The August 2016 update rollup includes improvements and fixes for the Windows Server 2012 platform. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.
Improvements and fixes
To learn more about the non-security improvements and fixes in this update, see the "August 16, 2016 – KB3179575" section in Windows Server 2012 update history.
Known issues in this update
After you install this update, you may encounter 0xC0000022 NTLM authentication errors. To resolve this issue, see NTLM authentication fails with 0xC0000022 error for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 after update is applied.
How to get the update rollup
Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.
Method 1: Windows Update
This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.
Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog
To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later versions.
Method 3: Microsoft Download Center
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012
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.
Update detail information
There are no prerequisites to apply this update.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update doesn't replace any previously released update.
File informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file list for update rollup 3179575.
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