KB5022346 security update for Windows 8.1

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KB5022346 is a security-only update that has been released for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 servers. The server document for KB5022346 has already been shared with you. In this document, we look at the security-only update and its implications for Windows 8.1 systems.

Salient points about KB5022346 for Windows 8.1

  • KB5022346 is a standalone security-only update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT.
  • KB5022346 for Windows 8.1 comes for 32-bit and x64 system deployments.
  • For full security coverage, all previous security updates must be already deployed on Windows 8.1.
  • KB5018922 Servicing Stack update needs to be deployed prior to installing KB5022346 on Windows 8.1.
  • KB5019958 is a cumulative update for Internet Explorer. For full security of Windows 8.1, you must have also deployed KB5019958 on the systems.
  • You can deploy KB5022346 manually by downloading it from the Microsoft Update catalog page. The direct download links for KB5022346 for Windows 8.1 are shared below.
  • Alongside the security-only update, we are also sharing the direct download links for the Servicing Stack Update and the cumulative update for Internet explorer.

Download KB5022346 for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT

The download links for KB5022346 are shared below. The downloads of offline installer files are available for x86 and x64 Windows 8.1. Please take care about downloading the offline installer file that corresponds to the system architecture.

Security update/SSUDownload updateSize of the update
KB5022346 for Windows 8.1 x86Download KB5022346 x8632.7 MB
KB5022346 for Windows 8.1 x64Download KB5022346 x6448.9 MB
KB5018922 for Windows 8.1 x86Download KB5018922 x864.7 MB
KB5018922 for Windows 8.1 x64Download KB5018922 x6410.5 MB
KB5019958 for Internet Explorer 11 Windows 8.1 x86 Download KB5019958 x8629.6 MB
KB5019958 for Internet Explorer 11 Windows 8.1 x64Download KB5019958 x6455 MB

KB5022346 – Changelog for Windows 8.1

The following issues and improvements have been reported by Microsoft for Windows 8.1:

  • Authentication might fail after you set the higher 16-bits of the msds-SupportedEncryptionTypes attribute. This issue might occur if encryption types are not set or if RC4 Encryption type is disabled on the domain.
  • Starting in this release, we are displaying a modal dialog box to remind users about the End of Support for Windows 8.1 in January 2023. This reminder does not appear on managed devices that run Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
  • Resolves a known issue that affects apps that use Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to connect to databases. The connection might fail. You might also receive an error in the app, or you might receive an error from the SQL Server.

The issue with database connectivity has been resolved. This issue happened after the deployment of December 2022 security and cumulative updates on Windows 8.1 x86 and x64 systems.

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Rajesh Dhawan

Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.