Archive | April 2014

How to Install the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

The standalone Windows Server 2012 R2 Update comprises of 5 MSU package files that must be installed individually and in a specific order.  Also, before attempting to install these MSU files a prerequisite update must be installed beforehand.

To install the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update manually (i.e. not using Windows Update or WSUS), follow the steps below:

  1. Check if the KB2919442 prerequisite update is already installed? If not download and install it from the following link:
    Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2919442)
  2. Download the standalone Windows Server 2012 R2 Update MSU files
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355)
  3. Install the MSU files in the following order and restart
  • KB2919355
  • KB2932046
  • KB2937592
  • KB2938439
  • KB2934018

I’ve downloaded the files into a single folder and renamed them accordingly so I don’t install them incorrectly:


Note- After each update has completed installing it will prompt to restart, it’s safe to cancel these and restart only after all updates have installed.


Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Standalone Download

The Windows Server Blog has announced the release of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update.  The update can downloaded and installed using the Windows Update feature however most production servers don’t (and should not) have direct access to the internet.  In addition, an issue with WSUS and SSL has been reported and Microsoft have temporarily pulled the plug on delivering this update via the WSUS/ Windows Catalog channel.

I’m working on a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Replica PoC at the moment and these servers don’t have direct access to the internet so I needed a manual way to install the Update.  I spent close to 20 minutes on the web this morning tracking down the download location so to hopefully save others from the same I have included the link below:

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355)

To find out what’s included in the Windows Server 2012 R2 update check out the article post by John Savill on the Windows IT Pro site.

Update 1: PC Pro have posted an article detailing more information about the issue with WSUS