Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (21H2) To Release Preview Channel

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Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (20H2) to the Release Preview Channel. The update will be made available for Windows Insiders on Windows 10 version 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel. If you are not on Windows 10 version 21H2, the update will be offered via their seeker experience in Windows Update and only o those Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel. This is because the PCs did not meet Windows 11 hardware requirements.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (21H2) has added WPA3 H2E standards support for enhanced Wi-Fi security. Windows Hello for Business has introduced a new deployment method called cloud trust to support simplified passwordless deployments and achieve a deploy-to-run state within a few minutes. The update has added GPU Compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute intensive workflows.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (21H2) also includes several improvements. The update has fixed an issue that prevents users from tracking Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) activation failures. Microsoft has resolved a threading issue that could cause the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) services to stop working when under heavy load.

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The issue related to the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider host process has been resolved in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1200 (21H2) update. The error mainly occurs because of an unhandled access violation that occurs when making use of the Desired State Configuration aka DSC. The update also resolved an issue that causes file migration between Distributed File System (DFS) paths that are stored on different volumes to fail.

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