March 2017 Preview of the Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 (KB 3217124): March 21, 2017

Applies to: Windows Server 2012.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Introduction


This March 2017 Preview of the Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 includes cumulative improvements in reliability in the .NET Framework 3.5.  We recommend that you apply this quality rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the "Prerequisites" and "Restart requirement" sections.

Quality and reliability improvements


  • For SQL

    Exceptions may be thrown in SqlClient during prelogin handshake processing or during MARS communication when a received TDS packet's size is smaller than expected. Prelogin handshake errors will manifest as an OverflowException, and MARS errors will manifest as a generic "Physical connection is not usable" SqlException.

How to get this update


For Windows Server 2012

This update is available by manual download only.

Manual download

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

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have the .NET Framework 3.5 installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you close all .NET Framework-based applications before you apply this update.

Applies to


This article applies to the following:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 when used with:
    • Windows Server 2012