Windows Server 2012 update history

Release Date:

4/11/2017

Version:

Windows Server 2012

Learn all about the security and non-security updates that are published for Windows Server 2012 through Windows Update. These updates address issues and improve the overall reliability of the operating system.


On the left side of this page, there is a reference to all of the updates that have been released for this version of Windows. We recommend installing all updates for Windows that are available for your device. Installing the most recent update means you get all of the previous updates, as well, including important security fixes. 

Current status of Windows Server 2012

For the most up-to-date information about Known Issues for Windows and Windows Server, please go to the Windows release health dashboard.

Notes and messages

General 

IMPORTANT Starting in July 2020, all Windows Updates will disable the RemoteFX vGPU feature because of a security vulnerability. For more information about the vulnerability, seeCVE-2020-1036 and KB4570006. After you install this update, attempts to start virtual machines (VM) that have RemoteFX vGPU enabled will fail, and messages such as the following will appear:

If you re-enable RemoteFX vGPU, a message similar to the following will appear:

  • “The virtual machine cannot be started because all the RemoteFX-capable GPUs are disabled in Hyper-V Manager.”

  • “The virtual machine cannot be started because the server has insufficient GPU resources.”

  • "We no longer support the RemoteFX 3D video adapter. If you are still using this adapter, you may become vulnerable to security risk. Learn more (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2131976)”

As of February 11, 2020, Internet Explorer 10 is no longer in support. To get Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 Embedded Standard, see KB4492872. Install one of the following applicable updates to stay updated with the latest security fixes:

  • Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012.

  • Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8 Embedded Standard.

  • The November 2020 Monthly Rollup.

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