Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 New Cumulative Enterprise Hotfix Rollup Released

Microsoft has released a series of updates that aggregate a number of hotfixes released since Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 into one spot. Note that this spot is not Microsoft Update _or_ WSUS.

Normally for hotfixes we would have to link into each hotfix’s download site and go through the e-mail return with password protected ZIP archive (in most cases) process for _each_ hotfix contained in this one update set.

To get the updates we are required to step out of our normal update routines and download them from the Windows Catalogue site.

  1. Go to the Windows Update Catalogue site.
    • Note for users running as Standard User a UAC with admin credentials will be required due to a plug-in requesting install rights.
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    • IE10 on Win8 with Compatibility mode enabled ends up with:
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  2. Type 2775511 in the Search field and click Search.
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  3. We can then add the required update download files to our “Basket”.
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  4. Click the View Basket link.
  5. Click the Download button.
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  6. Click the Browse button and choose a folder to download the updates to.
    • A UAC Prompt will happen at this point.
    • Though, Win7 with IE9 seems to have stalled at this point on our download attempts. :(
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  7. We ended up needing to Run As Admin and elevating Internet Explorer when starting the browser before we finally saw this:
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    • But, then we get this:
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Oh well, we tried Win8 with IE10, Win7 with IE9, and Win7 with IE8 with all failing.


We tried Run As Admin with UAC via the domain admin account to start all of the IE versions on each OS and still hit a roadblock.

We shall try again later. :(

Once we do have the files we will be able to see about how we will deploy them at client sites.

Hat Tip: Susan Bradley the SBS Diva

Philip Elder
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PK said...

I guess this makes Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 even less likely.

That said, it's better to have this than nothing at all.

IL said...

You can also import updates in WSUS directly from MS Update Catalog which makes updates delivery automated ;)