HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP3 Fix for Slow Excel File Opening on Workstation Nodes

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This update fixes an issue where users of Workstation Nodes may experience slow downs when double-clicking Excel documents
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      This update fixes a potential issue where users on Workstation Nodes may experience a slight delay when double-clicking Excel documents in Explorer. This delay does not exist when using Excel's File:Open command. Install this update on all Workstation nodes to avoid this problem.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2

      An HPC Pack 2008 R2 / HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster
      HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 must be installed
    • This hotfix need to be run on Workstation/Cycle Scavenging Nodes.

      To start the download, click the Download button and then:
      1) Click Save to copy the download to your computer.
      2) Use your standard corporate patch management solution, install interactively on your workstation / cycle scavenging nodes, or use clusrun to to deploy the fix to the workstation/cycle scavenging nodes.

      To use clusrun to deploy an HPC Pack 2008 R2 update on clusters that are running Service Pack 2, or higher:
      1. Copy the appropriate version of the update to a shared folder such as \\headnodename\HPCUpdates.
      2. In HPC Cluster Manager, view nodes by node group to identify a group of nodes that you want to update – for example, WorkstationNodes.
      3. Take the nodes in the node group offline.
      4. Open an elevated command prompt window and type the appropriate clusrun command for the operating system of the patch, e.g.:
      clusrun /nodegroup:ComputeNodes \\headnodname\HPCUpdates\updatename.exe -unattend

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