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This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2. Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2.

Issues that are fixed in this update rollup

  • Continuous WebJobs stop and do not restart until a tenant logs on to the Windows Azure Pack Portal. This is resolved by enabling the AlwaysOn feature of the website. You can do this by using the Set-WebsitesSiteConfig PowerShell cmdlet, and by passing 1 (true) or 0 (false) to the AlwaysOn property, as in the following example:

    Set-WebsitesSiteConfig -Name "ExampleSite" -AlwaysOn 1

    Note The AlwaysOn property is enabled on Dedicated instances. By default, it is not enabled on Shared instances.

  • You cannot switch deployment slots by using "OnPrem" cmdlets. Support is added for Get-WebSitesSlotsDifferences, New-WebSitesSiteSlot, and Switch-WebSitesSiteSlots in Windows Azure Pack Web Sites.

  • Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server and Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server are now preinstalled on workers.

  • Monitoring for websites fails after you upgrade to Update Rollup 6 or Update Rollup 7.

  • When a Worker instance is removed, the Front End role maintains a stale copy of the connection string and tries to reset the connection string periodically.

  • "HTTP 404" or "Not Found" status response code is returned when hostnames are stored in Unicode.

  • A time-out occurs when you query a large metering usage database if the database table has more than 3 million records.

  • Option to use an external file server is restored for new installations. The External file server option is improved to enforce storage quotas while removing problems that interact with many different storage devices and new storage technologies on Windows Server. This includes Scale-Out File Server (SOFS).

    Note To configure this option during controller configuration, select the "Use an external file server" option when you select the file server type.

Framework and Component Updates included in this update rollup

Updates to the .NET Framework:

  • The .NET Framework 4.5.2 Developer Pack

  • MS Build Tools 2015

  • The .NET Framework 4.6

  • The .NET Framework 4.6 target packs

  • VC14 C++ Runtime

NodeJS new versions installed:

  • 0.12.2

  • 0.12.3

  • 0.12.6

  • 4.0.0

  • 4.1.0

  • 4.1.2

  • 4.2.1

  • 4.2.2

  • 4.2.3

  • 5.0.0

  • 5.1.1

NPM new versions installed:

  • 2.11.2

  • 2.14.2

  • 2.14.3

  • 2.14.4

  • 2.7.4

  • 2.7.6

  • 2.9.1

  • 3.1.0

  • 3.3.12

  • 3.3.6

  • 3.3.9

  • 3.5.1

How to obtain and install Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2

Download information

Update packages for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2 are available from Windows Update or by manual download.

Windows Update

To obtain and install an update package from Microsoft Update, follow these steps on a computer that has an Operational Manager component installed:

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, double-click Windows Update.

  3. In the Windows Update window, click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.

  4. Click Important updates are available.

  5. Select the Update Rollup package and then click OK.

  6. Click Install updates to install the update package.

  7. Wait for the WebSites Management Console snap-in to appear on the desktop. (This is also searchable through the Start menu.) Then, follow these steps:

    1. Open the console.

    2. Start the websites controller.

    3. Monitor the roles upgrade process.

Microsoft Update Catalog

The update packages are available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

Download Download the Windows Azure Pack update package now.

Installation and upgrade instructions are documented in the Start the installation of Windows Azure Pack Websites topic on the Microsoft TechNet website. These instructions describe how to upgrade to Update Rollup 9 for Windows Azure Pack Web Sites version 2. Notice that the installation and upgrade process changed significantly in Update Rollup 6. Therefore, please take the time to review the documentation.

There is additional guidance provided at this link to monitor the upgrade and to check the upgrade status.

Because of the changes that were made to the data stores in addition to the executable, this update cannot be rolled back.

Files that are changed

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