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Where to find hotfix 2781272 for backing up GPT partitions?

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  • 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 a 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.
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:08 PM

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  • As the OP I did get the hotfix installed and it solved the immediate  problem.

    However the longer term fix for me was to replace the aging WHS v1 and WHS 2011 servers I was running by building a new server and installing Windows Server Essentials 2016. I was able to set it up with the clients just as a member of the workgroup so all the clients basically remain unchanged. I was also able to install Lights-Out so the system really does behave as it did in the WHS environment.

    I've been running this way for 3 months or so with no issues and also using Plex as the media server.

    • Marked as answer by tgmorris99 Monday, April 1, 2019 12:53 PM
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:52 PM

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  • Hivb

    not sure if this links still live

    page-not-available-httpssupportmicrosoftcomenushotfixkbhotfixkbnum2781272kblnenus

    Roy


    • Edited by torchwood Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:50 PM
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:49 PM
  • hi,
    Unfortunately, I also can not find it .If you can not find hotfix 2781272 you will still need MBR partition for backup although it slow .Then  use WHS2011 until retirement.
    There is no security update patch for WHS2011.you can also search some update in this website.

    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=server%202011






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    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:13 AM
  • I have a 162MB file you might be interested in!

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Thursday, November 8, 2018 10:17 PM
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    Monday, November 12, 2018 1:54 AM
  • Hi Phil,

    I would love to get a copy of the file you mentioned.  I now have a need to back up a GPT disk.  How can I get it from you?  Thanks!

    Monday, November 12, 2018 1:58 PM
  • Hello,

    I'm also looking for the hotfix 2781272 file. Could you set is somewhere public ? Or also send it to me?

    Thank you!

    Kind regards.

    Monday, November 12, 2018 4:04 PM
  • If someone were to provide a public space I could put it there.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Monday, November 12, 2018 9:13 PM
  • Hello Phil,

    I've created an ftp @ ftp://web.server.mh.be/

    user: hotfix

    passwd: thankyou8!

    I did not fnd a way to send you a personal message. Reply if the file is copied, then I'll remove the FTP account and make it accesseble via a webaddress.

    Kind regards,

    Mtjs.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:03 AM
  • Your wish is my command!

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:07 PM
  • Hello Phil,

    Thank you for the file. But is seems to be an .msu file and I don't find wusa.exe on the windows home server (and hfx.exe is not included in the file). My windows Home Server does not have a version in the 'general' information, it is just called Windows Home Server. For what version of windows home server is this hotfix? :)

    Kind regards,

    Mtjs.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:02 PM
  • WHS2011 - as far as I am aware, the UEFI Hotfix was only ever available for this version. Ver in a command prompt shows Version 6.1.7601 and System in Control Panel shows Windows Home Server 2011 - sounds as though you have the original and in which case you are out of luck.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.


    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:48 PM
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    Friday, November 16, 2018 10:37 AM
  • I seem to be out of luck. :) Thanks for the effort!
    Monday, November 19, 2018 4:38 PM
  • mtjsWin,

    Can you make that file available to me?  I am running WHS 2011 so I believe that hotfix will work for me.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:17 PM
  • I tried it today.  The FTP site created by MTJS still has, and is serving, Hotfix 2781272.  To down load, you need to set up an ftp shortcut in Windows 10. It  takes only a minute or two. I used this link to learn how to set up FTP download in Windows 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acb2PglprUw

    Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:00 AM
  • As the OP I did get the hotfix installed and it solved the immediate  problem.

    However the longer term fix for me was to replace the aging WHS v1 and WHS 2011 servers I was running by building a new server and installing Windows Server Essentials 2016. I was able to set it up with the clients just as a member of the workgroup so all the clients basically remain unchanged. I was also able to install Lights-Out so the system really does behave as it did in the WHS environment.

    I've been running this way for 3 months or so with no issues and also using Plex as the media server.

    • Marked as answer by tgmorris99 Monday, April 1, 2019 12:53 PM
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:52 PM