As a part of Patch Tuesday program, Microsoft has released an ultimate collection of hotfixes and updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1. Its a single pack which contains 90 hotfixes focused on performance and stability which were released after Service Pack 1 (SP1) so you can consider it as Service Pack 2 (kind of) for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Basically these hotfixes improve overall performance and system reliability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 based computer system.
According to Microsoft, this hotfix rollup includes following improvements:
Improves the Windows Client Remote File System components such as Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), DFSN client, Folder Redirection, Offline Files and Folders (CSC), SMB client, Redirected Drive Buffering Subsystem (RDB) and Multiple UNC Provider (MUP).
Improves the SMB Service and TCP protocol components.
Improves the processing of Group Policies and Group Policy preferences.
Improves the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) components to reduce the CPU usage and to improve the repository verification performance.
In other words, this hotfix pack will make your Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 based computer system faster and more stable.
According to Microsoft, this hotfix rollup primarily addresses the issues that occur on domain-joined client computers and servers. Therefore, this hotfix rollup is available only from the Microsoft Update Catalog and not from Windows Updates.
Separate hotfixes packs are available for different Windows editions such as:
Windows 7 (32-bit or x86)
Windows 7 (64-bit or x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit or x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Itanium-based systems)
Just go to above mentioned link, select the correct hotfix pack and click on "Add" button. At last click on "View basket" link and then click on "Download" button. It'll ask for a location to download and store the file. Provide desired drive or folder path and start downloading the hotfix pack.
NOTE: The link will only work in Internet Explorer web browser.