Fix for KB976902 What is this update   4 comments

Windows 2008 R2 SP1 is now in beta and on the web are the first leaked beta builds but remember you don’t know if the source is OK.

just wait for a few day’s weeks for the real thing. below is a quoted post from the windows server blog and an installation overview but one question is there what is this update 976902 and why is it not online.

NOW it is online

Article ID: 976902 – Last Review: January 25, 2011 – Revision: 5.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976902

Update information

Updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software are included in this update. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. This update is necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to install this update on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other previously released updates.

Update removal information

You cannot remove this update. 

Update information

Updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software are included in this update. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. This update is necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to install this update on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other previously released updates.

Update removal information

You cannot remove this update.Building on our commitment to provide customers with

Building on our commitment to provide customers with the right technologies to virtualize their IT environments, today we’re announcing that the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 will be released by the end of July. We’ve posted on the contents of SP1 before, but the beta release will be the first time you’ll be able to actually get your mitts on the new code. In case you missed our earlier post, here’s a recap:

SP1 will be a joint release for both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. From the server side, we’ve included two key new features:

Dynamic memory is an enhancement to Hyper-V in R2 and allows IT administrators to pool all the memory available on a physical host and dynamically distribute it to virtual machines running on that host as necessary. That means based on changes in workload, your VMs will be able to receive new memory allocations without a service interruption. For a deeper look at Dynamic Memory check here.

RemoteFX is the latest addition to Microsoft’s desktop virtualization stack. Using this new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, you’ll be able to deliver an even richer and more user-transparent desktop virtualization experience. RemoteFX functions independently of any graphics stack and supports any screen content, including rich content like Silverlight or Flash. It also enhances the end-user’s hardware experience with support for USB redirection. Because it uses virtualized graphics resources, RemoteFX works on a wide array of target devices, which means you can deploy it over both thick and thin client hosts and a wide variety of network configurations. For some more information on RemoteFX check here.

Source :http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2010/06/07/coming-soon-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-beta.aspx

But if you have the bits you can install the beta it is an easy setup Next , Next and I agree ;-)

image  And you are ready to go with the hyper-v dynamic memory and more.

But you can also use the Windows update Server for this.

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First you see an update K976902 but what is this update If you look in the XML you see the KB from the support site but no info there infact the page is not there . In time the page will be there I guess.

<> File overview

assembly xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3″ manifestVersion=”1.0″ description=”Fix for KB976902″ displayName=”default” company=”Microsoft Corporation” copyright=”Microsoft Corporation” supportInformation=”http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=976902″ creationTimeStamp=”2010-06-04T05:04:12Z” lastUpdateTimeStamp=”2010-06-04T05:04:12Z”>
    <assemblyIdentity name=”Package_for_KB976902″ version=”6.1.1.16562″ language=”neutral” processorArchitecture=”amd64″ publicKeyToken=”31bf3856ad364e35″/>
    <package identifier=”KB976902″ applicabilityEvaluation=”deep” releaseType=”Update” restart=”possible” selfUpdate=”true” permanence=”permanent” psfName=”Windows6.1-KB976902-x64.psf”>

image  If you look in the windowsupdate.log you see this

<> Windows update.log

2010-07-05    09:30:36:805    1000    7c0    Report    REPORT EVENT: {2BC8037A-D5AA-4992-B902-8A2A6D4DB23A}    2010-07-05 09:30:05:652+0200    1    183    101    {7599B82A-8F9A-4ADA-9D0E-7DABCAA87B9D}    101    0    AutomaticUpdates    Success    Content Install    Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64-based Systems (KB976902)
2010-07-05    09:30:36:805    1000    714    AU    >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {B8821183-1838-42A8-978F-23676C3B9B41}]
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So tested the deployment of SP1 manual or with WSUS no problem there.

But make sure your source is correct do not use leaked files you never know who changed the files.

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Posted July 7, 2010 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows 2008 R2

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4 responses to “Fix for KB976902 What is this update

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  1. Despite the title of this post, it, ironically, doesn’t explain what KB976902 does and the update has been pushed out via Windows Update to everyone. Since this page is the #1 search result for “KB976902″ and you are a Microsoft MVP, you might want to get on Microsoft’s case about the lack of documentation on KB976902. It has been called the “Black Hole Update” by various bloggers and people are concerned. Please edit this blog post and provide more information. Thanks.

    – Concerned

    Concerned Citizen
  2. Ok this fix should not be there it is only there for the RC , just to make sure that the SP1 is installed. In the RTM the fix wiil not be there. Microsoft will change this so no promlems or spy software it is just a tempory hot fix.

  3. Updated the content.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976902

    Description of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software feature update

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