Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2-based server clusters

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the hotfixes and the updates that we recommend that you install on each node of a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based server cluster. When you update a Windows Server 2003 SP2-based server cluster, you help reduce downtime. You also help decrease the number of support issues that you experience.

Note We recommend that you evaluate these hotfixes and updates to determine whether they resolve problems in your environment. If you verify that cluster nodes in your environment are affected by the problems that an update or a hotfix addresses, install the hotfix or the update on each cluster node in your environment.

A short summary is included with each hotfix and with each update that appears in the "More Information" section. This summary does not replace the information that is contained in the original Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article for that particular hotfix or update. Use this summary information to help you determine whether a particular hotfix or update applies to the server cluster in question. Before you install a hotfix or an update, we recommend that you review the original KB article that describes that hotfix or that update.

MORE INFORMATION

We recommend that you install one or more of the following Windows Server 2003 hotfixes, depending on your environment.

General hotfixes

Hotfixes that were released after Windows Server 2003 SP2

Hotfix 919117 is recommended to prevent the problem that is documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 932465. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932465 A new physical disk resource does not successfully move to another cluster node on a Windows Server 2003-based server cluster
For more information about hotfix 919117, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919117 A hotfix is available that adds support for GUID partition table (GPT) volumes that are larger than 2 terabytes on a Windows Server 2003-based server cluster
For more information about hotfix 948496, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948496 An update to turn off default SNP features is available for Windows Server 2003-based and Small Business Server 2003-based computers
Hotfix 932755 is recommended for configurations that use a Storport-based storage driver.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932755 An updated Storport storage driver (version 5.2.3790.4021) is available for Windows Server 2003
This article contains an updated Storport driver for use on clusters that use Storport storage drivers.

Note If the update in KB 932755 is installed, you may also need the following updates on some servers:
For more information about hotfix 940015, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
940015 You receive a Stop error message after you install update 932755 on an HP ProLiant server that is running Storport in Windows Server 2003
For more information about hotfix 941276, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941276 A Windows Server 2003-based computer stops responding when the system is under a heavy load and when the Storport driver is being used
For more information about hotfix 935561, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935561 StorPort may not delete zombie LUN objects when a storage adapter is surprise-removed by software in Windows Server 2003
For more information about hotfix 932578, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932578 Event ID 55 may be logged in the System log when you create many files on an NTFS partition on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

Resource-specific hotfixes

Hotfix 934016 addresses a number of issues that may occur when MSDTC is running as a cluster resource.
934016 Availability of Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 2 COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 12

REFERENCES

For more information about recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003-based server clusters that have not been upgraded to Windows Server 2003 SP2, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923830 Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1-based server clusters
895092 Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2003-based server clusters
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948701 The Resource Monitor may crash on a Windows Server 2003-based cluster node that has Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or hotfix 921181 installed

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Article ID: 935640 - Last Review: September 11, 2011 - Revision: 8.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
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