Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: October 9, 2018

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise More

Summary


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Key changes include:

Install this servicing stack update before installing the latest monthly security update to mitigate a known issue where a monthly security update installation fails, and you receive a 0x8000FFFF error.

Microsoft strongly recommends you always install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest monthly security update. Installing servicing stack updates (SSU) ensure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft security fixes.

Known issues for this update


Restart stuck on "Stage 2 of 2" or "Stage 3 of 3"

After you install update 3177467 together with other updates, a restart may be required to complete the installation. During this restart, you may find yourself stuck on "Stage 2 of 2" or "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.

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.


Restart stuck on

FAQ


Q: Should the reclassified version of this servicing stack update be installed when the original version is already installed?

A: Yes, it is recommended to install the reissued servicing stack update, even if the original version has been installed. It is not necessary to remove the original package first.

How to get this update


Microsoft strongly recommends that you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before you install the latest rollup. SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the Rollup and while applying Microsoft security updates.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

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

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update replaces the previously released update 3020369.

Status


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

References


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

For more information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information



File information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.