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.

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