Servicing stack update for Windows Server 2008 SP2: July 14, 2020

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) make sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

This update also addresses an elevation of privilege vulnerability that exists when the Windows Modules Installer improperly handles file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain elevated privileges. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Modules Installer properly handles file operations. For more information, see CVE-2020-1346 | Windows Modules Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.

Important Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update 

This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.  

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Windows Server Update Services

This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


To install Windows Server 2008 SP2 updates released on or after July 2019, you must have the following required updates installed. If you use Windows Update, these required updates will be offered automatically as needed.

Important You must restart your device after you install these required updates.

Restart information 

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

Servicing stack updates (SSUs) make changes to how updates are installed and cannot be uninstalled from the device.

Update replacement information 

This update replaces the previously released SSU update KB4562031.

File Information

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.


For information on SSUs, see the following articles:

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