Hotfix rollup 2908381 is available for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

To apply this hotfix rollup, go to the following knowledge base article and download the correct hotfix rollup:

2926995 Hotfix rollup 2926995 is available for the .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction

This article describes hotfix rollup 2908381 that is available for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information about the issues that the hotfix resolves, see the "More information" section.

This hotfix rollup is available for the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows Server 2012 R2


More Information

Hotfix Information

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

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.

The global version of this hotfix 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.

LDR service branch

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

System.directoryservices.dll

2.0.50727.8602

401,408

21-Nov-2013

22:12

System.dll

2.0.50727.8602

3,203,072

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.8602

4,554,752

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

990,360

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

5,943,960

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Sos.dll

2.0.50727.8602

389,768

21-Nov-2013

22:12

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.8602

4,571,136

21-Nov-2013

22:14

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

1,757,336

21-Nov-2013

22:14

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

10,007,192

21-Nov-2013

22:14

Sos.dll

2.0.50727.8602

486,024

21-Nov-2013

22:14

System.directoryservices.dll

2.0.50727.8602

401,408

21-Nov-2013

22:14

System.dll

2.0.50727.8602

3,203,072

21-Nov-2013

22:14

System.directoryservices.dll

2.0.50727.8602

401,408

21-Nov-2013

22:12

System.dll

2.0.50727.8602

3,203,072

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscorlib.dll

2.0.50727.8602

4,554,752

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscordacwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

990,360

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Mscorwks.dll

2.0.50727.8602

5,943,960

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Sos.dll

2.0.50727.8602

389,768

21-Nov-2013

22:12

Issues that this hotfix rollup resolves

Issue 1:ASP.NET applications that access additional functionality by using the application configuration settings can experience a deadlock at startup.

Issue 2:The NET Framework 2.0 and 3.5 applications will throw a NullReferenceException when they use GetEnvironmentVariable if the registry key does not exist.

Issue 3:DirectorySearcher.FindOne() may throw overflow exceptions when it runs as a 32-bit process that is linked with the LARGEADDRESSAWARE compiler flag and it runs on an 64-bit operating system that is configured to use the 3 GB memory. Applications hosted inside IIS may see this exception as w3wp.exe is compiled as a LARGEADDRESSAWARE application.

This fix makes sure that memory addresses greater than 2 GB are handled correctly.

Issue 4:When an update is being installed, Fusion can access a state where NGEN is called repeatedly. This causes entries in the following registry key keep to grow until the computer freezes:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v2.0.50727\NGenService\Roots
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\NativeImagesIndex

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