Available Updates for Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

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This article summarizes the available hotfixes and updates for issues that can occur in Remote Desktop Services for Windows Server 2012 R2 environments.

For Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services updates, please see KB2601888
For Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services updates, please see KB2821526

Many of the updates listed below are already included in the normal Windows Update monthly rollups. Please select the 'Recommended Updates' Windows Update setting to obtain these.

NOTE: If you believe you are experiencing an issue listed below, install just the hotfix for that specific issue or use the monthly rollups option as mentioned above.

The hotfixes and updates are arranged by component areas within Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2 environments and could also apply to Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 Remote Desktop Clients.

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General OS Updates

2978367 Remote Desktop session freezes when you run an application in the session in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

2958375 Slow screen update in Lync 2013 when you share application or desktop in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

2928492 Cannot connect to remote applications hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer

Device Redirection

2967077 A network printer is deleted unexpectedly in Windows

2895698 Users who have the remote audio setting enabled cause the RD Session Host servers to freeze intermittently in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


2959626 Reliability improvements for Remote Desktop Session Host and RemoteApp

2925336 Shortcut menu items flicker as you move the mouse pointer over them in a RemoteApp in Windows

Remote Desktop Connection (Mstsc.exe)

2964833 Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 cannot connect over DirectAccess to a Remote Desktop Session Host server farm

2930340 Ctrl+Alt+Insert Remote Desktop keyboard shortcut doesn't work in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

2916266 Mstsc.exe crashes when you print a large document from an RDS session

Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

2908810 Memory and deadlock issues for the RD Virtualization Host and RD Connection Broker role services in Windows 8.1 

2908809 Virtual machines are not enumerated on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based Hyper-V server that is running in a VDI deployment

Remote Desktop Web Access

2957984 The rdgiskdcproxy:i:1 property cannot be set for the remote apps that are hosted by RD Web Access on Windows Server

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Article ID: 2933664 - Last Review: September 8, 2014 - Revision: 12.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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