Validate Operating System Installation Option test may identify Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation type incorrectly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have some computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Server Core or Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Server Core.
  • You have some other computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that have the Hyper-V role installed.
  • You install the Failover Clustering feature on these computers.
  • You run the Validate Operating System Installation Option test on these computers from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
In this scenario, you do not receive the following important message from the Validate Operating System Installation Option test:
The operating system install type (Full/Core/Hyper-V Server) is not the same for all of the servers.

Cause

This issue occurs because the Validate Operating System Installation Option test may identify the computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core incorrectly.

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain this update

This update is available from the following Microsoft Update website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Additionally, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)must be installed on the computers that are running Windows 7.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update. However, you must restart the Validate a Configuration Wizard.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.1.760 0 . 17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7601.1751411,77620-Nov-201012:32x86
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7601.21690131,07223-Mar-201104:36x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7601.2169015,87223-Mar-201104:36x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7601.21690278,52823-Mar-201104:36x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7601.21690162,30423-Mar-201104:36x86
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7601.21690163,84023-Mar-201104:36x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7601.1751411,77620-Nov-201013:39x64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7601.21690131,07223-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7601.2169015,87223-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7601.21690278,52823-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7601.21690165,37623-Mar-201105:23x64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7601.21690163,84023-Mar-201105:23x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7601.1751411,77620-Nov-201013:39x64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7601.21690131,07223-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7601.2169015,87223-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7601.21690278,52823-Mar-201105:23x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7601.21690165,37623-Mar-201105:23x64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7601.21690163,84023-Mar-201105:23x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size17,704
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:45
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16786_none_24bd2d3d1cf4c916.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,153
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20931_none_2577da1835ee5b9f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,153
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17584_none_26a189af1a1d0254.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,153
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:50
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21690_none_271c5566334658b3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,153
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:50
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16786_none_80dbc8c0d5523a4c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:53
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20931_none_8196759bee4bccd5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:53
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17584_none_82c02532d27a738a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:53
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21690_none_833af0e9eba3c9e9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:53
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size64,818
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:45
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16786_none_24bed1331cf2d212.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20931_none_25797e0e35ec649b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17584_none_26a32da51a1b0b50.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21690_none_271df95c334461af.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size11,324
Date (UTC)24-Mar-2011
Time (UTC)02:45
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2512715 - Last Review: December 27, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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