Announcing the Host Integration Server 2020 Cumulative Update 1

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The Microsoft Host Integration Server product team has released the Cumulative Update 1 for Host Integration Server 2020.


The Cumulative Update 1 contains all released functional and security fixes for customer-reported issues for Host Integration Server 2020. Also, CU1 includes support for the following new Microsoft and IBM platforms:


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2022
  • Microsoft Windows 11
  • IBM MQ 9.2 and 9.3


While the End-of-Life Date for Host Integration Server 2016 (currently out of Mainstream support) is in 2027, the Host Integration Server 2013 End of Life Date is in 3 months, on Jan 9th, 2024. If you are NOT running HIS 2020, you must upgrade to as soon as possible to continue being supported by Microsoft.


More Information about the CU1:


This cumulative update includes all the product components. However, only those components that are currently installed on the system are updated. This CU1 includes fixes for the following areas:


  • Application Integration (TI Designer, PowerShell Importer for HIDX, Host Files Designer and Parsing)
  • Message Integration (BizTalk Adapter for MQ, MS MQ Client and MQSC)
  • Network Integration (SNA Manager, SNA Client)
  • Session Integration (Service Mapping, Responses and Emulator inputs)
  • Data Integration (DB2 Client, DRDA Server)


You can obtain the software from the Microsoft Download Center, at For more information about the HIS 2020 CU1, read the Microsoft Knowledgebase article posted to   




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