In search of hotfix for WHS 2011


  1. Posts : 3
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    In search of hotfix for WHS 2011


    I've been running WHS 2011 to backup my system for a number of years w/o any issues. I recently built a new W10 system and added that and it was working just fine. However I decided to add OPTANE to speed up my data drive which meant I also needed to convert my system & data drive from MBR to GPT. All that got pulled off just fine and the system is working great. However I now apparently need to apply an older hotfix to the WHS 2011 server to support backing up GPT partitions and I am unable to locate it anywhere as it's no longer on the Microsoft support site and the KB article results in a 404.

    It should be here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2781272

    Any download links from other references result in a timeout so I'm guessing it's long gone. I've done some poking around but haven't had any luck in locating an alternative source and it seems like all the old WHS support forums have gone bye-bye so I'm looking for suggestions (preferably other than moving off WHS 2011.)
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Your WHS 2011 was 3 years old when the test version of Windows 10 came out so it's quite possible for some programs to be discontinued rather than spend the resources needed for keeping up with new OSes. A couple of cases in point, DayTimers DTO 2000 Organizer program and the popular Classic Shell start menu which finally was released to Open Source for others to work on. Also involved is the total lack of support for 16-bit programs in Win10 although I have one program for our church library that will run if NOT using the installer it comes with.
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thanks for the response.

    I do realize WHS 2011 is getting long in the tooth and there's no more support. However the hotfix for GPT was released in 2013 and pertained to Windows 8 at the time as GPT was becoming more and more popular due to the increase in HDD > 2TB in size.

    So far I've been reluctant to update my main computer to W10 but finally bit the bullet. I was quite happy with it in MBR mode but OPTANE seemed like a good idea at the time so unless I want a lot more work to undo things (which I don't) I'd really like to find the hotfix somewhere.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    See the following to make System Partition FAT32 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...24839(v=win.10)

    Client backup fails on a computer that is connected to a Windows-based server that has a UEFI hotfix installed https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-windows-based

    See the following to request the hotfix. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ed-computers-t
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  5. muchomurka's Avatar
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    - Download from this location: https://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/WHS%2...tl_x64_zip.exe
    - Extract using 7zip
    - Install Windows6.1-KB2781272-x64.msu

    Or if you have trouble downloading from MS server (certificate error):
    https://ulozto.net/!r0gORvXEB3Ba/459...tl-x64-zip-exe
    Last edited by muchomurka; 05 Nov 2018 at 06:53.
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  6. Posts : 3
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    Thanks to bro67 and muchomurka for the help.

    I was able to DL the correct version for WHS and get it installed. Once the additional update was automatically installed I was able to complete the initial backup on my GPT based system and the automated backup ran successfully this morning. All I need to do now is update the Launchpad on my Win 7 system to make sure it still works correctly.

    Again, thanks for the quick responses and all the help.
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  7. Posts : 1
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       #7

    That hotfixv4 link no longer works. Anybody know of a new location for this fix?
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  8. z3r010's Avatar
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    Try this - Wayback Machine
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