Windows 11 2022 Update Hit by Group Policy Glitch

The recently-announced Windows 11 2022 Update, which is now rolling out to devices out there, is also affected by a Group Policy glitch that’s also impacting the other versions of the operating system still supported by the software giant.

Microsoft explains on the Windows 11 health dashboard that copying files and shortcuts using Group Policy Preferences may not work as expected.

This happens on Windows 8.1 and newer operating systems, including Windows 10 and Windows 11 – both versions 21H2 and 22H2 are affected.

“File copies using Group Policy Preferences might fail or might create empty shortcuts or files using 0 (zero) bytes. Known affected Group Policy Objects are related to files and shortcuts in User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings in Group Policy Editor,” the software giant explains in an announcement.

The available workarounds for impacted devices

At this point, a full fix is already in the works, but Microsoft <a href… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

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