In the words of several famous or important people, the time has come again. No, we’re not talking about any blockbuster scenes that are about to happen, just about the latest Windows 10 cumulative update.
KB5014666: All you need to to know about this Windows 10 update
Indeed, Microsoft has just released new optional updates for those users that are currently running Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and Windows Server 20H2.
We’re about to take a much closer look and see exactly what new features, fixes, and known issues KB5014666 comes with. This new update, which brings the build versions to 19042.1806, 19043.1806, and 19044.1806, comes with a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements, plus a couple of new printing features.
The first thing you should know about this build i21H2, 21H1, and Windows Server 20H2s that it adds IP address auditing for incoming Windows Remote Management (WinRM) connections in security event 4262 and WinRM event 91.
Know that this addresses an issue that fails to log the source IP address and machine name for a remote PowerShell connection.
Besides that, it also adds Server Message Block (SMB) redirector (RDR) specific public File System Control (FSCTL) code FSCTL_LMR_QUERY_INFO. Furthermore, via KB5014666, the Redmond tech giant is also introducing the following Print and Scan features:
■ IPP over USB support – Microsoft has supported Internet Print Protocol (IPP) for
network printers starting in 2018 with the release of Windows 10, version 1809. We are now
expanding IPP support to USB printers.
■ Print support app (PSA) APIs – Using the PSA framework, printer manufacturers
can extend printer functionalities and user experience. For more information, see the Print support
app design guide.
■ PIN-protected printing for IPP and Universal Print – Standard print dialogs now
include a user interface to enter a PIN code.
■ eSCL Mopria Scan protocol – Windows now supports the eSCL Mopria Scan
protocol. It can be used with Mopria-certified scanner devices.
With that in mind, if you consider yourself a regular user and don’t really care about enterprise-related features and improvements, KB5014666 comes with the following notable changes:
■ Addresses an issue that affects the Cloud Clipboard service and prevents syncing between machines
after a period of inactivity.
■ Addresses an issue that prevents the Pashto language from appearing in the language list.
■ Enables the InternetExplorerModeEnableSavePageAs Group Policy. For more information, see
Microsoft Edge Browser Policy
■ Addresses an issue that affects the touchpad area that responds to a right-click (the right-click
zone). For more information, see
■ Addresses an issue that affects some certificate chains to Root Certification Authorities that are
members of the Microsoft Root Certification Program. For these certificates, the certificate chain
status can be, “This certificate was revoked by its certification authority”.
■ Addresses an issue that leads to a false negative when you run scripts while Windows Defender
Application Control (WDAC) is turned on. This might generate AppLocker events 8029, 8028, or
8037 to appear in the log when they should not.