The optional KB5028254 update for Windows 11 22H2 will fix 27 bugs. Among other things, it addresses issues around VPN performance and audio and display devices.
The KB5028254 update is a non-mandatory update for Windows 11 22H2. It is a non-security preview release, allowing users to test the updates. They will eventually be part of August’s Patch Tuesday.
In total, the update involves 27 tweaks that fix known issues. Among them, the update helps fix an issue that prevents certain audio and display devices from being recognized when a system returns from sleep mode.
It also fixes a VPN issue that generates large-scale Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests to the network gateway. This occurs when a VPN connection runs over a wireless mesh network that uses an aggressive truncation protocol algorithm. This results in poor network performance.
Other issues addressed are for the Windows Notification Platform, for printing to a single printer from multiple queues, preventing widgets from being unexpectedly “unlinked,” the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist and Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
Microsoft does warn users that when running this update they may encounter a long-running bug. This bug causes the provisioning of Windows 11 22H2 systems to crash, causing devices to be only partially configured and unable to complete the installation process.
The tech giant has released a temporary fix for this. Windows administrators are advised to configure devices for the Windows 11 22H2 update to avoid these problems.
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