Some three years ago I wrote a blog about how to quickly verify if your clustered Hyper-V host was conforming to the list of hotfixes as maintained by the Hyper-V and Cluster teams. The original blog and script was published by Cristian Edwards and there have been several updates to improve the script as Cristian describes in his blog.
Last April I got a tweet from Jay Weier who read my blog and informed me that he had updated the accompanying XML files for Windows Server 2012 R2 based on the official support articles. So with some delay ….
While I was building out a few new Hyper-V hosts I found your script. It provided a great framework to quickly check installation status on a number of hosts. Since the XML for 2012 R2 was out of date I decided to update it with all of the hotfixes listed at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2920151. I’m not sure if this is the most complete list but it is the most complete list I could find on TechNet. I’ve always thought the lack of a master hotfix/update list is an unnecessary weakness of Hyper-V.
Thanks for the nice framework. I’m guessing I will keep updating the XML files as I encounter additional updates/hotfixes that prove to be beneficial.
Jay provided an update for both the Hyper-V and Cluster update XML file based on these lists:
You can find the script with the latest XML files here.
Thanks for the update Jay!