Hey y’all, Mark here with some great news. A massive Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) hotfix rollup for enterprises that includes 90 post Windows 7/2008 R2 hotfixes is available for download. The hotfixes focus on performance (Hooray!) and stability (Hooray again!). There are improvements to the DFSN client, Folder Redirection, Offline Files and Folders, WMI, and SMB client to name a few. There also improvements to Group Policy which gets blamed for pretty much everything when I’m doing a WDRAP. You can read the full list of improvements here.
Few things I want to point out. First, this applies to both Windows 7 SP1 clients and Server 2008 R2 SP1 as seen here. This is how you can take full advantage of the networking updates.
“To take full advantage of this improvement for Windows 7 clients that log on to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers, install this rollup update on Windows 7 clients. Additionally, install this rollup update on the Windows Server 2008 R2 servers that clients authenticate and retrieve user profiles, policies and script data from during the startup and logon process. You can update your environment by installing this hotfix rollup on both clients and servers in no particular order.”
Second, use Xperf to baseline before and after the update is applied. We’ve been talking about Xperf forever here. Use this as an opportunity to really be the hero. Show the improvement that can affect EVERYONE in the enterprise daily. Multiply that by how many work days there are and that is a nice thing to hang your hat on. Not a bad day at the office.
Post in the comments how much time you saved. We love to hear before and after stories.
Finally, as the article states, “We recommend that you apply this hotfix rollup as part of your regular maintenance routine and build processes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 computers.” That does include putting this in your test lab first right? Right? Right!?
Thanks to all the PFEs, CTS and Devs that help collaborate to make this happen. Specifically the Dude Jeff Stokes, BenChrist, and A. Conner for driving this bus.
Direct Download http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB2775511
Update 3/13/13- We received a few questions as to why 2775511 resides exclusively on the Windows Catalog vs WSUS. Windows Catalog distribution allows administrators to distribute the rollup in either WSUS or System Center throughout the enterprise. This allows for increased coverage by companies that are normally refrained from downloading adhoc hotfixes.
Update 3/14/13- Fellow SCCM PFE Michael Griswold has a blog post about importing this into SCCM. If you are having issues take a look at http://blogs.technet.com/b/michaelgriswold/archive/2013/03/13/kb2775511-deployment-for-the-sccm-admin.aspx
Mark “Let’s Not Blame Group Policy Just Yet” Morowczynski
@Leon, grab an xperf trace and see where the audio is giving ya grief...blogs.technet.com/.../how-to-collect-a-trace-for-audio-or-video-problems-in-windows-7.aspx
thanks i'll try this, don't known if i will be able to identify the problem
Leon, I'll give ya a freebie if you want, get a trace I'll take a look at it. Hit me up offline. firstname.lastname@example.org
The fact that this needs a separate post to explain how to deploy with SCCM shows that it should be an optional update in WU. If it is in WU, it can be deployed by SCCM like any other update, without jumping through "import" hoops.
I don't think anybody using SCCM understands the rationalization given in this post.
@ John Murphy
I think it helps if you keep in mind that this is a hotfix rollup. Hotfix being the keyword here. These aren't security updates and it's not a service pack. We know the manual process is inconvenient and we commiserate, but look on the bright side....instead of doing this 90 times for 90+ different hotfixes, you're doing it one time.
I have Windows 7 32Bit, which one to downloaded ?
The one that is not labeled x64 or Itanium is 32 bit.
@Jeff Stokes thank you very for your offer, I have identified a high cpu usage related to audio driver dll the problem was solved after updating realtek audio driver to version 2.70
@Leon rock on! :)
I can't seem to download it with IE10. The two updates get added to the catalog, and then I get a UAC popup, then nothing (after enterring a correct username/password).
Ill need to go to a Win7/IE9 box maybe? (and yes, you can argue that why its important to me if we are on Win8 :-))
Have you tried a different machine? I was able to download this with both IE 10 and IE 9.
It appears one must be logged in as administrator to *download* the update. I've always been a WSUS type guy - this is my first time dealing with the catalog thingy.
When I tried it logged in as admin, it worked well.
I had tried it as a limited user on multiple machines (win7 & win8), and even with enterring an admin password to the UAC prompts, it was no go.
Today (3/19/13) I installed the Enterprise-Hotfix-Rollup KB2775511 and KB2581608 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise incl. SP1 manually.
After the requrired reboot I was wondering that in "Programs and Features / Installed Updates" both hotfixes are "Installed on" 2/12/2012.
Is this normal behaviour and if Yes, why?
It seems that Microsoft is following (even with Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2) his new strategy not to develop Servicepacks in the future but still offering Microsoft (Security / Feature) Updates - I am right?
My first impression of this Enterprise-Hotfix Rollup was very positiv. Faster startup, noticeably faster response of the OS!
I will continue to test for our product environment.
It appears that there are 89 unique hotfixes (not 90) in the list of hotfixes of 2775511, 2610379 is mentioned twice. Is there other hotfix not included in the list?
HP laptop with the SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio v220.127.116.1155 (device manager name) audio driver installed (latest version) - available from Windows Update and the HP website. Known as "ADI SoundMAX AD1984A Audio Driver" on the HP website. Called "AnalogDevices - Audio - SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio" on Windows Update.
Before patch KB2775511 was installed
Mute sound using Windows Mobility Center
After restart sound is still muted
After patch KB2775511 was installed
After restart sound is always un muted – can’t make it stay muted after shutdown/restart
After uninstalling patch
Uninstall the SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio v18.104.22.16855 driver and use the default "High Definition Audio Device" built into Windows 7.
Sound stays muted after restart before and after the patch was installed. Had to hide the driver update on Windows Update to stop it from installing the SoundMAX driver again.