly stops working. This was due to an unhandled access violation with the Desired State (DSC) setting.
  • Works on an issue that causes file migration to fail between Distributed File System (DFS) paths stored on different volumes. This issue only occurred when you implemented the migration using PowerShell scripts that use the Move-Item command.
  • Resolves an issue with the UI for renaming files using the folder view in File Explorer. The UI fails to properly handle inline compositing using the new Japanese IME.
  • Resolves an issue that prevents the Start menu from opening after a video driver update.
  • Previously, moving certain application windows was extraordinarily slow when a File Explorer window was visible on the screen. Microsoft has also resolved this issue.
  • Resolves an issue causing the IME toolbar to appear even when the RemoteApp is closed.
  • Fixes IME mode instability in RemoteApp scenario. You must install this update on the Remote Desktop server and the Remote Desktop client.

While we've covered all of the major fixes and improvements above, the most common fixes from previous builds have been left behind. You can read the Release Note for the complete list of changes.

How to get this update KB5006746 Build

If you are on Windows 11 and have not blocked automatic updates, Windows update will automatically download and install this patch on your PC. After a successful installation, you will receive a message suggesting that you restart your computer. Do the same and you will be in the next build version, ie 22000.282.

If you have blocked the automatic download / installation of updates, you can also perform this task manually. All you need to do is visit the path below and click Check for updates.

Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates

The system will connect to Microsoft's servers next and see if there are any updates available for your device. If that doesn't work, download the latest non-security update standalone package for Windows 11.

How to install KB5006746 through the update catalog

Before manually installing this non-security patch, be sure to install the latest service stack update on your Windows 11 PC.

  • Visits to Microsoft Update Catalog website first.
  • In your search bar, type “KB5006746” and press the button Type key.
  • When a list of matching results appears in the view, choose the one that matches your system architecture.
  • Then click on the Download button on the far right of the chosen link.
  • Click on the top link and the download of the available patch will begin shortly thereafter.
  • Browse to the folder where you normally download or save the new files.
  • Once there, double click on the configuration file to start installing the recent patch.

Known issues in this cumulative update

Microsoft is not aware of any issues with this non-security update.

release note