How can I perform an offline update of a new Windows 2012 R2 server?

Start with KB2919442, the March 2014 Maintenance Stack Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Then you need to install KB2919355, the update of April 2014, which is a package consisting of six separate updates and an update tool. These must be installed in the following order:

  • clearcompressionflag.exe
  • KB2919355
  • KB2932046
  • KB2959977
  • KB2937592
  • KB2938439
  • KB2934018

You can then install the latest update of the maintenance stack, as shown in ADV990001.

Finally, install the latest monthly update rollup, as shown in KB4009470 – check the list of updates in the left margin; the last total should be at the top of the list.