Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Hotfix Rollup

This is actually an update that has been around for a while it was actually released in March, but as it is a great update which contains many interesting hotfixes for Windows 7 sp1 and Windows 2008 R2 Sp1. Many still haven’t deployed it so I thought I would write this post. The more I have used it in customer cases, has made me include it in all my master images and deploy it everywhere . The updates that are included a big difference which actually is visible for the end-users as well when it comes to startup times and logon times on their computers.
We should not expect another service pack at least not according to all the rumors, this hotfix rollup could just as well be considered a service pack.

Some of the most important updates that are included are:

  • Group Policy preference item-level targeting does not work for 64-bit versions of Windows 7
  • An update that improves the startup performance of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
  • You may encounter file corruption issues when you use the Offline Files feature to synchronize data in Windows 7
  • Offline files synchronization may not finish on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences do not apply to Internet Explorer 9 in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain environment
  • You experience a long domain logon time in Windows Vista; Windows 7; Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer
  • Unexpectedly slow startup or logon process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7
  • Logon scripts take a long time to run in Windows Vista; in Windows Server 2008; in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Long startup or logon time on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer when you apply a Group Policy preference that has OU filtering
  • Long startup or logon time when no domain controllers are available on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain member computer

If you haven’t deployed it already I strongly recommend it!

The Knowledge Base 2775511 describing the update can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511

The update can be downloaded from the update catalog http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
Type the KB number in the upper right corner:
Win7_enthf

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