The November 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 includes cumulative improvements in reliability in the .NET Framework 4.6 and the .NET Framework 4.6.1. We recommend that you apply this quality rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the "Prerequisites" and "Restart requirement" sections.
Quality and reliability improvements
ADO.NET issue resolved
Exceptions may be thrown in SqlClient during the prelogin handshake process or during MARS communication when a received TDS packet size is smaller than expected. Prelogin handshake errors will manifest as an OverflowException, and MARS errors will manifest as a generic "Physical connection is not usable" exception.
Note This update also contains cumulative updates that were released previously starting from October 11, 2016.
CLR issue resolved
When an application uses unaligned block initialization, for example, from managed C++, the code generated on AVX2 hardware has an error. As a result, if the JIT uses a register other than xmm0 for the source, an incorrect encoding will be used.
WPF issue resolved
Assume that a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application includes a D3DImage control. You start the application, change both the size and the content of the image, and then run the image with software rendering. For example, you run the application through Remote Desktop. In this situation, memory leak occurs.
How to get this update
This update is available from Windows Update, as an Optional update.
To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
To apply this update, you must have the .NET Framework 4.6 or 4.6.1 installed, as appropriate.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this update if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you close all .NET Framework-based applications before you apply this update.
This article applies to the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2012 R2
that have the following .NET Frameworks installed:
the .NET Framework 4.6
the .NET Framework 4.6.1