After the release of SCCM, Microsoft released many Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hotfixes. These SCCM 2012 R2 hotfixes addressed some major issues in version 2012 R2.
The SCCM 2012 and 2012 R2 have reached the end of support on July 12, 2022. These products will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates.
If you are still using SCCM 2012 R2 or older product versions, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Endpoint Configuration Manager (current branch). Take a look at all the Configuration Manager build numbers and version history and upgrade paths for SCCM.
In this article, we will list all the hotfixes that are applicable for Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Please read the hotfix information carefully before installing it. Let us take a look at issues addressed by these SCCM 2012 R2 hotfixes and the steps to install them.
List of SCCM 2012 R2 Hotfixes
In this section, we will list all the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 hotfixes that have been released so far.
Hotfix KB2905002 for SCCM 2012 R2
The KB2905002 update for SCCM 2012 R2 resolves the following issues:
Issue 1: After you enable the PXE Service Point role on a distribution point, or you select Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point property of a boot image, the Windows Deployment Service (WDS) stops running. This problem affects only distribution points that are installed on site servers.
The following are the lines from the Windows Application log:
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.dll
Issue 2: When downloading operating system image files to SCCM clients, you may notice that the download takes longer. You may see this behavior when the target client is running Windows PE or a full Windows OS.
Installing Hotfix KB2905002
To install the Configuration Manager hotfix, log in to the SCCM server. Extract and run the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2905002-X64-ENU) file.
On the Welcome screen, click Next.
Select I accept these license terms and click Next.
The setup runs the prerequisite checks to determine if the hotfix is ok to install. In the screenshot below, we see the hotfix prerequisite check complete. Click Next.
Select “Install the update for the Configuration Manager console.” Click Next.
Select the Deployment Assistance options:
- Site servers and computers that run the SMS provider
- Configuration Manager consoles
Specify a package name and program that installs updates for site servers and devices that run the SMS provider. Click Next.
Specify a package name and program that installs updates for the Configuration Manager console. Click Next.
Remember that KB2905002 updates the Configuration Manager clients. Click Next.
Review the settings on the Setup Summary tab and click Install.
The hotfix installation is complete. You can view the KB2905002 setup log file by clicking on View Log. Click Next.
Click Finish. The KB2905002 hotfix installation is complete.
Verify KB2905002 Hotfix Installation
To verify if the KB2905002 hotfix is installed successfully on the SCCM 2012 R2 server, review the hotfix log file. In the log file, the line “Update Setup has completed successfully” confirms that hotfix KB2905002 has been installed.
The Configuration Manager console shows the installation status for SCCM 2012 R2 hotfixes. Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console, click on Software Library. Expand Overview, expand Application Management, expand Packages. Now click Configuration Manager Updates. Here you can find the hotfix installation status.
KB2907591 for SCCM 2012 R2
The hotfix KB2907591 resolves the issue where the 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. This problem does not affect per-computer variables that are defined for existing clients.
KB2907591 applies to primary site servers only. Do not install this hotfix on secondary sites.
Installing Hotfix KB2907591
Log in to the primary site server. Extract the hotfix (CM12-R2RTM-QFE-KB2907591-X64-ENU) that you have downloaded and run the hotfix file. You will see the setup wizard for Software Update for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Click Next.
Accept the license terms for hotfix installation and click Next.
This KB2907591 hotfix only applies to Site servers and computers running SMS provider. Click Next.
The name of the package for CM servers would be KB 2907591-server update-Site Code. Click Next.
Now click Install.
The KB2907591 hotfix installation is complete. Click Finish.
Verify KB2907591 Hotfix Installation
- Launch the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console.
- Go to Software Library, expand Overview.
- Expand Application Management > Packages.
- Select Configuration Manager Updates.
The KB2907591 creates a set of packages in the Configuration Manager console. In the below screenshot we see a new package KB 2907591 – server update-IND.
After the update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot images should be updated.
Update boot images
- Launch Configuration Manager console.
- Click Software Library expand Operating Systems
- Click Boot Images, select the boot image that you want to update.
- Right-click and then select the Update Distribution Points action.