Microsoft releases update KB5011543 to bring Windows 11 Search Highlights to Windows 10

A lot of attention is focused on Windows 11 and its updates, but we must not forget that millions of people use Windows 10. Far from being a dead operating system, Microsoft not only continues to produce updates but has an active Insider Program for Windows 10 that continues to see new features and options arrive.

The latest example comes with the release of update KB5011543 which brings the search highlight feature from Windows 11 to Windows 10. The update includes a number of other important changes and additions and upgrades the operating system to Windows 10 21H2 Build 19044.1618.

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Writing about the new feature in a blog post, Microsoft says, “We recently introduced an update for Search in Windows 11 Insider Preview that highlights interesting moments in time. This feature, highlights research, is now coming to Windows 10. We are taking a phased and measured approach and broad availability will occur in the coming months.”

The company continues:

Search is right there on your taskbar – your window to discovering trends online, around the world and in your organization. Of course, you can always type to start finding your apps, files, settings, and quick answers on the web.

The taskbar search box and search home will be periodically updated with content, including fun illustrations, that will help you discover more, stay connected, and stay productive. Search highlights will feature notable and interesting moments of what’s special about each day, such as holidays, birthdays, and other educational moments in time, both around the world and in your area.

This is not the only change introduced by the KB5011543 update; Here is a full list of fixes and improvements:

  • New! We’ve provided the ability to change the toast button color to more easily identify success and critical scenarios for apps that send notifications using Windows Notifications in the OS. This feature also makes notifications visually more compact.
  • New! We’ve added a new policy that expands a default app’s top three notifications in the Action Center for apps that send notifications using Windows Notifications in the OS. This feature displays multiple notifications that you can interact with simultaneously.
  • We fixed an issue that was causing search indexer.EXE to stop responding during an unmount operation in the Remote Desktop configuration environment.
  • We fixed an issue that affected search indexer.EXE and prevents Microsoft Outlook offline search from returning recent emails.
  • We fixed an issue that could disable Windows when you change the National Language Support (NLS) version from 6.3 to 6.2.
  • We fixed an issue where modern browsers failed to correctly render HTML generated by result/h.
  • We fixed an issue that caused an “Access Denied” exception for a file during a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause the Group Policy service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy registry preferences.
  • We fixed an issue that could prevent a DNS server query resolution policy from working as expected when you specify fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and subnet conditions.
  • We fixed a heap leak in PacRequestorEnforcement which degrades the performance of a domain controller.
  • We fixed an issue affecting the Key Distribution Center (KDC) proxy. The KDC proxy cannot successfully obtain Kerberos tickets to connect to Key Trust Windows Hello for Business.
  • We’ve added support for Microsoft Account Transfer (MSA) scenarios in Azure Active Directory (AAD) Web Account Manager (WAM).
  • We fixed an issue that logged Event ID 37 during certain password change scenarios, including Failover Cluster Name Object (CNO) or virtual machine object (VCO).
  • We fixed an issue that could unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector when using the Silent BitLocker enable policy.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from correctly displaying the application that is requesting elevated privileges.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Move-ADObject the command fails when you move computer accounts between domains. The error message is “Multiple values ​​were specified for an attribute that can only have one value”.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented event 4739 from displaying new values ​​for some attributes after a policy change.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Android device users from signing in to certain Microsoft apps, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams. This issue occurs after replacing token signing and decrypting certificates, resetting a user’s password, or when an administrator has revoked refresh tokens.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause domain join to fail in environments using disjoint DNS hostnames.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Back credential window button, where you log in, to be visible in high contrast dark mode.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented you from accessing Server Message Block (SMB) shares using an IP address when SMB hardening is enabled.
  • We fixed an issue that occurred when Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) values ​​for SMB were not updated for newer platforms.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Stop Error 0x1E in SMB Server (srv2.sys).
  • We fixed an issue that caused incompatibility between NetBIOS and Active Directory DNS domain names when you create a cluster.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the Network File System (NFS) redirector to not work (error 0x50) when converting a text file to PDF.

Amanda J. Marsh