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Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes
Author - Prajwal Desai

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes – Soon after the release of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Microsoft
released Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hotfixes that addressed some of the major issues in Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Lets look at
what issues do these hotfixes resolve and we will also install them on SCCM 2012 R2.

An update is available for the “Operating System Deployment” feature of System Center 2012 R2
Configuration Manager
This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Issue 1 – After you enable the PXE Service Point role on an instance of a specific distribution point, or you select the Deploy this boot image
from the PXE-enabled distribution point property of a boot image, the Windows Deployment Service (WDS) stops running.
Following are the lines from Windows Application log: (Note:- This problem affects only distribution points that are installed on site servers)

Log File
Faulting application name: svchost.exe_WDSServer, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215dfe3
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.40219.1, time stamp: 0x4d5f034a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000005f61a

.Faulting process id: 0xae4 Faulting application start time: 0x01cec5d767184634 Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\MSVCR100. you may find that the download takes longer than it did in previous versions of Configuration Manager 2012 clients. You may see this behavior when the target client is running Windows PE or a full Windows operating system Download Hotfix Installing Hotfix (KB2905002) Log in to the machine where the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is installed. You will see the setup wizard Software Update for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Click on Next. Click I accept these license terms and click on Next.dll Issue 2 – When operating system image files are downloaded to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 clients. extract the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2905002-X64-ENU) that you have downloaded and run the hotfix file.

After the prerequisite check is done click Next. This hotfix will install the update for the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. Click on Next. .

. Click on Next.The hotfix also creates packages which can be deployed to other configuration manager systems. click on Next. The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2905002-server update-Site Code.

The name of the update package for CM clients(x86 and x64 respectively) would be KB 2905002. .x64 client update-Site Code. Click on Next. Click on Next.The name of the package for CM consoles would be KB 2905002-console update-Site Code.x86 client update-Site Code and KB 2905002.

You can view the setup log file by clicking on View Log. Click on Next.On Setup Summary page click on Install. The hotfix is installed successfully. .

.Click on Finish. The hotfix setup log file.

Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. click on Software Library. expand Overview. On the right hand side of console you will see the packages that were created by this hotfix. expand Packages and click on Configuration Manager Updates. expand Application Management. .

extract the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2907591-X64-ENU) that you have downloaded and run the hotfix file. Click I accept these license terms and click on Next. This problem does not affect per-computer variables that are defined for existing clients. Download Hotfix Installing Hotfix (KB2907591) Log in to the machine where the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is installed. This update applies only to Primary sites. Click on Next. .Per-computer variables for imported computers are not read in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Per-computer task sequence variables that are defined for imported computers are filtered out of client policies. This prevents the variables from being read during task sequence execution. You will see the setup wizard Software Update for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2907591-server update-Site Code. . Click on Next.This hotfix updates only for Site servers that run SMS provider. Click Next.

Click Next.Click on Install. .

. In the below screenshot we see a new package KB 2907591 – server update-IND has been created. expand Overview. click on Software Library. expand Application Management. Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. expand Packages and click on Configuration Manager Updates.Click on Finish. On the right hand side of console you will see the packages that were created by this hotfix.