Windows 11 build 22000.588 heads out to Insiders with notification improvements
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Windows Insiders running Windows 11 in the Release Preview and Beta channels, which are still on the production channel of the operating system. These users are mostly testing cumulative updates ahead of their general release, so there usually aren’t a ton of changes. Today, they’re getting Windows 11 build 22000.588, and there’s a notable change to the way notifications work.
Now, Window 11 can display up to three high-priority notification toasts at once, and this is designed for situations like calls, reminders, and alarms. If you happen to have an alarm coming in at the same time as a call, you’ll be able to see them both at the same time, plus a regular notification can be displayed on top of the three high-priority ones.
Aside from this change, Windows 11 build 2200.588 is all about fixes, and there’s nothing that stands out too much. There’s a fix for auto-startup being disabled for UWP apps, as well as one for a problem where Windows may take a long time to start up on 5G-enabled devices. The list of fixes is a bit long, and you can find all of it below:
Fixes in Windows 11 build 22000.588
- New! We displayed up to three high priority toast notifications simultaneously. This feature is for apps that send notifications for calls, reminders, or alarms using Windows notifications in the OS. As a result, up to four toast notifications might appear simultaneously–three high priority notifications and one normal priority notification.
- We fixed an issue that turns off auto-startup for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps after you upgrade the OS.
- We fixed an issue that causes SystemSettings.exe to stop working.
- We fixed an issue that affects searchindexer.exe and prevents Microsoft Outlook’s offline search from returning recent emails.
- We fixed an issue that increases the startup time for Windows. This issue occurs because a UI thread in a networking API stops responding when a 5G wireless wide area network (WWAN) device is slow to wake up.
- We fixed a memory leak in the wmipicmp.dll module that causes a lot of false alarms in the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) datacenter monitoring system.
- We fixed an issue that incorrectly returns the Execution Policy settings from the registry.
- We fixed an issue in which modern browsers fail to correctly render HTML that is generated by gpresult/h.
- We fixed an issue that causes an “Access denied” exception for a file during a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
- We fixed an issue that causes the Remote Desktop Service (RDS)server to become unstable when the number of signed in users exceeds 100. This prevents you from accessing published applications using RDS on Windows Server 2019.
- We fixed an issue that returns an error message when you browse for a domain or organizational unit (OU). This issue occurs because of improper zeroing out of memory.
- We fixed an issue that causes the Group Policy Management Console to stop working after you close it. The system logs Application Error Event ID 1000 and the error, 0xc0000005 (STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION); the failing module is GPOAdmin.dll.
- We fixed an issue that might cause the Group Policy Service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy Registry Preferences.
- We fixed a stop error (0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) in the DirectX kernel component.
- We fixed an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
- We fixed an issue that affects the Key Distribution Center (KDC) Proxy. The KDC Proxy cannot properly obtain Kerberos tickets for signing in to Key Trust Windows Hello for Business.
- We added support for Microsoft Account (MSA) Pass-through scenarios in Azure Active Directory(AAD) Web Account Manager (WAM).
- We fixed an issue that logs Event ID 37 during certain password change scenarios, including failover cluster name object (CNO) or virtual computer object (VCO) password changes.
- We fixed an issue that prevents the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from correctly showing the application that is requesting elevated privileges.
- We fixed an issue that might cause a Microsoft OneDrive file to lose focus after you rename it and press the Enter key.
- We returned the corresponding Settings page when you search for the word widgets.
- We fixed an issue that prevents Event 4739 from displaying the new values of certain attributes after a policy change.
- We fixed an issue that causes the Move-ADObject command to fail when you move computer accounts across domains. The error message is, “Multiple values were specified for an attribute that can have only one value”.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing Server Message Block (SMB) shares using an IP Address when SMB hardening is enabled.
- We fixed an issue that causes stop error 0x1E in the SMB Server (srv2.sys).
- We fixed an issue that causes a mismatch between NetBIOS and DNS Active Directory domain names when you create a cluster.
If you’re not enrolled in the Windows Insider Program, you shouldn’t have long to wait. These updates are usually rolled out in the Beta and Release Preview channels just a few days before being available to everyone. Windows 11 build 22000.588 will probably be the optional update that will be available to everyone later this month. If you still don’t install that, all of these changes will be rolled into next month’s Patch Tuesday update, and that one is mandatory.
Users running Windows 10 in the Release Preview channel also received a cumulative update earlier this week, which added a feature called Search Highlights. This is a new search experience that brings up relevant trivia and searches that change every day. Currently, the only way to test this in Windows 11 is if you’re in the Dev channel, but it should be available to everyone in the near future.