CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2

To those of you who have been faithful to BizTalk Server 2013, I have great news! CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2 is here!

This update applies to BizTalk Server R2: Branch, Developer, Enterprise, and Standard.

Before installing this update, make sure your computer meets the pre-requisites necessary to use the CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2 update. Please use the following link to make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements: 4091110 – Update adds support for TLS 1.2 protocol in BizTalk Server

Hotfixes for BizTalk Server 2013 R2 are enclosed in the new CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

Hotfixes should always be tested prior to their deployment in a production environment.

I would also suggest applying the latest BizTalk Server 2013 update release. Because the builds are cumulative, every new update includes the hot fixes and security updates included in previous BizTalk Server 2013 R2 releases.

Things to have in consideration about the CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2

Every CU hotfix package contains all the package elements. Nevertheless, a CU package updates exclusively the elements that exist in the system.

Note – View article number 2555976 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the latest service pack or CU Package for BizTalk Server.

Note – You may experience issues if you run incompatible versions. If you use the MQSeries adapter, MQSAgent.dll must be updated on the IBM WebSphere MQ server to the same cumulative update level that’s on BizTalk Server.

To do this, make sure that you run the same cumulative update setup on the IBM WebSphere MQ server.

Hotfixes that are included in CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2

Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes are published as the hotfixes become available. For reference, follow the table below to locate information regarding specific BizTalk Server issues.

BizTalk Server Adapter

KB article number Description
4038892 FIX: System.NullReferenceException error in WCF-SAP adapter when it receives an incoming tRFC in BizTalk Server
4038896 FIX: NullReferenceException error when you receive IDOC through NCo SAP adapter in BizTalk Server
4045575 FIX: MQSeries adapter can’t receive large messages and causes high CPU and network traffic in BizTalk Server
4054240 BizTalk Server Adapter for MQSeries writes thousands of event log entries when no MQSeries queue exists


BizTalk Server Setup and Configuration

KB article number Description
4052528 FIX: HTTP Send ports may stall after network disruption


BizTalk Server General

KB article number Description
4091110 Support for TLS 1.2 protocol in BizTalk Server


BizTalk Server Runtime, Pipelines and Tracking

KB article number Description
4093149 FIX: BAMAlertsApplication log grows very fast in short time interval in BizTalk Server


How to get CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2

Click here to download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

Click here to see how to download Microsoft support files.

CU Package 8 – BizTalk Server 2013 R2 information


To apply this CU package, you must have BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installed.

Note – To apply the matching hotfixes, you must have the following components installed:

  • Microsoft UDDI Services 3.0 (this is included on the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 installation disk)
  • Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications (also known as BizTalk LOB Adapters)
  • Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator

If a Readme.txt file is included in this cumulative update package, see Readme.txt for more information about how to install this update.

Note – The cumulative update package is a unified package that contains both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (amd64/x64) files. To install the update properly, run the Setup.exe file. Never run other files, such as .msp files, directly.

Note – An improved hotfix installer is used in the cumulative update package. When you install the cumulative update package, the installer will display a list of the updates and fixes for each feature.

Restart requirement

Don’t forget, you must restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package. Enjoy!


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