Hotfix 3199763 is available for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

Introduction

Hotfix 3199763 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server is available. This update package fixes several issues for the hosting services that are provided in AppFabric 1.1. For more information about these issues, see the "More Information" section.

This update includes all the features and fixes that were included in earlier cumulative updates for AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

  • 3092423: Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 3042099: Cumulative Update 6 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2932678: Cumulative update 5 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2800726: Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2787717: Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2716015: Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

  • 2671763: Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server


More Information

Issues that are fixed in this update

Hosting issues

Issue 1:

Fixed a memory leak that occurs in specific scenarios. When a dependent service of AppFabric is unresponsive, this results in undisposed objects that accumulate over time. This issue is more noticeable in scenarios where the dependent services have regularly scheduled downtimes that aren't synchronized with the AppFabric server’s downtime.

Issue 2:

Fixed an intermittent crash issue. The scenario requires that the AppFabric server has several dependent services and many persisted workflows. The crash is rare but typically occurs during startup.

Issue 3:

Fixed a crash in the AppFabric Event Collection Service when ETW events that are associated with Workflow Versioning are present. If the Workflow instances that are monitored in the AppFabric Dashboard use Workflow Versioning, ETW events that the Event Collection Service doesn’t recognize may be generated. This causes the Event Collection Service to crash.

Resolution: After you apply this hotfix, the AppFabric Event Collection Service will recognize the new ETW events and won't crash.

How to get this update package for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download Download the package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

This update can be applied on Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

AppFabric can be installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2

AppFabric can be installed for development and testing on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista SP2

Supported Architectures
  • 32-bit (x86)

  • 64-bit (x64)

Permissions Requirements

Before you apply this update, you must have administrative credentials on the computer where you install the software.

Prerequisites

To apply this 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 update package.

References

For more information about AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server, go to the following MSDN website:

Introducing AppFabric 1.1For more information about connection strings and configuration files, go to the following MSDN website:

Connection strings and configuration filesFor more information about the Windows Server AppFabric Dashboard page, go to the following MSDN website:

Windows Server AppFabric Dashboard pageFor more information about the AppFabric Configuration Wizard, go to the following MSDN website:

Windows Server AppFabric Configuration WizardFor more information about how to configure AppFabric, go to the following MSDN website:

General information about how to configure AppFabric 1.1 for Windows ServerFor more information about the terminology that's used to describe Microsoft product updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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