Makeover Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2012 and R2

There are several update lists available on TechNet. Some are curated by the product team and some are kept up-to-date by MVP’s and other people in the community. For easy reference we decided to place a shortcut to these lists in the header of Hyper-V.nu.

The following hotfix and update lists are available:

  • Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2012
  • Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based failover clusters (updated by Cluster product team)
  • Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 R2-based failover clusters clusters (updated by Cluster product team)

Because notably the Windows Server 2012 list had become a bit of a mess, I have rearranged the list, removed outdated or replaced hotfixes and added a sorted date column.

I have also updated the XML file for both Windows Server 2012 and R2 so that you can use a PowerShell cmdlet to quickly scan your Hyper-V hosts if a hotfix or update is installed or not. These files can be downloaded from my OneDrive.

Run the update checker like this:
.\HyperV2012R2UpdatesCheck.ps1 [name host1]

 

 

Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012-based failover clusters

4 Comments

  1. April 2, 2014    

    Actually,

    For Windows Server 2012 R2 KB2894032 should be replaced with KB2903939 and KB976424 says “Install on every domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 R2″

  2. Miha Pecnik's Gravatar Miha Pecnik
    April 13, 2014    

    Is HyperV2012R2UpdatesCheck.ps1 really on your OneDrive, it appears only the non-R2 version of the script is available?

    • April 14, 2014    

      Hi Miha,
      You should find one *.ps1 and two *.xml file in the ZIP.
      I just downloaded and tested the HyperV2012R2UpdateCheck.ps1 after extracting these files to the server disk.
      There is a separate file for WS2012 R2 with Update (top) and WS2012 R2 (bottom).

      Best regards, Hans

      • Miha Pecnik's Gravatar Miha Pecnik
        April 14, 2014    

        Found it, thank you. I was only looking in this blog post, not the provided links.

  1. Script to check updates for Hyper-V hosts and Hyper-V FC | MPGNotes on September 5, 2014 at 10:19

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