Windows Server 2008 R2 Post-SP1 Hotfixes

Last Modified: May 21, 2016 @ 7:59 am

Convenience Rollup

On May 17, 2016, Microsoft released a Convenience Rollup for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This Rollup includes almost all fixes released after SP1 through April 2016. See the article for the list of excluded hotfixes.

  1. If you have not yet run Windows Updates, download and install 3020369.
  2. Then install the Convenience Rollup hotfix by running AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64.msu. This hotfix is 476 MB.
  3. Click Yes to install the software update.

Individual Hotfixes

Alternatively, you can install individual hotfixes. These hotfixes are specific to Remote Desktop Session Host, group policies, printing, and SMB redirector and are not included in the normal Windows Update process. To get the hotfix go to the Microsoft KB article’s webpage. There is a link at the top of the page that takes you to a form where you can request the hotfix.

Available Updates for Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2601888.

Citrix CTX129229 Recommended Hotfixes for XenApp 6.x on Windows Server 2008 R2. Scroll down to the Microsoft Hotfixes section.

Here is the list of hotfixes:

20 thoughts on “Windows Server 2008 R2 Post-SP1 Hotfixes”

  1. Anyone experienced issues with time/time zone settings getting messed up after this hotfix rollup was applied? Specifically when you have an 7.6 environment that is in a different time zone than the users?

    1. What version of 7.6?

      The time zone is not correct when users log on with Receiver for Windows. For this hotfix to work correctly, you must install the following:

      The same Microsoft time zone update hotfix on the user device and the server. For example, if Microsoft hotfix KB2998527 is installed on the user device, install this hotfix on the server.
      Microsoft Hotfix KB2870165 on the server if the server operating system is Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
      Fix #LC1392 is installed on the user device.

      https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX214888

  2. Apologies for being a bit late to this particular party, but I’ve had some trouble independently verifying a couple of things:

    1. Does the Convenience Update include all (or at least, most) W2K8R2 post-SP1 MS patches noted in CTX129229?
    2. In particular, does the Convenience Update include KB2775511, which is itself a hotfix rollup?

    Thanks, Carl.

      1. From what I’ve been able to suss out, a fully up-to-date build looks something like this:

        KB3020369 (Servicing Stack )

        KB2775511 (Enterprise hotfix rollup, still recommended by MS in addition to KB3125574)
        KB2581608 (non-included reg entry)
        KB2752259 (non-included reg entry)
        KB2732673 (KB2775511 post-requisite)
        KB2728738 (KB2775511 post-requisite)
        KB2878378 (KB2775511 post-requisite)

        KB3125574-v4 (April 2016 Convenience rollup update)
        KB3139923-v2 (updated version of hotfix included with KB3125574-v4)

        KB3156417 (May 2016 non-security update rollup)
        KB3172605 (July 2016 non-security update rollup)
        KB3179573 (August 2016 non-security update rollup)
        KB3185278 (September 2016 non-security update rollup)
        KB3185330 (October 2016 non-security update rollup – now called monthly quality rollup)
        KB3197868 (November 2016 monthly quality rollup)
        + Additional monthly quality rollups December 2016 – ∞ (thanks for not making these cumulative, Microsoft)

        Of course, all of this is in addition to the XenApp config, which you’ve documented and which I think looks something like this:

        Hotfix Rollup Pack 7 (CTX202095)

        Post-HRP07 Hotfixes:
        XA650R07W2K8R2X64001
        XA650R07W2K8R2X64002
        XA650R07W2K8R2X64003
        XA650R07W2K8R2X64004

        Other Hotfixes & Non-security Updates:
        DSCXAMx650W013 – AppCenter 6.5.13 (Controller only)
        DSCXACmd650WX64004 – XenApp Commands Hotfix 4 (Controller only)
        GPMx170WX64011 – Citrix Group Policy Management 1.7.11 (Controller only)
        HDXWMIPROV620W2K8R2X64001 – Citrix HDX WMI Provider Update 1
        HDXFlash200WX64009 – HDX MediaStream for Flash 2.0 Hotfix 9
        Server Configuration Tool 1.2 Hotfix 3
        Service Provider Automation Tools
        Citrix Receiver Enterprise 3.4 Update 5
        Offline Plug-in 6.7.6
        Citrix Group Policy Client Side Extension 1.7 Hotfix 7
        EdgeSight 5.4 Agent Hotfix 7

          1. thanks, can you install windows updates after plus basics Flash, Silverlight, adobe reader, java etc before converted to PVS image?

  3. I´m very confused about the first known issue described on the MS Article about the vNICs!
    Do you have any experience with this hotfix on VMs on ESX or XenServer?

    Next question:
    Are all the individual hotfixes you listed in this article included in the convenience rollup?

    1. Yes, I think all of them are included.

      The convenience Rollup includes the pci.sys fix, which prevents a new vmxnet3 NIC from being created every time the machine is cloned. However, one final new vmxnet3 is created when the Hotfix is installed. If you’re running PvS then already have this fix installed so it shouldn’t be a problem.

        1. I figured it comes from Windows Updates. Do you think admins would install the Convenience Update before installing Windows Updates?

  4. Carl do you think these hot fixes should all be applied to a Windows 2008 r2 session host in Xenapp/desktop 7.X?

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