Summary

This article describes Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. This update package resolves several issues that affect the caching and hosting services that are provided by AppFabric 1.1. For more information about these issues, see the "More Information" section.

This cumulative update includes all the features and fixes that were included in earlier cumulative updates for AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

  • 2932678 Cumulative Update 5 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2800726 Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2787717 Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2716015 Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2671763 Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server


More Information

Issues that are fixed

Issue 1: Caching issue

Under certain rare conditions, a cache item could end up in an inconsistent state. Therefore, the AppFabric Cache service may crash because of an unhandled exception. Examples of such an exception include the following.

Exception 1

System.NullReferenceException at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.MultiDirectoryHashtable.PreProcess(), with the error message “Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”


Exception 2

Microsoft.Fabric.Common.ReleaseAssertException at Microsoft.Fabric.Common.ReleaseAssert.Fail(), with the error message “Operation of type COMMIT_DELETE is not expected to fail during postoperation - System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”


Known issues

When you uninstall any cumulative updates for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1, you may encounter a dialog box that states "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." In this situation, the cumulative update will not be uninstalled. To work around this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Download Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server from here.

  2. Open a command prompt, and then run the .exe file together with the /?'option. For example, run the following:

    WindowServerAppFabricSetup_x86.exe /?

  3. Leave the AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Setup Wizard dialog box (which has many setup commands) open when it appears.

  4. Use Windows Explorer to move to the root folder of the boot drive. You should see a newly created temporary folder that has a randomly generated name, such as C:\ced4e5c208fd0a43edc4a195edfe47.

  5. Copy that temporary directory to a new location, such as to C:\appfabrictempfiles.

  6. Close the AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Setup Wizard dialog box.

  7. When you now try to uninstall the cumulative update and are prompted for the location of the MSI, you can point it to the "packages" subfolder in the copy of the temporary directory that you created (such as to C:\appfabrictempfiles\packages), and the uninstallation process should be successful.

How to obtain Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server package now.
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.

System requirements

Supported operating systems

This update can be applied on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012


AppFabric can be installed on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2


AppFabric can be installed for development and testing on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista SP2


Supported architectures
  • 32-bit (x86)

  • 64-bit (x64)


Permissions requirements

Before you apply this cumulative update, you must have administrative credentials on the computer where plan to you install the software.

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must have the following installed:

  • AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5


Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For supported x86-based versions of Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

DistributedCacheAdministration.psd1

Not applicable

1 KB

12- Feb-2015

20:15

Not applicable

DistributedCacheConfiguration.psd1

Not applicable

1 KB

12- Feb-2015

20:15

Not applicable

DistributedCacheAdministration.psm1

Not applicable

14 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

Not applicable

DistributedCacheConfiguration.psm1

Not applicable

12 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

Not applicable

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll-Help.xml

Not applicable

70 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:26

Not applicable

Setup.exe.config

Not applicable

1 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:29

Not applicable

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Client.dll

1.0.4656.2

175 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Core.dll

1.0.4656.2

823 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Management.dll

1.0.4656.2

107 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Server.dll

1.0.4656.2

435 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Core.dll

1.1.2136.2

127 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Management.Tools.dll

1.1.2136.2

539 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.Web.DistributedCache.dll

1.0.20719.0

67 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.ManagementPS.dll

1.0.4656.2

83 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.ManagementPS.dll-Help.xml

1.0.4656.2

173 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:26

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll

1.0.4656.2

91 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.resources.dll

1.0.4656.2

18 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Configuration.exe

1.1.4656.2

699 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

DistributedCacheAdministration.psd1

Not applicable

1 KB

12- Feb-2015

20:15

Not applicable

DistributedCacheConfiguration.psd1

Not applicable

1 KB

12- Feb-2015

20:15

Not applicable

DistributedCacheAdministration.psm1

Not applicable

14 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

Not applicable

DistributedCacheConfiguration.psm1

Not applicable

12 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

Not applicable

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll-Help.xml

Not applicable

70 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:26

Not applicable

Setup.exe.config

Not applicable

1 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:29

Not applicable

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Client.dll

1.0.4656.2

175 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Core.dll

1.0.4656.2

823 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Management.dll

1.0.4656.2

107 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Server.dll

1.0.4656.2

435 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Core.dll

1.1.2136.2

127 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Management.Tools.dll

1.1.2136.2

539 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.Web.DistributedCache.dll

1.0.20719.0

67 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.ManagementPS.dll

1.0.4656.2

83 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.ManagementPS.dll-Help.xml

1.0.4656.2

173 KB

26- Feb-2015

23:26

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.dll

1.0.4656.2

91 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Configuration.resources.dll

1.0.4656.2

18 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86

Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Configuration.exe

1.1.4656.2

699 KB

27- Feb-2015

14:12

x86


References

For more information, see the following MSDN websites:

Introducing AppFabric 1.1

Connection strings and configuration files

Windows Server AppFabric Dashboard page

Windows Server AppFabric Configuration Wizard

General information about how to configure AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server


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