Fri, Jan 10 2014 23:15
SMBKitchen: Yes Virginia we do want to patch our HyperV
Yes you do want to patch and reboot the hyperV parent. Microsoft is getting out of their service pack mode and into a faster cadence of updates that come out in the form of update rollups.
Once upon a time Microsoft released service packs. In this day and age of Windows 8/Server 2012 they are now releasing in a faster 'cadence' and thus it's update rollups that they release now. It's imperative in HyperV to review the updates and don't pass on them. Several of them have some key hotfixes for HyperV deployments.
Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013:
That one in particular includes Matthew Muirhead's bug:
2896800 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2896800/ ) Hyper-V guest OS does not shut down when you restart the host computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1
Don't wait for and don't expect Service packs. Microsoft now has these update rollups which are operating system bug fixes. You'll see one every month.
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