Sep 10

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KB2966828 breaks Net.Pipe listener adapter service and more!

NOTE – This has been fixed with the MS14-053 update.



Install from Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1 media (technet, MSDN, etc. – doesn’t matter):
Install Server 2012 R2

Add the features .NET 3.5, HTTP, and Non-HTTP activation, and you will end up with the service in question, Net.Pipe Listener Adapter:
Service is working...

Install KB2966828, and restart (that is the awesome PSWindowsUpdate in action):
Install KB2966828...

The service is now busted:
It's not working anymore!

I’ve also encountered it causing issues with starting ASP.NET app pools and causing failures while running iisreset. A quick workaround is to add the public key token that is failing (b03f5f7f11d50a3a, found while debugging the crash) to the registry in the strong name validation bypass list:


Adding that will allow things to work again, until the problem is fixed by Microsoft at some point.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cluberti.com/blog/2014/09/10/kb2966828-breaks-net-pipe-listener-adapter-service-and-more/

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