Windows Server 2012 RC

A quick heads-up on today’s release of the much-anticipated Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (Datacenter).

You can download the x64 ISO or VHD here.

The Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate is available in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. The VHD is available in English.

For more documentation, consult the Windows Server 2012 RC pages here.

Like with all pre-release bits: it’s not recommended to use this in your production environment, so use them in a lab or testing environment only.

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ForeFront TMG SP2 Rollup 2

A short blog on the ForeFront team releasing Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2.

Here is the article lists the issues that are fixed in Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

2701952 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701952/ ) FIX: "Access is denied" status error when you use a delegated user account to try to monitor services in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
2700248 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2700248/ ) FIX: A server that is running Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 may randomly stop processing incoming traffic
2700806 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2700806/ ) FIX: connectivity verifier that uses the "HTTP request" connection method may not detect when a web server comes back online in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
2705787 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705787/ ) FIX: The Firewall service may intermittently crash when it processes client web proxy requests in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment
2701943 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701943/ ) FIX: Error message when you try to join a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 server to an array: "The Operation Failed. Error code – 0x80070002 – the system cannot find the file specified"
2705829 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705829/ ) FIX: The Firewall service may stop responding to all traffic on a server that is running Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
2694478 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694478/ ) FIX: Dynamic Caching may incorrectly delete recently cached objects from a caching server that is running Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 or Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006

Note that along the lines of products like Exchange, cumulative updates for ForeFront TMG are now also called Rollup instead of Software Update or Update.

You can request ForeFront TMG SP2 RU2 directly from support here.