April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

About servicing stack

The servicing stack includes the files and resources that are required to service a Windows image. This includes the Package Manager executable, the required servicing libraries, and other resources. The servicing stack is included in all Windows installations.

Issues that are fixed in this update

Update 2819745 installation fails when you try to upgrade to Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 by installing update 2819745 on a read-only domain controller (RODC) in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Cause

This issue occurs because the Protect object from accidental deletion option is enabled on the domain root object. Therefore, the installation of the update cannot proceed.

Known issues for this update

Restart stuck on "Stage 3 of 3"

After you install update 3020369 together with other updates, a restart may be required to complete the installation. During this restart, you may find yourself stuck on "Stage 3 of 3."

If you encounter this issue, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to continue to log on. This should occur only one time and does not prevent updates from installing successfully.

An update installation fails after you install update 3020369

When you install update 3020369 together with other updates, you may encounter a timing issue that causes the update tried immediately after you install update 3020369 to fail.

This issue only affects the update tried immediately after update 3020369. As soon as update 3020369 is installed, another try to install the failed update should be successful.

Note In managed environments, such as by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), you can avoid either of these issues by deploying this update as a stand-alone update.

How to obtain this update

Important Do not install a language pack after you install this update. If you do, the language-specific changes in the update will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:



Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2Download Download the package now.
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2Download Download the 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
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

Note This update contains support that's required in order to successfully install security update 3042058. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 

3042058 Microsoft security advisory: Update to default cipher suite priority order: May 12, 2015

To install this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.
File information

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3020369 - Last Review: Dec 24, 2015 - Revision: 1

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