Windows 11 KB5025239 (Patch Tuesday) update has rolled out, bringing updated profile menu changes, a Bing Chat AI button in Search, Endpoint improvements, and more.
Microsoft brings an update every second Tuesday of each month (Patch Tuesday). These updates include security fixes and general improvements to the operating system but don’t include major new features. Having said that, they still are important updates as they help to keep PCs safe and secure.
Windows 11 KB5025239 has several security improvements and a short list of changes
Microsoft has announced the update KB5025239 for Windows 11, it includes an updated profile menu in Start to remind users to back up their files, a Bing Chat AI button in Search, and many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, security fixes, and improvements.
The update KB5025239 for Windows 11 is is a mandatory update, it will be installed automatically for most people. Users can also install it manually via Windows Update or it directly from Microsoft Update Catalog.
To download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog, simply click the above link and click the “Download” button next to the update listing in the catalog. Windows Server Update Services will automatically sync with the update depending on the configuration.
Here are all the new features rolling out with the April 2023 update (Windows 11 KB5025239):
- This update implements the new Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) as a Windows inbox feature.
- This update addresses a compatibility issue. The issue occurs because of unsupported use of the registry.
- This update introduces notifications for Microsoft accounts in the Start menu. This is only available to a small audience right now. It will deploy more broadly in the coming months. Some devices might notice different visual treatments as we gather feedback. See the example below.
- Once you have access to the new Bing, the search box on the taskbar will include a button that opens the Bing chat experience in Microsoft Edge. If you don’t have access, the search box on the taskbar will feature a dynamic search highlight button.
- This update adds many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, see Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
- The search box on the taskbar will be lighter when you set Windows to a custom color mode. This will occur when you set the Windows mode to dark and the app mode to light in Settings > Personalization > Colors.
- Addresses an issue that affects the combo box in Settings. It fails to show all the available options.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft PowerPoint. It stops responding. This occurs when you use accessibility tools.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Narrator. It fails to read items in dropdown lists in Microsoft Excel.
- Addresses an issue that affects USB printers. The system classifies them as multimedia devices even though they are not.
- Addresses an issue that affects complexity policy settings for PINs. They are ignored.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) PIN credential icon. It does not appear on the credentials screen of an external monitor. This occurs when that monitor is attached to a closed laptop.
- Addresses an issue that affects a Clustered Shared Volume (CSV). The CSV fails to come online. This occurs if you enable BitLocker and local CSV managed protectors, and the system recently rotated the BitLocker keys.
- Addresses an issue that affects Active Directory Users & Computers. It stops responding. This occurs when you use TaskPad view to enable or disable many objects at the same time.
- The update addresses an issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe). The issue might cause a race condition between the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and the Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) endpoint mapper.
- Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft PowerPoint. It stops responding on the Azure Virtual Desktop. This occurs while you are using Think-Cell Features.
- Addresses an issue that affects Windows Search. Windows Search fails inside of Windows container images.
- This update affects the Group Policy Editor. It adds Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 to the list of protocols that you can set.
- This update affects the Arab Republic of Egypt. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order for 2023.
- This update affects jscript9Legacy.dll. It adds ITracker and ITrackingService to stop MHTML from not responding.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Microsoft HTML Application Host (HTA). This issue blocks code execution that uses Microsoft HTA. This occurs when you turn on Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) User Mode Code Integrity (UMCI) enforced mode.
- This update affects the Group Policy Management Console. It addresses a scripting error in the Group Policy Preferences window.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) client. The client returns an HTTP server error status (500). This error occurs when it runs a transfer job in the Storage Migration Service.
- Addresses an issue that affects Desired State Configuration. It loses its previously configured options. This occurs if metaconfig.mof is missing.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) option 119 – Domain Search Option. The issue stops you from using a connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List.
- Addresses a rare issue that might cause an input destination to be null. This issue might occur when you attempt to convert a physical point to a logical point during hit testing. Because of this, the computer raises a stop error.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) certificate. The system reports some SCEP certificate installations as failed. Instead, the system should report them as pending.
- Addresses an issue that affects the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) API. This issue stops an application from querying for location information using MBIM2.0+.
- Addresses a known issue that affects kiosk device profiles. If you have enabled automatic login, it might not work. After Autopilot completes provisioning, these devices stay on the credential screen. This issue occurs after you install updates dated January 10, 2023, and later.