Cumulative update package 4 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

INTRODUCTION

Cumulative update package 4 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server is available. This update package resolves several issues and adds several features that are described in the following "More Information" section.

This cumulative update includes all the fixes that were included in cumulative update package 3 for AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2787717 Cumulative update package 3 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

More Information

Issues that are fixed in this update

Hosting issue

The monitoring and persistence services do not display a green icon in the Windows Server AppFabric Configuration Wizard

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have installed AppFabric 1.1 on the computer.

  • You configure the monitoring and persistence stores.

  • You install one of the following cumulative update packages:

    • Cumulative update package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

    • Cumulative update package 2 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

    • Cumulative update package 3 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

In this scenario, the monitoring and persistence services do not display a green icon in the Windows Server AppFabric Configuration Wizard.

Caching issues

Issue 1: The local cache feature of AppFabric Caching may not work correctly

The local cache feature of AppFabric Caching does not work correctly in some scenarios. Objects from the local cache are evicted aggressively.

Cause

Memory pressure-related eviction is based incorrectly on virtual bytes.

Resolution

After you apply this hotfix, local cache memory pressure-related eviction is changed to be based on private bytes.

Issue 2: High Availability Caching feature is not enabled on Windows Server 2012 Standard SKUs

The High Availability Caching feature in Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 works only on Windows Server Enterprise SKUs. However, Window Server 2012 does not have an Enterprise SKU.

This fix enables the High Availability feature in Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows to also work on Windows Server 2012 Standard SKUs.

How to obtain cumulative update package 4 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

Cumulative update package information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must have AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server installed. Additionally, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed.

Restart requirement

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

File information

The English version of this cumulative update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

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