Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based Failover Clusters

Below is the list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that describe the currently available fixes. Most of the updates will apply to computers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system. Some updates, like KB 976424, may be needed on computers running the Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 operating system if they are present in the environment.

Windows Server 2012

Date added Knowledge Base Article Title Component Why we recommend this hotfix
2/27/2013 2813630 Virtual machine enters a paused state or a CSV volume goes offline when you try to create a backup of the virtual machine on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster Failover Cluster Service, CSV Filter and NTFS.sys This hotfix prevents a CSV failover by fixing an underlying issue in NTFS and by increasing the overall resilience of the Cluster service and CSV during expected pause states. To avoid CSV failovers, you may have to make additional changes to the computer after you install the hotfix. Available for individual download.
1/23/2013 2803748 Failover Cluster Management snap-in crashes after you install update 2750149 on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster Failover Cluster Management snap-in Resolves a crash in the Failover Cluster Management snap-in after update 2750149 is installed on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster. Available from Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center.
11/13/2012 2770917 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: November 2012 Multiple Improves clustered server performance and reliability in Hyper-V and Scale-Out File Server scenarios. Improves SMB service and client reliability under certain stress conditions. Install update 2770917 by using Windows Update in order to receive the cumulative update as described in KB 2770917.
11/13/2012 976424 Error code when the kpasswd protocol fails after you perform an authoritative restore: “KDC_ERROR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN” KDCSVC Install on every domain controller running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to add a Windows Server 2012 failover cluster. Otherwise Create Cluster may fail when attempting to set the password for the cluster computer object with error message: CreateClusterNameCOIfNotExists (6783): Unable to set password on <ClusterName$> This hotfix is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Here’s the link to the original article on the  Microsoft website.

Citrix Knowledge Center Top 10 – August 2012

Citrix Support is focused on ensuring Customer and Partner satisfaction with their products. Here are the Top 10 viewed Knowledge Center article per group for August 2012.

Top 10 Technical Articles

Article Number Article Title
CTX130002 How to Change the Registration Port for XenDesktop 5 Desktop Delivery Controller and VDA
CTX129229 Recommended Citrix and Microsoft Hotfixes for XenApp 6 and Windows Server 2008 R2
CTX129082 Application Launch Fails with Web Interface using Internet Explorer 9
CTX132875 Citrix Receiver Error 2320
CTX804493 Users Prompted to Download ICA File, Launch.ica, Instead of Launching the Connection
CTX105793 Error: Cannot connect to the Citrix server. Protocol Driver Error
CTX124164 Issues Fixed in XenApp, XenDesktop, and Component Technologies
CTX134191 Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – Access Gateway VPN Client Fails
CTX101644 Seamless Configuration Settings
CTX133037 Citrix Receiver 3.2 – Issues Fixed in This Release

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Recently released Citrix hotfixes

Here’s an overview of recently released hotfixes from Citrix.


LIMITED RELEASE – Hotfix Rollup Client (Version 13.1.100) for Citrix Receiver for Windows 3.1 – English

LIMITED RELEASE – Hotfix Rollup Client (Version 13.0.100) for Citrix Receiver for Windows 3.0 – English

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Citrix Top 10 for 2011

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Citrix has published a top10 for a range of Citrix products, software and documentation. I’ve put all those separate Top 10″s in this post. With each Top10 there’s a link to the original post.

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Recommended hotfixes for SCVMM 2008R2

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here’s a list with hotfixes you should implement on your System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 enviroment. With the information is a link to the fixes. Continue reading “Recommended hotfixes for SCVMM 2008R2”

Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2

The latest Hyper-V service packs, updates, and hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 are listed here in chronological order.

Last Updated: April 27, 2011

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Updates that are available on Windows Update are indicated, as well as the download location for those that are available at the Microsoft Download Center. These updates and hotfixes can help avoid some known issues and may save you a support call.
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