Cumulative Update 2 for Host Integration Server 2013

Applies to: Host Integration Server 2013

The cumulative update package for Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013 that is described in the "About this update" section contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of Host Integration Server 2013. We recommend that you apply this update as part of your regular maintenance routines. Learn about the fixed issues and prerequisites in this update.

About this update

This cumulative update package is a rollup update that contains the following items:
  • All previously released hotfixes for Host Integration Server 2013
  • All the fixes that are included in Cumulative update package 1(CU1) for Host Integration Server 2013

  • Each cumulative hotfix package includes all the product component packages. However, the cumulative update package updates only those features that are installed on the system.
  • We recommend that you test these hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included in the previous Host Integration Server 2013 fix release.
  • We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. This cumulative update does not contain fixes for Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO). Therefore, this update does not apply to stand-alone SSO servers.

Hotfixes that are included in the cumulative update

Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes are released as they become available. For more information about Host Integration Server bugs, view the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Application integration

2955434 FIX: Transaction Integrator always converts PIC 9(1) to 0 regardless of the value that's being returned
2981125 FIX: BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications encounters a data conversion error when it's configured for SSL connection
2985561 Transaction Integrator updated to support IBM IMS V13 in Host Integration Server 2013
2987116 FIX: An HIP service that uses SNA (APPC) stops running when it receives a request from an IBM mainframe app
2995330 Host-Initiated Processing is updated to support multiple sends to a client app that's running on an IBM mainframe

Data integration

2950344 FIX: Incorrect results are passed to the DB2 table in Host Integration Server 2013
2973451 FIX: Blank result sets when you use the BizTalk Adapter for DB2 to call IBM DB2 stored procedures
2977131 Provider for Host Files incorrectly interprets COBOL-signed binary fields
2985734 Inserts and stored procedure calls are processed in reverse order when you use BizTalk Adapter for DB2
2986669 Data Integration features are updated to support IBM DB2 for z/OS V11 and IBM DB2 for Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux V10.5
2990550 BizTalk Adapter for DB2 does not honor the "DB2 SET Registers" commands that are specified in a receive location in Host Integration Server 2013
2993741 "Process Binary as Character=True" no longer returns binary data as string data in Host Integration Server 2013
3002471 FIX: OLE DB Provider for DB2 returns an "inconsistent metadata" error

Message integration

2925059 FIX: A zero-length stream may be passed to a BizTalk Server Pipeline when the MQSC adapter receives an MQRFH2-formatted message from IBM WebSphere
2950815 An update is available that increases the maximum values for the Maximum Batch Size and Maximum Messages in Batch properties for the MQSC Adapter
3008455 FIX: "Failure encountered while attempting to get message from queue" error in MQSC Adapter

Network integration

2848996 IP addresses are sorted in the SNA Service table in an unwanted order
2897925 FIX: IP-DLC link service logs "Invalid internal state detected" events when an IP-DLC connection is active for more than 49 days
2909033 HIS servers randomly log event 705 when clients try to open a sponsor connection
2955433 FIX: SNA Manager does not retain more than 22 entries in an IP Address list for TN3270 LU and LU Pool
2974042 FIX:MSDTC throws an exception in Dbgtrace.dll when you use logical unit Type LU 6.2
2985736 A software update to enable a keepalive mechanism for the TN3270 service is available
2991929 FIX: Event ID 627 when you try to run a 32-bit APPC application on a 64-bit version of Host Integration Server 2013

Session integration

2902675 FIX: Logical unit sessions may display SSCP status and be unusable after a network outage
2949419 FIX: Session Integrator may not decrypt data in Host Integration Server
2954739 FIX: "The Function Management Header returned from the Host contained an invalid Length" error when you use a Session Integrator application

How to obtain the cumulative update

A supported cumulative update package is now available from Microsoft. However, the cumulative update package is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply the cumulative update package only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. This cumulative update package may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next Host Integration Server 2013 service pack. The next service pack will contain the hotfixes that are in this cumulative update package.

If the cumulative update is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you may have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific cumulative update package. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, contact Microsoft Customer Services and Support.

Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the cumulative update is available. If you do not see a certain language, no cumulative update package is available for that language.

Cumulative update package information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013 installed.

If a Readme.txt file is included in this update, see the Readme.txt file for more information about how to install this update.

Restart requirement

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

File information

The English version of this cumulative update package 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.