An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
This is a collection of the various updates we kept (we being PFEs who do WDRAP in particular) and Yong Rhee published for us, like http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2012/02/19/list-of-performance-hotfixes-post-sp1-for-windows-7-sp1.aspx.
This is now a Rollup for Enterprises. It is not in Windows Update, but is in the Catalog here:
Most customers should see a minute or more reduced from boot, and a more peppy system, as a result.
This was a great collaborative effort amongst CTS, WINSE, PFE and MCS. A huge thanks to everyone involved.
Can you explain what you mean about the caveats around roaming profiles? There are no contraindications listed in the KB article?
It seems we are getting this as a mini service pack and not getting Win7SP2, if so, what are the plans to progressively roll this out? Will this show up in WSUS in a couple of months if there are no customer reports of problems?
Does this rollup include KB2663418 and KB2705233 ? - i'm assuming 'yes' from the version numbers but they are not in the list.
Hey guys, Jonathan, updated my article, bottom line is test functionality of the rollup. This is a tremendous benefit to enterprise customer environments and is basically the 'secret PFE sauce' from countless WDRAP engagements world wide. It should be tested to make sure your environment can see the benefits, but overall should be a great improvement in stability, performance and reliability.
Paul, Yes, there are a LOT of fixes included in this.
Does anyone know if you need restart the domain controllers after applying the patch? install on my windows 7 workstation and didn't ask me to restart?
Hello Steve, I am surprised it didn't require a restart on 7, should have. I would anticipate a restart on any install of this.
ESRI report that this Hotfix causes issues with ArcGIS.
WiseFaq, thanks for the comment. I've forwarded it to the PM who owns 2775511.
Hi Jeff/MS, can you confirm :
1) Should this be installed on machines that already have all MS updates installed. Does this have any benefits for machines that have all updates installed ?
2) If I am doing a fresh/virgin installation from Win7 SP1 media, should I apply this roll-up immediately after installing Win7-SP1, or should I install motherboard/hardware drivers first ? And if it "doesn't matter", which would you recommend/prefer ?
Thanks for your help
b) Yes it does. These updates are not part of Windows Updates.
2) I'd Apply SP1 then 2775511. MB/hardware drivers are irrelevant in this scenario. Personally when I build out my machine at home I apply Windows, then Hardware drivers so everything works, then Windows Updates.
Note some of these fixes (a few of them really) require the server(s) the host connects to have the fix also (think SMB and networking here). This rollup is really oriented at orgs that have WMI queries in GPOs, GPPs pushing stuff, etc. Home users, it'll make things more stable but might not see much positive impact.