Update Rollup for Azure File Sync Agent – July 2019

ID KB4490496
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2019-08-03T00:24:05


<html><body><p>Update Rollup for Azure File Sync Agent – July 2019</p><h2>Introduction</h2><div><div>This article describes the issues that are fixed in theUpdate Rollup for Azure File Sync Agent that is dated July 2019. Additionally,this article contains installation instructions for the update.</div></div><h2>Improvements and issues that are fixed</h2><div><ul><li>Accessing or browsing a server endpoint location over SMB is slow on Windows Server 2012 R2. </li><li>Increased CPU utilization after installing the Azure File Sync v6 agent.</li><li>Cloud tiering telemetry improvements.</li><li>Miscellaneous reliability improvements for cloud tiering and sync.<b></b><br/></li></ul><div><b>Note</b> Update rollups for Azure File Sync Agent are cumulative. Thisupdate includes all the improvements and fixes that were included in theprevious cumulative update.</div></div><h2>More information about this update rollup</h2><div><ul><li>This update is available for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 installations that have Azure File Sync agent version or later installed.</li><li>The agent version of this update rollup is</li><li>A restart may be required if files are in use during the update rollup installation.</li></ul></div><h2>How to get and install this update rollup for the Azure File Sync Agent</h2><div><div>Update rollups for the Azure File Sync Agent are availablefrom MicrosoftUpdate and by manual download.</div><div><br/></div><div><b>Notes</b> </div><div> </div><ul><li>If the Azure File Sync agent is not currently installed on a server, use the agent installation package on the Microsoft Download Center. The agent installation package on Microsoft Update and Microsoft Update Catalog is intended for agent upgrades only.</li><li>To update existing agent installations, run AfsUpdater.exe (located in the agent installation directory) or download and install the update from Microsoft Update or Microsoft Update Catalog.</li></ul><div><b>Microsoft Update</b></div><div><b><br/></b></div><div>To get and install an update package from MicrosoftUpdate, follow these steps on a server that has Azure File Sync agentinstalled:</div><div><br/></div><div><b>Server 2016 andServer 2019</b></div><ol><li>Click <b>Start</b>, and then click <b>Settings</b>.</li><li>In Settings, click <b>Update & Security</b>.</li><li>In the Windows Update window, click <b>Check online for updates from Microsoft Update</b>.</li><li>Verify the update rollup package is listed and then click <b>Install now</b>.<br/></li></ol><div><b>Server 2012 R2</b></div><ol><li>Click <b>Start</b>, and then click <b>Control Panel</b>.</li><li>In <b>Control Panel</b>, double-click <b>Windows Update</b>.</li><li>In the Windows Update window, click <b>Check for updates</b>.</li><li>Click <b>Important updates are available</b>.</li><li>Verify the update rollup package is selected, and then click <b>Install</b>.<br/></li></ol><div><b>Microsoft Update Catalog</b><br/></div><div><b></b><br/></div><div>Go to the following website to manually download thisupdate from the Microsoft Update Catalog:</div><div><br/></div><div><a href="http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4490496">Update Rollup for Azure File Sync Agent:July 2019 (KB4490496)</a></div><div><br/></div><div>To manually install the update package, run the followingcommand from an elevated command prompt:<br/></div><ul><li>msiexec.exe /p packagename.msp REINSTALLMODE=OMUS REINSTALL=StorageSyncAgent,StorageSyncAgentAzureFileSync,StorageSyncAgentGuardFilter,StorageSyncAgentUpdater /qb /lv KB4490496.log</li></ul><b></b><div>For example, to install the Azure File Sync agent updatefor Server 2016, run the following command:<br/></div><ul><li>msiexec.exe /p StorageSyncAgent_WS2016_KB4490496.msp REINSTALLMODE=OMUS REINSTALL=StorageSyncAgent,StorageSyncAgentAzureFileSync,StorageSyncAgentGuardFilter,StorageSyncAgentUpdater /qb /lv KB4490496.log</li></ul><b></b><div><b>Microsoft Download Center</b></div><div><b></b><br/></div><div>Go to the <a href="https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=858257">Microsoft Download Center</a>to manually download the agent installation package for new agentinstallations.</div><div><br/></div><div><b>How to perform a silentinstallation for a new agent installation</b></div><div><b></b><br/></div><div>To perform a silentinstallation for a new agent installation that uses the default settings, runthe following command at an elevated command prompt:<br/></div><ul><li>msiexec /i packagename.msi /qb /lv AFSInstaller.log<b></b><br/></li></ul><b></b><div>For example, to install theAzure File Sync agent for Windows Server 2016, run the following command: <br/></div><ul><li>msiexec /i StorageSyncAgent_WS2016.msi /qb /lv AFSInstaller.log <b></b><br/></li></ul><b></b><div><b>Notes </b></div><ul><li>Use the /qb switch to display restart prompts (if required), agent update, and server registration screens. To suppress the screens and automatically restart the server (if required), use the /qn switch.</li><li>To perform a silent installation with custom settings, follow the steps documented in <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/help/4459986">KB4459986</a>.</li></ul><div><br/></div></div></body></html>