KB5022352 for Windows 8.1 – Monthly rollup update

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KB5022352 is the monthly rollup update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We look at Windows 8.1 and KB5022352 monthly rollup update features in this post.

Essential points about KB5022352 for Windows 8.1

  • KB5022352 is a cumulative update that replaces or supersedes KB5021294 cumulative update for Windows 8.1.
  • KB5022352 also contains all changes that are part of the KB5022346 security-only update for Windows 8.1.
  • Servicing Stack Update KB5018922 needs to be deployed on Windows 8.1 systems before deploying KB5022352 cumulative update.
  • The cumulative update for Internet Explorer KB5019958 is included in KB5022352. So, there is no need for separate installation of the cumulative update for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1.
  • KB5022352 for Windows 8.1 is available for 32-bit x86 systems and x64 system architecture. The download links for offline installer files are shared below.
  • This cumulative update will need to be redeployed if you install any language pack on the system. Therefore, it is suggested that any required language packs must be installed prior to deploying KB5022352 on Windows 8.1.

Download KB5022352 for Windows 8.1

You can use the offline installer files for KB5022352 for deployments on Windows 8.1 systems. The system architecture has organized the direct download links. Also, the direct download link for the KB5018922 Servicing Stack Update is also shared below.

It may be pertinent to mention that a Servicing Stack Update does not cause the system to reboot. Therefore, we recommend installing KB5018922 before deploying KB5022352 on Windows 8.1 system.

Cumulative update/SSU updateDownload updateSize of the update
KB5018922 Download KB5018922 for x86 Windows 8.14.7 MB
KB5018922 Download KB5018922 for 64 Windows 8.110.5 MB
KB5022352Download KB5022352 for x86 Windows 8.1368.5 MB
KB5022352Download KB5022352 for x64 Windows 8.1568.3 MB

Besides manual installation, you can use one of the following approaches to install KB5012352 on Windows 8.1 systems:

  • Windows Update
  • Windows Update for Business
  • WSUS or Windows Server Update Service

KB5022352 – Changelog for Windows 8.1

The following issues have been resolved in KB5022352 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.

Additionally, you may experience issues in joining the domain after the installation of the December 2022 cumulative update. The issue description shared by Microsoft is hereunder:

After this update or a later Windows update is installed, domain join operations might be unsuccessful and error “0xaac (2732): NERR_AccountReuseBlockedByPolicy” occurs. Additionally, text stating “An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Re-using the account was blocked by security policy” might be displayed.

Microsoft is working on a fix that is likely to be a part of a future cumulative update. Until the arrival of a permanent fix, you may want to check the mitigation steps shared by Microsoft in the KB5020276 update.

Rajesh Dhawan

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