List of Storage related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to Windows Server 2012 R2

 
Originally published Jul. 2014.  Updated Jul. 2014.

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?

noteNote: Some updates are required only under certain circumstances

Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com/  for the latest version of the different files.

Note 2:  These are not available in Windows Update.

Note 3:  You can download them without entering your e-mail address and captcha if you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have a http://premier.microsoft.com/  account.

Note 4:  Carefully review the list and decide which might be applicable to your unique environment.

Note 5:  Test in your test and your quality assurance environment.

 

2911037 Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer freezes during startup when the system hive has to be recovered

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911037

Update(s):

Ntoskrnl.exe  6.3.9600.16468

 

2964438 Sparse files are highly fragmented on a Windows 8.1-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2964438

Update(s):

Ntfs.sys  6.3.9600.17120

 

Supersede(s):

               2963918 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER when you copy a read-only volume by using the CopyFileEx function in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

2958029 I/O error 0xC0000427 when you perform initial backup in Data Protection Manager to a fully deduplicated .vhdx file

2928562 Event 55 when you copy an encrypted folder to EFS shared folder in Windows

               2913695 OffloadWrite is doing PrepareForCriticalIo for the whole VHD in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host

               2904100 On-demand virus scan freezes in Windows

 

2967162 Update to fix restart problems after you install update rollup 2919355 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967162

Update(s):

Storport.sys  6.3.9600.17122

 

Supersede(s):

2908783 Data corruption occurs on iSCSI LUNs in Windows

 

2977283 You cannot bring a volume online when snapshot protection mode is enabled in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2977283

Update(s):

Volsnap.sys  6.3.9600.17211

 

Supersede(s):

2929869 CSV snapshot file is corrupted when you create some files on the live volume in Windows

 

2926792 Stop error 0x18 when you run the CHAOS test on a Windows 8.1-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2926792

Update(s):

Partmgr.sys  6.3.9600.17086

 

2957560 Windows freezes or loses cluster disk reservation during a stress test in iSCSI initiator

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2957560

Update(s):

Msiscsi.sys  6.3.9600.17090

 

Supersede(s):

2908783 Data corruption occurs on iSCSI LUNs in Windows

 

2916860 Disconnection between storage and node in a Windows Server 2012 R2-based or Windows Server 2012-based cluster environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2916860

Update(s):

Msdsm.sys  6.3.9600.17088

 

2869606 The LUN for a storage device is lost when multiple paths are lost concurrently in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2869606

Update(s):

Mpio.sys  6.3.9600.16523