New Windows 11 update now causes headaches for IT teams too

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Microsoft’s latest major update to Windows 11 isn’t even out for a month and is already causing problems for some businesses.

We’ve already reported on a printer bug that plagued devices with the 22H2 update, but the company’s support site (opens in new tab) now suggests that the update is causing problems for companies that also want to install computers on behalf of their employees.

As of October 6, Microsoft is investigating an issue that may prevent provisioning packages from working correctly. These are .PPKG files, which are usually used for configuring devices to work on corporate networks.

Windows 11 22H2 issues

Microsoft’s summary of the issue states that “Windows may be only partially configured and the Out Of Box Experience may not complete or restart unexpectedly.”

“Provisioning packages applied during the initial installation are likely affected by this issue.”

Until it can patch this glitch, Microsoft says “if you can provision the Windows device before upgrading to Windows 11, version 22H2, it will prevent the problem,” but this is far from an ideal solution for businesses that are concerned. have already committed to the upgrade.

As mentioned, last month Microsoft also discovered that 22H2 caused printers using the Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver to resort to default settings.

Because users are unable to use printer-specific settings such as color options, duplex printing, and print quality, Microsoft has quickly paused signing 22H2 to affected users and suggests that these users avoid manually upgrading to the latest OS version until a fix is ​​released .

Separately, the company is investigating issues for customers using remote desktop software, apparently also linked to the latest Windows 11 update.

Microsoft will hope it can put out the various fires quickly and that these are the last of the unwanted surprises for Windows 11 users.

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