Microsoft has now released the Windows 11 November update, KB5019961 with Build 22000.1219 for everyone running version 21H2. The new update brings the improved Windows search and the addition of Task Manager to the taskbar menu in new features.
Coming to the details now, the new update brings improvements to search results and Windows performance. KB5019961 also adds Task Manager to the taskbar’s right-click context menu. You can manually download and install the update by clicking the download link provided below if necessary. Please see the full changelog provided by Microsoft for version 22H2 update KB5019961 (Build 22000.1219) below.
This non-security update includes quality improvements. When you install this KB:
- New! Adds improvements to search results and Windows performance.
- New! Adds Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click on the taskbar. This feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
- Addresses an issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening. Automatically raises the authentication level for all non-anonymous activation requests from DCOM clients to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY. This occurs if the authentication level is below packet integrity.
- Addresses a DCOM issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe). Raises the authentication level to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_PKT_INTEGRITY instead of RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CONNECT if RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE is specified.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector. You cannot retrieve a Kerberos ticket on behalf of the user. The error message is: “The specified identifier is not valid (0x80090301)”.
- Addresses an issue affecting the native scheduled imager (Ngen.exe) tasks on devices that have certain processors.
- Addresses an issue that affects certificate mapping. when it fails, lsass.exe could stop working schannel.dll.
- Addresses an issue that causes an operating system update to stop responding and then fail.
- Addresses an issue that affects a task that you schedule to run every two (or more) weeks. It runs every week instead.
- Addresses an issue affecting Microsoft Direct3D 9 games. Graphics hardware stops working if the hardware does not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
- Addresses an issue affecting the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is incorrect.
- Addresses graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when in IE mode. Popup and tab titles are incorrect.
- Addresses an issue affecting Microsoft Edge IE mode. It prevents you from opening web pages. This occurs when you enable Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and don’t configure network isolation policies.
- Addresses an issue affecting Microsoft and third-party input method editors (IMEs). They stop working when you close the IME window. This occurs if the IME uses the Windows Text Services Framework (TSF) 1.0.
- Addresses an issue affecting the Lasso tool in a graphics editing program.
- Addresses an issue affecting a universal printer. You cannot reinstall it after removing it.
- Addresses an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. Because of this, the original print queue stops working.
- Addresses an issue affecting some drivers. They use more power when playing hardware-protected digital rights management (DRM) content.
- Addresses an issue that affects driver installation on certain hardware. You cannot see the installation progress screen.
- Addresses an issue affecting the Clipchamp app found on Windows 11 SE edition. Clipchamp will not work.
- Addresses an issue affecting .msi files. Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) will ignore them when you disable application scripting.
- Addresses an issue that affects a remote desktop virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenario. The session might use the wrong time zone.
- Addresses an issue affecting File Explorer on a Remote Desktop (RD) Session Host. File Explorer stops working. This occurs when a non-Windows client connects to a Windows 11 RD Session Host and enables the time zone redirection policy.
- Addresses an issue affecting the styling of the BS_PUSHLIKE button. Buttons that have this style are difficult to identify against a dark background.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the credentials UI from displaying in IE mode when using Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses an issue affecting dual SIM calls. If you select SIM-free on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.
- Addresses an issue affecting Server Manager. You can reset the bad disk when multiple disks have the same UniqueId. For more information, see KB5018898.
- Updates the vulnerable Windows kernel driver block list found in the DriverSiPolicy.p7b file. This update also ensures that the block list is the same on Windows 10 and Windows 11. For more information, see KB5020779.
- Brings Microsoft into compliance with US Government (USG) Version 6 Revision 1 (USGv6-r1).
- Stops the start of daylight saving time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. Jordan’s time zone will permanently change to the UTC+3 time zone.
If you have installed previous updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
You can manually download and install the Windows 11 KB5019961 update by clicking here. If you need help understanding how to manually install these updates on your PC, you can check out our step-by-step tutorial for newbies.