Windows 2008 R2 Performance and Hotfix Recommendations



Windows 2008 R2 Performance and Hotfix Recommendations 

Hello from the field.  It's been a little since my last post.  I spend quite a bit of time analyzing performance on Windows Server.  I have recently put together a list of fixes and settings that I recommend to any person running Windows Server 2008 R2.  These fixes are to maximize performance and stability.  Please note that the recommendations in this blog post are not necessarily required.  My intent is not to change any current guidance by Microsoft Corporation with respect to security or privacy.  I am only seeking to increase awareness of operating system patches that are available, but mostly not offered proactively in any form.

First and foremost is a rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: 2775511.  This rollup is recommended, per the verbiage in the article.  Please note that there are several patches that should be applied along with the rollup, and are all documented in the KB article.

This post covers mainly a category of operating system fixes known as "hotfixes", or "LDR" fixes.  Microsoft creates hotfixes as a result of either a critical issue reported, issue identified, and a code fix created, or as a result of "Watson" telemetry of Windows computers around the world reporting errors in Windows until some threshold is crossed.  Here is a recent TechNet article on Windows Telemetry:

What's New in Telemetry
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj651022.aspx

I do not advocate installing hotfixes just because they are there and the latest code.  I do advocate occasionally evaluating what hotfixes are available that address significant performance or reliability issues.  Which brings me to performance.

Power Policy Performance Considerations

Windows has long provided means to help conserve power.  This makes sense for many situations.  In the case of servers, and especially always busy servers like Exchange or SQL, there are documented issues with the default Windows power policy which is balanced.  Changing the Windows power policy to High Performance often results in better overall server performance.  The increased performance may come at the expense of increased power usage and heat generation, so that is a factor that has to be considered, especially in a dense datacenter environment, or an environment where power and cooling are already an issue.

Note that you can utilize the built-in Powercfg.exe to change power policy at command line, which means it can be scripted.  A scheduled task can be created to set the power policy to High Performance just before peak hours, and set it back to Balanced just after peak hours.  That might be an acceptable compromise of power savings and performance gains.

The power policy topic is well documented and you can find more about that here:

Degraded overall performance on Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2207548

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hotfixes Available

I would like to reiterate, this is only a list of available fixes for Windows Server 2008 R2, and all are released since rollup 2775511.  Any Windows fix should be first carefully evaluated and tested prior to deployment in production.  Microsoft does not test "Limited Distribution Release" (LDR) Windows fixes as thoroughly as "General Distribution Release" (GDR) fixes.  LDR and GDR are Microsoft terms to categorize Windows fixes.  GDR fixes are international release, widely-tested fixes, whereas LDR fixes are not widely tested.  LDR fixes are not unsupported however.  You won't put your server in an unsupported state by applying LDR fixes.  And often times if you have to engage Microsoft CSS for troubleshooting you will be given advice to install a recent LDR fix for a given component to ensure the issue being addressed is not the result of a fix that already exists.  You can find more about Windows servicing technology with these searches:

Bing "LDR" "GDR" site:microsoft.com
http://www.bing.com/search?q=ldr+gdr+site%3Amicrosoft.com&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=ldr+gdr+site%3Amicrosoft.com&sc=0-8&sp=-1&sk=

The Windows Servicing Guy Blog:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=ldr+gdr+site%3Amicrosoft.com&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=ldr+gdr+site%3Amicrosoft.com&sc=0-8&sp=-1&sk=

Also, please note that this list does not change any existing security guidance from Microsoft.  Any security related fixes available should immediately be evaluated, tested, and deployed per existing Microsoft guidance from our Security teams.  The settings and fixes in this blog post are intended to address performance and reliability issues.

Hotfixes available for Windows Server 2008 R2, post SP-1:

KB KB Title LDR GDR
2974313 A domain controller freezes when an event subscription manager list is long in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2973337 SHA512 is disabled in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2971670 DNS service crashes every hour when a query can achieve all DNS resource record types in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2966897 Infinite loop occurs when the MSDSM inquires serial numbers of an MPIO device in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2966583 Improvements for the System Update Readiness tool in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2965917 A computer freezes during startup after filter drivers are installed in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2965904 Task name is deleted after you link a storage report to a scheduled task in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2965768 Stop error 0x3B when an application changes the z-order of a window in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2965351 Error_FILE_NOT_FOUND when you print to a shared network printer X
2964832 RemoteApp program pop-up window is hidden in Windows X
2964643 Third-party VPN client stops Internet connectivity in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2964548 DHCP server fails to lease reserved IP addresses in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2964511 Stop Error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE occurs when you put your computer into standby or hibernation mode X
2962059 RPC Server Unavailable error when you set up a password and then click Next in Bitlocker To Go in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 X
2958997 EUDC fonts cannot be printed correctly by using an XPS print driver in Windows X
2958399 "0xD1" Stop error occurs occasionally in all SQL Server cluster nodes running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2958122 NetLogon 3210 events are logged after MSA renews it password in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2957775 System crashes during I/O traffic after you install a Host Bus Adapter on a computer that's running Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2957560 Windows freezes or loses cluster disk reservation during a stress test in iSCSI initiator X
2956703 You cannot renew the IP address after the system time synchronizes in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2956344 Clients randomly lose connection to a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Network Policy Server X
2955074 Retrieval of paged results is interrupted when an LDAP server receives queries that generate many results X
2953722 Drive Maps preferences are still displayed in Group Policy RSoP after they are removed or disabled X
2952507 0x00000050 Stop error when you browse files by using Windows Explorer on a remote desktop in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 X
2951611 DirectAccess is used for internal network connections in Windows 7 SP1 X X
2950358 A memory leak in Network Store Interface Service (NSI) occurs unexpectedly X X
2939652 WM_DEVICECHANGE messages are delayed after a SATA hard disk is removed X X
2939490 Records on WINS server are added incorrectly when you use the Netsh command in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2937676 Hotfix rollup 2937676 is available for the .NET Framework 4.5.1 in Windows X
2937350 Update is available to set up UDP port routes between cluster nodes X
2936341 The WebClient service does not send cookies in Windows X
2935389 System shows a high nonpaged pool utilization from pool tag AfdP X
2934562 "The home folder could not be created" error when using a non-exist folder path in Windows X
2932119 Incorrect DNS queries cause unnecessary network traffic when you start GPMC or GPUpdate in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2929755 Out of memory when you load some image resources in a Windows application X X
2928562 Event 55 when you copy an encrypted folder to EFS shared folder in Windows X X
2928492 Cannot connect to remote applications hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer X
2928490 Windows PowerShell scripts stop working in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2927901 SetDefaultPrinter sets a wrong default printer in Windows X
2927193 Can't back up the system state on a computer that's running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2926993 Hotfix rollup 2926993 is available for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2926986 Hotfix rollup 2926986 is available for the .NET Framework 4.0 in Windows X
2925489 You cannot establish an IPsec connection with certain third-party devices in Windows X X
2924678 Trusted Publishers settings are unmanageable in a Group Policy Object in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2924171 Resource Monitor (Perfmon /res) crashes in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2923884 Invalid subnet masks occur after IP configuration change and computer restart in Windows X
2923388 Plain text displayed when XSLT style sheet used to transform an XML document into HTML in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2922852 Update resolves a problem in which LDAP, Kerberos and DC locator responses are slow or time out with Windows X
2922514 White line appears when printing an image by using an XPS printer driver in Windows X X
2919469 Canada country code is incorrect in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X X
2918893 User profile corruption after you lose network connectivity or hibernate a Windows 7-based computer X
2917033 An update is available to enable the use of Local ADMX files for Group Policy Editor X
2916627 Stop Error 0x0000008E (KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED) when you try to access DFS in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2916267 The DFS Namespace reparse point for folder targets are missing in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2915094 Profile loading takes a long time due to full DFS namespace sync with PDC X
2914677 Server Work Queues performance object counters become abnormally high in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2914029 IPP printing job fails when using an XPS driver when the printer is shared on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 print server X
2913763 Biometric fingerprint device does not work on a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer X X
2913607 "Failed to create source node" error when you try to open a .wmv file from the TopoEdit console in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2913152 Windows Photo Viewer prints white lines when you use an XPS driver to print photos in Windows X
2910686 Domain users cannot change or reset their passwords when KRBTGT account is restored in Windows client X X
2908783 Data corruption occurs on iSCSI LUNs in Windows X X
2907244 Spurious RHS deadlocks occur when the system time is adjusted forward in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2907094 High CPU usage after members are added to the DFSR replication group X
2906850 Print job status remains as "Sent to printer" when Isolated mode is set in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2898997 Adamsync fails when you synchronize tombstoned objects in a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 environment X
2898092 Tlntsvr.exe process crashes on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based telnet server X
2897770 NFS sharing type resources do not come online after the Cluster service fails over a cluster group in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2965705 Display problems when a supplementary character follows a mathematical operator
2896881 Long logon time when you use the AddPrinterConnection VBScript command to map printers for users during logon process in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2896256 FIX: A remote desktop session cannot start after you add a new user to a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 X
2895729 FIX: Stop error 0x9F or 0xFE in Usbhub.sys occurs when asynchronous transfer is in progress with a USB device in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 X X
2895698 Users who have the remote audio setting enabled cause the RD Session Host servers to freeze intermittently in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2895044 "0x0000007F" Stop error when you run a stress test on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer X
2894252 Process that runs in Untrusted integrity level is reported as an AppContainer after you install KB2532445 in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2893634 Performance of an application that calls the GetFileAttributesEx function degrades significantly in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2893519 Remember my credentials option cannot be hidden when the SspiPromptForCredentials function is called in Windows X X
2892678 Logon screen, shutdown screen, and lock screen are not displayed in full-screen mode after you change the screen resolution to 3200 × 1800 in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X X
2891144 Application does not draw polylines correctly when you run it through an RD Session in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2889889 Hotfix rollup 2889889 is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Vista SP2 X
2889748 High memory usage by the Svchost.exe process after you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a Windows-based computer X
2884927 FIX: A user account is unexpectedly locked out when you provide an invalid password at a task scheduler authentication prompt X
2884866 SCVMM refreshes a virtual machine and causes errors on clustered Hyper-V hosts that are running Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2884284 New certificate is generated whenever you start a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer that uses NAP 802.1X X
2884176 Large backlogs on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based DFSR servers X
2883703 "0xC0000203" error when you try to access a DFS share that is located on a Windows Server 2003 R2 or earlier version of Windows-based computer from a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer X
2882822 Update adds ITraceRelogger interface support to Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2882780 Incorrect UI color rendering when an application uses the D3D11CreateDevice or D3D10CreateDevice function in Windows X X
2878563 Applications experience up to three seconds of AD DS or AD LDS query latency in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2878378 OpsMgr 2012 or OpsMgr 2007 R2 generates a "Heartbeat Failure" message and then goes into a greyed out state in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2877115 Error message when you try to perform a LUN resynchronization in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2627489 Recursive calls to window manager functions may fail unexpectedly X
2871997 Microsoft Security Advisory: Update to improve credentials protection and management: May 13, 2014 X X
2871803 "0x0000007E" Stop error when you log off from a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based failover cluster X
2871085 I/O failures occur when you create a snapshot for a large volume in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X X
2870165 Unknown time zone information in a remote desktop session when you try to query the time zone information from a Windows 7 SP1-based client computer to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based RDS server X
2869606 The LUN for a storage device is lost when multiple paths are lost concurrently in Windows X
2866772 "Rdrleakdiag.exe -snap" command fails on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2865346 MSDTC service stops unexpectedly in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2862063 Hotfix rollup 2862063 is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Vista SP2 X
2858684 Not all results are returned by file content search from Windows Explorer in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2856657 Splwow64.exe process doesn't end after a print job finishes in the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2856310 64-bit ODBC application crashes when it configures a statement attribute in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2855028 Svchost.exe process that hosts the RasMan service crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2853952 Loss of consistency with IDE-attached virtual hard disks when a Hyper-V host server experiences an unplanned restart X X
2851868 "0x0000003B" Stop error when you use the DFSR service on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer X
2851323 Windows Explorer does not display all network computers in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2848576 Variant data type is overwritten after you use a Visual Basic script to call an RDS component in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2847635 The number of ifXTable entries does not match the number of ifNumber objects in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 as defined by the SNMP MIB agent X
2847346 Svchost.exe running NSI service leaks memory and non-paged pool memory leak Tag NSpc X
2846960 Error when you open a SharePoint Document Library in Windows Explorer or map a network drive to the library after you install Internet Explorer 10 X
2846340 Duplicate friendly names of network adapters are displayed in Windows X X
2843376 Chkdsk tool incorrectly reports exFAT volume file system as corrupted in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2833914 "Interactive Logon: Smart card removal behavior" Group Policy setting doesn't work as expected in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X X
2833001 Wmiprvse.exe process crashes when you run a WMI script on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2831206 DFS network path goes offline in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 when Transparent Caching Group Policy setting is enabled X
2831013 User receives SMB change notifications from a subfolder that the user does not have permission to access in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X X
2829589 Message Queuing service freezes when queue size increases in Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2826910 Secondary dump data is limited to 256 MB in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2823655 Searchindexer.exe consumes lots of memory in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2823180 Update is available for Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 SP2 X
2821230 "0x80100065" error when you call the SCardConnect function in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 X
2815853 RPC service crashes on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based COM client X
2812416 You cannot schedule a File Management task accurately in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Server 2012 X X
2809808 Takes longer than expected to log off from a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based RDS server remotely X
2808679 Update that protects from internal URL port scanning is available for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 X X
2807831 Memory leak occurs in the Lsass.exe process on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2801662 "0x000000C4" Stop error when you run the WDF Fault Injection Logo Test in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2800422 "0x00000034" Stop error and file corruption when you burn a Live File System formatted disc in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2798787 Name of Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are displayed incorrectly in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2797789 You cannot overwrite an exported event log file by using the Wevtutil.exe tool in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 X
2797749 Explorer.exe process may crash after you add custom properties to a .doc file in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2796764 The "New" option in the shortcut menu is missing for the root folder of a redirected drive in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2796725 Wireless Hosted Network feature does not work in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2789430 Isnscli.exe incorrectly displays IPv6 address information that is from a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2-based iSNS server X
2787046 Task that is created by using the "AT" command is not deleted after it is executed in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2786667 Validate simultaneous failover test fails when you run cluster validation tests on a multi-node failover cluster that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2786454 Incorrect source IP address is returned in the SNMP response in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 X X
2782558 DNS settings of a DHCP reservation revert to the settings at the scope level in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 X
2780130 "0x00000027" Stop error when you try to use a redirected smart card to log on to a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based remote computer X
2778863 RD Gateway service crashes on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2777201 SQL Server 2012 service shuts down unexpectedly upon availability group replica role transition on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster X
2775511 An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2769121 802.1X authentication fails on a Windows 7-based or Windows 2008 R2-based computer that has multiple certificates X
2768523 "0x0000007E" Stop error after you configure a computer to host a web service in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2768494 You cannot log on to a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer after you disable AES encryption for Kerberos authentication X
2767652 Shadow copy storage area is created on the wrong disk when you create a volume snapshot of a CSV by using VSS in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2765546 Icons are not displayed correctly on the taskbar in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2761217 An update is available to add the Calibri Light and Calibri Light Italic fonts to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2760730 Description of an update rollup that resolves interoperation issues in Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2752183 You cannot migrate a Hyper-V virtual machine from a non-Bulldozer-based computer to a Bulldozer-based computer in Windows Server 2008 R2 (AMD Only) X X
2743155 Application crashes when it uses the BitmapImage class to optimize images in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2740562 Lsass.exe process crashes when an application uses an incorrect CredGroup object to call the SpAcceptLsaModeContext function on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2740317 You can’t use IXSSO to query an Index Server catalog after you install hotfix 2698365 in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2740180 Performance Monitor or a PDH function takes longer than expected to collect performance data on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2736782 You cannot save a file by using the Save method of a Recordset object in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2718841 "0xc0000005" error message and Windows Explorer stops responding on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2712561 "0x000000D1" Stop error when you run a Windows Logo Kit 1.6 common scenario test in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2712286 1101 error code when you run an esentutl /g command on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer X
2708857 RDX cartridge disks are not recognized correctly in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2707589 You may not receive correct rich error information when a COM application encounters an error in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2707157 WebIO component uses its own DNS cache to resolve an FQDN in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2705759 Live migration fails when you perform a live migration of a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2698957 Hibernation feature does not work on certain HP Proliant computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2685893 Error messages after you change the 2047 character limit in an environment variable on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows 7,  Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2685088 The screen saver grace period does not work as expected if the period exceeds 60 seconds on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2680906 Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2675612 SUA utilities end unexpectedly when you use them together with wildcard characters in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2670838 Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X
2653312 Audio file sounds distorted after you convert the sample rate in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2652029 Computer name is displayed in the wrong language in the "Devices and Printers" Control Panel item in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2646060 An update that selectively disables the Core Parking feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available X
2639077 Handle leak in Svchost.exe when a WMI query is triggered by using the Win32_PowerSettingCapabilities class in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2635500 Issues when you try to display a large TIFF file that contains multiple pages by using Windows Photo Viewer in Windows Vista, in Windows 7,  in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2615327 You cannot cancel a shrink operation on a volume in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2614892 A computer stops responding because of a deadlock situation in the Mountmgr.sys driver in running Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2607047 Event ID 4114 and Event ID 4008 are logged in the DFS Replication log in Windows Server 2008 R2 X
2591462 A boot LUN can be disabled if it is claimed for use with MPIO in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 X X
2559392 The List Running Processes test fails when you run the Failover Cluster Validation Wizard on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based cluster node X X
982018 An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available X X

 

By the way, fantastic work for all those involved, and you know who you are, that pushed to get that Post-SP1 rollup out.  That rollup can be applied to Windows 7 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2.  If nothing else, I highly recommend 2775511 be evaluated as an across-the-board standard for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  There will continue to be fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 until they reach end of support, so I may append the list above as I come across new fixes that are very important.

Thank you for reading.

Sincerely,

Robert M. Smith
Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

 

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome blog! Any new ones we need to lookout for Robert?

  2. Mohan says:

    Superb effort, very much useful and appreciated.
    Would you be able to keep it updated every 1 or 2 months?

  3. Kevin says:

    Is 2775511 still relevent?
    Or would applying in 2015 affect the updates that have been applied since?

  4. Islem says:

    Any new updates?

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