Microsoft has released a cumulative update to Windows 11, version 22H2. KB5023706 takes the build to 22621.1413 and includes the feature update released at the end of February.

The main changes with this build:

  • This update implements phase three of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) hardening. See KB5004442. After you install this update, you cannot turn off the changes using the registry key.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a computer account and Active Directory. When you reuse an existing computer account to join an Active Directory domain, joining fails. This occurs on devices that have installed Windows updates dated October 11, 2022 or later. The error message is, “Error 0xaac (2732): NERR_AccountReuseBlockedByPolicy: ‘An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Re-using the account was blocked by security policy.'” For more information, see KB5020276.

Here are the changes to Windows 11 in the March 2023 Update:

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