List of Failover Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012

List of Failover Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012

The latest Failover Cluster service packs, updates, and hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 are listed here in chronological order.

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Last Updated: March 16, 2013
Originally published: January 27, 2013


These updates and hotfixes can help avoid some known issues and may save you a support call.
A hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in the article. You should not apply the hotfix if you have not seen the symptoms.
noteNote:A catch 22, do you install it to try preventing the problem from occurring or do you only install it if you see the problem and have an outage?

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Note: Some updates are required only under certain circumstances, as noted in the table.

Q.  What's the difference between the KB Recommended hotfix article for "Failover Clusters" and this list?
      2784261 Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based Failover Clusters
      http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2784261

A.  The KB 2784261 article is the official list by our Supportability Program Managers for Failover Cluster.  That applies to everyone.
This technet wiki post, is every single "Failover Cluster" hotfixes that we have shipped since Windows Server 2012 RTM'ed (also known as gold or shipped).

KB Article Required? Applies to: Availability
2869923 The Physical Disk resource for a Cluster Shared Volume may not come online during backup
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2869923
 Maybe  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix
2870270 Update that improves cloud service provider resiliency in Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870270

(Replaces the hotfix that is described in KB article 2848344)
 Yes  Windows Server 2012   Hotfix
2838669 Update that improves cluster resiliency in Windows Server 2012 is available
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2838669

(This obsoletes KB2813630 - Superseded by KB2848344)
 Yes  Windows Server 2012   Hotfix
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
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2813630

(This obsoletes KB2799728, that caused massive memory leaks)
 Yes, if you have Hyper-V installed.  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix
2796000 You cannot create a cluster file share on a third-party disk resource in Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2796000

(Install with 2795997 and 2795993 below)
 Maybe  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix
2795997 UI is displayed incorrectly when you right-click a third-party disk resource in the Available Storage area in Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2795997
 Maybe  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix
2795993 New Share Wizard does not start when you try to create a cluster file share on a third-party disk resource in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=2795993
 Maybe  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix
976424 Error code when the kpasswd protocol fails after you perform an authoritative restore: "KDC_ERROR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976424
 Maybe  Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
 Hotfix
2803748 Failover Cluster Management snap-in crashes after you install update 2750149 on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2803748
 Yes  Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
 Update
2838043 Can't access a resource that is hosted on a Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2838043
 Maybe
 Windows Server 2012
 Hotfix
2848344 Update improves cluster resiliency in Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2848344

(This supersedes KB2838669/KB2796995/KB2824600  - Superseded by KB2870270)
 Yes  Windows Server 2012
 Hotfix
2838664 - A hotfix that enables SQL Server availability groups support in Windows Server 2012 is available
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2838664
 Maybe  Windows Server 2012  Hotfix

Also, you may want to see the:

List of Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2008.list-of-cluster-hotfixes-for-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

List of Failover Cluster related hotfixes post SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2011/05/22/list-of-failover-cluster-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-hotfixes.aspx

List of Failover Cluster related hotfixes post RTM for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2011/05/22/list-of-failover-cluster-windows-server-2008-r2-rtm-hotfixes.aspx

List of Failover Cluster related hotfixes post Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2011/06/12/list-of-failover-cluster-related-hotfixes-post-service-pack-2-for-windows-server-2008-sp2.aspx

List of Failover Cluster related hotfixes post Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 SP1
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2012/03/10/list-of-failover-cluster-related-hotfixes-post-service-pack-1-for-windows-server-2008-sp1.aspx 

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  • Yagmoth555 edited Revision 14. Comment: good article :) linked it on windows 2012 portal & added a tag for that matter. thanks :)

  • Denis Dyagilev edited Revision 13. Comment: removed kb2848344 — superseded by kb2870270

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 12. Comment: Added 2869923, gave more supersedence information for some KBs, added note to 2796000

  • Denis Dyagilev edited Revision 11. Comment: added KB2870270  

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 10. Comment: Added KB2838664 for SQL Server 2012 AG support

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 9. Comment: Removed duplicate row, added supersedences

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov edited Revision 8. Comment: Added some hotfixes

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov edited Revision 7. Comment: added support.microsoft.com/.../2838043

  • Alexey Zhuravlev - G14 edited Original. Comment: Typo: fixed

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  • Alexey Zhuravlev - G14 edited Original. Comment: Typo: fixed

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  • Is 2813630 included in 2838669?  If so is installing 2838669 sufficient?

  • Add another one to the list:

    support.microsoft.com/.../2824600

    Addresses CSV issue.  Last updated on 5/13/13.

    Consider the following scenario: •You enable the Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) feature on a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster.

    •You create a virtual machine on a CSV volume on a cluster node.

    •The CSV volume does not support the Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) feature.

    •You start the virtual machine.

    •You try to create a backup of the virtual machine on the CSV volume by using the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

    In this scenario, one of the following issues occurs: •The backup is created. However, the virtual machine enters a paused state.

    •The CSV volume goes offline. Therefore, the virtual machine goes offline, and the backup cannot be created.

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov edited Revision 7. Comment: added support.microsoft.com/.../2838043

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov edited Revision 8. Comment: Added some hotfixes

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 9. Comment: Removed duplicate row, added supersedences

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 10. Comment: Added KB2838664 for SQL Server 2012 AG support

  • File kb 2796995 kb 2813630 kb 2838669 kb 2848344 kb 2870270 kb 2869923

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    Clussvc.exe - 6.2.9200.20623 6.2.9200.20686 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20767

    Csvfs.sys - - 6.2.9200.20686 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20767

    Fssagent.dll - - 6.2.9200.20682 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Kernelbase.dll 6.2.9200.20596 - 6.2.9200.20682 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Ntfs.sys - 6.2.9200.20623 6.2.9200.20684 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20736 -

    Rdbss.sys - - 6.2.9200.20685 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Srv2.sys - - 6.2.9200.20685 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Witness.dll - - 6.2.9200.20685 6.2.9200.20712 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Kernelbase.dll - - - - 6.2.9200.20712 -

    Vhdmp.sys - - - - - 6.2.9200.20767

  • Denis Dyagilev edited Revision 11. Comment: added KB2870270  

  • ClaudioG64 edited Revision 12. Comment: Added 2869923, gave more supersedence information for some KBs, added note to 2796000

  • Denis Dyagilev edited Revision 13. Comment: removed kb2848344 — superseded by kb2870270

  • Yagmoth555 edited Revision 14. Comment: good article :) linked it on windows 2012 portal & added a tag for that matter. thanks :)

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