Microsoft releases update KB5016691 for Windows 11, fixing printing and Bluetooth issues and adding administrative options

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Ahead of a wider release the next patch on Tuesday, Microsoft has released the preview version of update KB5016691 for Windows 11. The update addresses a number of issues that have surfaced recently, including fixing issues with printers USB and also with Bluetooth headsets.

There are many other bug fixes, such as fixing an issue with Microsoft Edge and a trust issue with Microsoft Store apps. There are also a handful of new features and options, helping to improve security and providing new controls for system administrators.

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The KB5016691 preview update is a non-security update, and one of the highlights is a fix for “an issue with USB printing that could cause your printer to malfunction after being reboot or reinstall”. Windows 11 SE users have a fix for an issue that prevented the operating system from trusting – and therefore blocking the download of – certain apps from the Microsoft Store.

Other highlights include:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause some Bluetooth 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 a dialog box.

Microsoft shares the following list of improvements that are part of the KB5016691 update:

  • New! Gives IT admins the ability to add languages ​​and language-related features remotely. Additionally, they can now manage language scenarios across multiple terminal managers.
  • New! Compresses a file regardless of its size if you have configured Server Message Block (SMB) compression.
  • New! Improves Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Fixes an issue that causes ServerAssignedConfigurations be null in a few full configuration scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue that affects automatic high dynamic range (auto HDR) functionality for cross-adapter resource scan-out (CASO) compatible 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 a dialog box.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Office App-V virtualized applications from opening or not working.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello for Business certificate deployment to fail under certain circumstances after a device reset.
  • Resolves several issues with USB printing such as:
    • A printer malfunctions after it is restarted or reinstalled
    • Being in the wrong mode after switching from an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) class driver to an Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) driver
    • Two-way communication issues that prevent you from accessing device features
  • Addresses an issue that affects the ProjectionManager.StartProjectingAsync APIs. This issue prevents certain locales from connecting to Miracast Sinks.
  • Addresses an issue that degrades BitLocker performance.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows 11 SE from trusting certain Microsoft Store apps.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents HyperVisor Code Integrity from being automatically enabled on systems with Arm64 processors.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents non-Windows devices from authenticating. This issue occurs when they connect to a remote Windows desktop and use a smart card to authenticate.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Resultant Set of Strategy tool (Rsop.msc) to stop working when processing 1000 or more “File System” security settings.
  • Fixes an issue that causes the Take a Test app to remove all policies related to the lock app when you close the app.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the Settings application from working on server domain controllers (DCs) when accessing the Privacy > Activity history page.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some Bluetooth headsets to stop playing after adjusting the progress bar. This issue affects modern systems that support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) offloading.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents devices from receiving an offer from Windows Update for the same extension driver when that extension driver is already installed without the base driver.
  • Addresses a race condition that prevents the Local Security Authority Subsystem (LSASS) service from functioning on Active Directory domain controllers. This issue occurs when LSASS concurrently processes Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) requests over Transport Layer Security (TLS) that fail to decrypt. The exception code is 0xc0000409 (STATUS_STACK_BUFFER_OVERRUN).
  • Addresses an issue that affects finding a non-existent security ID (SID) from the local domain using a read-only domain controller (RODC). Search unexpectedly returns error STATUS_TRUSTED_DOMAIN_FAILURE instead of STATUS_NONE_MAPPED or STATUS_SOME_MAPPED.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens. This issue affects devices that have Windows Updates dated June 14, 2022 or later installed. This issue occurs when the device is running a specific form of service for user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that is running as a network service.

The KB5016691 update can be downloaded from Windows Update as an optional update or from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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