SHA-2 code signing support update for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008: March 12, 2019

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Notice


This security update was released March 12, 2019 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This security update was updated May 14, 2019 to add support for Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Summary


This update introduces SHA-2 code sign support for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

For more information, see the following articles:

How to get this update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Note This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, see the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

More information


Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

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

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

Improvements

This update also includes the following improvements:

  • Further hardening of infrastructure files that are used by the Windows Update and Microsoft Update client.
  • A more secure communication channel between the service and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update client has been added.

References


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software 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.

Windows Server 2008 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.