LANDESK Patch News Bulletin: Microsoft has Released an Update for KB761922 to Address DFS Namespace Folder Issues 09-JAN-2015

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    ·                  (January 9, 2015) Microsoft has released an update for KB2761922 to address the following issues. Issue 1:
    Consider the following scenario:
    1,You install the Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
    2,The reparse points that are configured within the default namespace setting represent the corresponding DFS namespace folders on the server.
    3,You restart the server. During the startup process, the system time of the server is changed. For example, when you restart a virtual machine, the system time of the virtual machine is synchronized with the host computer during the startup process.

    Note After the system time is changed, an event that contains the system time before and after the change is logged in the System log.
    In this scenario, the DFS namespace folders may be deleted unexpectedly. Without them, the DFS Namespace client computers cannot request referrals for the DFS namespace folders.

    Issue 2:
    Users cannot access their DFS shares because of DFS links disappearing from root servers within every 30 minutes.
    Microsoft does not provide the official download URL for KB2761922, so please follow below steps to download the patch manually.

    Steps to download the patch:

      1. Go to
      2. Click the "Hotfix Download Available" link to "Agreement for Microsoft Services" page;
      3. Check "I Accept" button;
      4. Enter your email address under "Provide us with your e-mail address, type the characters you see in the picture, and then click Request hotfix.";
      5. You will receive an e-mail with the zipped patch download URLs and the passwords for unzipping the zipped patches;
      6. Download the zipped patches;
      7. Unzip these files with the passwords in the above email and put them into the folder that you store the patches.

    For additional information concerning this update, please click on the More Information at: link near the bottom of this dialogue. Please visit the following page for more details:  



    New Vulnerabilities     

      ·             Vulnerability ID – 2761922v3_MSU_Manual  


    Changed Vulnerabilities     

    ·               Vulnerability ID – N/A    


    New Patch Downloads     

    ·               Windows6.1-KB2761922-v3-x64.msu  


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