List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

Summary

This article lists the hotfixes that are currently available for users who have installed the Distributed File System (DFS) technologies on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer.

INTRODUCTION

This article lists Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that describe the fixes. If you have installed DFS technologies on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer, we recommend that you review and install the hotfixes that are described in the "More Information" section.

Note The two technologies in DFS are DFS Replication (DFS-R) and DFS Namespaces (DFS-N).

More Information

DFS Namespaces

Windows Server 2008 R2

Date added

Knowledge Base Article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Jun/06/2012

2639043

A robocopy command updates DACLs incorrectly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

This hotfix contains the most current version of Robocopy.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 7, Windows 7 SP 1, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.

Sep/28/2014

2761922

DFS namespace folders are deleted after you restart a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfssvc.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.

Jan/07/2015

3000483

MS15-011: Vulnerability in Group Policy could allow remote code execution: February 10, 2015

This client-side hotfix contains the most current version of dfsc.sys.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows 7 SP 1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 installed.

Windows Server 2008

Date added

Knowledge Base article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Jan/13/2015

2688074

An access violation occurs on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfssvc.exe.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

Jan/07/2015

3000483

MS15-011: Vulnerability in Group Policy could allow remote code execution: February 10, 2015

This client-side hotfix contains the most current version of dfsc.sys.

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

DFS Replication

Windows Server 2008 R2

Date added

Knowledge Base article

Title

Why we recommend
this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Oct/11/2014

3002288

DFSR service freezes when it calls a method on a Windows-based server

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrs.exe for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Note: For 2008 R2 (RTM) apply: 2725170

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Jan/21/2012

2663685

Changes that are not replicated to a downstream server are lost on the upstream server after an automatic recovery process occurs in a DFS Replication environment in Windows Server 2008 R2

This hotfix adds the ability to enable or disable automatic recovery of DFSR databases via a registry value in Windows Server 2008 R2. (StopReplicationOnAutoRecovery )

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Nov/18/2009

975763

DFS Replication does not use Remote Differential Compression (RDC) when replicating very large files on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

If you have a version of dfsrs.exe installed that is newer than 975763, you do not have to install this hotfix. However, you must still enable the registry change (RpcContextHandleTimeoutMs) that is specified in 975763 for the new behavior to take effect.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

May/21/2013

2851868

"0x0000003B" Stop error when you use the DFSR service on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrro.sys for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Jan/19/2010

979564

The DFS Replication Management Pack shows alerts for cluster network names that are in the “healthy” status on a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrclus.dll for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Nov/18/2012

2780453

Event ID 4114 and Event ID 4008 are logged in the DFS Replication log in Windows Server 2008 R2

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsmgmt.dll for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SP1.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Windows Server 2008

Date added

Knowledge Base article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Jan/23/2013

2387778

You find a very large increase in the DFS Replication backlogs

This hotfix contains the most current version of Dfsrs.exe for Windows Server 2008 SP2.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

Mar/16/2014

2951098

Event ID 137 is logged when you back up the system state in a 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008

This hotfix contains the most current version of Ntfs.sys for Windows Server 2008 SP2.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

Mar/18/2011

2525064

Ntfs.sys driver takes a long time to mount a large volume in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

This hotfix contains the most current version of Ntfs.sys for Windows Server 2008 SP1.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.

Feb/02/2009

962969

Error message when you run Dfsradmin.exe to set membership properties in Windows Server 2008: "The property MemberSubscriptionReadOnly cannot be used"

This hotfix resolves an issue with setting membership properties by using the Dfsradmin.exe command line tool.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.

DFS Replication - Sysvol Migration

Date added

Knowledge Base article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Jan/11/2010

978994

Error message when you try to migrate the SYSVOL share from the FRS to the DFSR service in a Windows Server 2008 domain: "The parameter is incorrect"

This hotfix contains the most current versions of Dfsrdiag.exe and Dfsrmig.exe for Windows Server 2008 SP2.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.

Feb/12/2009

967326

Data loss occurs after you use the Dfsrmig.exe tool to migrate the SYSVOL share from the FRS to the DFSR service in a Windows Server 2008-based domain

This hotfix contains the most current versions of Dfsrdiag.exe and Dfsrmig.exe if you do not have Windows Server 2008 SP2 installed.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 installed. This hotfix is available for individual download and is included in Windows Server 2008 SP2.


Robocopy

Windows Server 2008 R2

Date added

Knowledge Base Article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Mar/12/2012

2680906

Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

This hotfix contains the most current version of robocopy.exe.

Robocopy can be used to pre-seed data for new replicated folders and is also used during the migration of Sysvol from FRS to DFSR.

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed.

Windows Server 2008

Date added

Knowledge Base article

Title

Why we recommend this hotfix

Hotfix type and availability

Mar/06/2012

2646454

Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

This hotfix contains the most current version of robocopy.exe.

Robocopy can be used to pre-seed data for new replicated folders and is also used during the migration of Sysvol from FRS to DFSR.

To install this hotfix, you should have Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. This hotfix is available for individual download.



DFS related Registry keys that have been introduced with hotfixes or security updates:

Date

Knowledge Base article

Registry

01/21/2012

2663685

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFSR\Parameters\StopReplicationOnAutoRecovery

11/18/2009

967326

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFSR\Parameters\Settings\RpcContextHandleTimeoutMs



References

For more information about currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2003 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

958802 List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2003 R2



For more information about currently available hotfixes for the File Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2473205 List of currently available hotfixes for the File Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2


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