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Microsoft releases KB5016691 update for Windows 11 to fix printing and Bluetooth issues and add management options

Ahead of the broad release of the next monthly patch, Microsoft has released a preview version of the KB5016691 update for Windows 11.

There are also many other bug fixes, including addressing issues with Microsoft Edge and reliability issues with Microsoft Store apps. There are also several new features and options that help enhance security and provide system administrators with new controls.

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KB5016691 Update Preview is a non-security update, one of the highlights is the fix for “issues related to USB printing that may cause printers to malfunction after a reboot or reinstall”. Addressed issue that blocks downloads for Windows 11 SE users because the operating system can’t trust certain apps from the Microsoft Store.

Other highlights include:

  • Addresses an issue that could cause certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after adjusting the progress bar.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when using IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with the dialog.

Microsoft has shared the following list of improvements that are part of the KB5016691 update.

  • new! IT administrators can remotely add languages ​​and language-related features. Additionally, she can now manage language scenarios across multiple endpoints her manager.
  • new! If you have Server Message Block (SMB) compression configured, it compresses files regardless of size.
  • new! Enhance Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Address the issues that cause Server Assigned Configurations Will be null in some full configuration scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue affecting the Automatic High Dynamic Range (Auto HDR) feature of Cross-Adapter Resource Scanout (CASO) capable GPU drivers.
  • Addresses a known issue that causes Microsoft Edge to become unresponsive when using IE mode. This issue also prevents you from interacting with the dialog.
  • Addresses an issue where virtualized App-V Microsoft Office applications do not open or stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello for Business certificate deployment to fail in certain circumstances after resetting the device.
  • Addresses multiple issues related to USB printing, including:
    • Printer malfunctions after reboot or reinstall
    • Wrong mode after switching from Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) class driver to Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) driver
    • You are experiencing bi-directional communication issues that prevent access to device functionality
  • address issues that affect ProjectionManager. StartProjectingAsync APIs. This issue prevents some locales from connecting to the Miracast sink.
  • Addresses issues that slow down BitLocker performance.
  • Addresses an issue where Windows 11 SE does not trust some Microsoft Store applications.
  • Addresses an issue where HyperVisor Code Integrity is not automatically enabled on systems with Arm64 processors.
  • Addresses an issue that stops authenticating non-Windows devices. This issue occurs when connecting to a Windows-based remote desktop and authenticating with a smart card.
  • Resultant Set of Policy tool (Rsop.msc) stops working when processing more than 1,000 “file system” security settings.
  • Addresses an issue where the Take a Test app removes all policies related to lockdown enforcement when the app is closed.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Settings app to stop working on a server domain controller (DC) when accessing the server domain controller (DC). privacy > Activity history page.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause certain Bluetooth audio headsets to stop playing after adjusting the progress bar. This issue affects modern systems that support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) offload.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents devices from receiving offers from Windows Update for the same extension driver if the extension driver is already installed without the base driver.
  • Addresses a race condition that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to stop working on Active Directory domain controllers. This issue occurs when LSASS handles concurrent Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) over Transport Layer Security (TLS) requests that fail to decrypt. The exception code is 0xc0000409 (STATUS_STACK_BUFFER_OVERRUN).
  • Addresses an issue that affects the lookup of nonexistent security IDs (SIDs) from local domains using read-only domain controllers (RODCs). The lookup unexpectedly returns a STATUS_TRUSTED_DOMAIN_FAILURE error instead of STATUS_NONE_MAPPED or STATUS_SOME_MAPPED.
  • Addresses an issue where the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) may leak tokens. This issue affects devices with Windows updates dated June 14, 2022 or later. This issue occurs when a device runs a specific form of User Service (S4U) on a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows Service that runs as a Network Service.

The KB5016691 update is available for download from Windows Update as an optional update or from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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