Description of the Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4459933)

Applies to: .NET


This update for Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes cumulative reliability improvements in .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2. We recommend that you apply this update as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites and Restart requirement sections.

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Quality and reliability improvements


  • Updates the following Venezuela currency information:
    • Currency symbol is changed to “Bs.S”
    • English currency name is changed to “Bolívar Soberano”
    • Native currency name is changed to “bolívar soberano”
    • International currency code is changed to “VES”

These changes affect the “es-VE” language locale.

  • Updates Japanese dates that are formatted for the first year in an era and for which the format pattern uses “y”. The format of the year together with the symbol "元" is supported instead of using year numeral 1. Also, formatting day numbers that include "元" is supported.

1 Common Language Runtime (CLR)

Additional information about this update

For more information about this update as it relates to Windows Server 2008 SP2, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4467227 November 2018 Preview of the Quality Rollups for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4467227)

4467243 November 2018 Security and Quality Rollups for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 (KB 4467243)

4462503 October 2018 Preview of the Quality Rollups for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 (KB 4462503)

How to get this update

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 get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Microsoft Update Catalog

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

Windows Software Update Services (WSUS)

On your WSUS server, follow these steps:

  1. Select Start, select Administrative Tools, and then select Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0.
  2. Expand ComputerName, and then select Action.
  3. Select Import Updates.
  4. WSUS opens a browser window in which you may be prompted to install an ActiveX control. You must install the ActiveX control to continue.
  5. After the ActiveX control is installed, you see the Microsoft Update Catalog screen. Type 4467227 in the Search box, and then select Search.
  6. Locate the .NET Framework packages that match the operating systems, languages, and processors in your environment. Select Add to add them to your basket.
  7. After you select all the packages that you require, select View Basket.
  8. To import the packages to your WSUS server, select Import.
  9. After the packages are imported, select Close to return to WSUS.

The updates are now available for installation through WSUS.


To apply this update, you must have .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 or 3.0 SP2 installed.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update replaces previously released update KB 4458614.

File information

The English (United States) version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and 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 times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

How to obtain help and support for this update