We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new update release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included in the previous BizTalk Server 2013 R2 update release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent BizTalk Server 2013 R2 update release.
Important information about the cumulative update package
- Each cumulative hotfix package includes all the component packages. However, a cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.
- All new hotfixes that were released for BizTalk Server 2013 R2
- Some hotfixes for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 and BizTalk Server 2010
- Other fixes that improve the product
Hotfixes that are included in cumulative update package 6 for BizTalk Server 2013 R2The Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes are published as the hotfixes become available. For more information about the BizTalk Server issues, go to the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
BizTalk Server Adapter
How to get cumulative update package 6 (CU6) for BizTalk Server 2013 R2BizTalk Server uses a cumulative update (CU) model for providing fixes and updates. Each cumulative update includes new updates in addition to all the updates that were included in previous cumulative updates. We recommend testing and then applying the latest CU to all BizTalk environments.
All new fixes are publicly released in the upcoming cumulative update. Stand-alone fixes may be provided before the next cumulative update if the reported problem is very important, has a significant business effect, and doesn't have a workaround. If stand-alone fixes are provided, they require the latest released cumulative update as a prerequisite.
Download CenterThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see how to obtain Microsoft support files from online services .
Cumulative update package information
PrerequisitesTo apply this cumulative update package, you must have BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installed.
Note To apply the corresponding hotfixes for the following components, you must have the following components installed:
- Microsoft UDDI Services 3.0 (this is included on the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation disk)
- Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications (also known as BizTalk LOB Adapters)
- Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator
Important The cumulative update package is a unified package that contains both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (amd64/x64) files. To install the update correctly, run the Setup.exe file. Never run other files, such as .msp files, directly.
Note An improved hotfix installer is used in the cumulative update package. When you install the cumulative update package, the installer displays a list of the installed features that are updated and the number of fixes for each feature.