Symptoms

When you try to use the Tiering Engine Service (Tieringengineservice.exe) in Windows Server 2012 R2, the service fails and you receive the following error code:

0x8e5e043e


Note To use the Tiering Engine Service, you typically have to do one of the following:

  • You run the Defrag.exe /g J: command, in which <J:> represents a tiered volume that has failed.

  • You run a Windows PowerShell applet that fails. For example, you run Get-FileStorageTier, Clear-FileStorageTier, or Set-FileStorageTier.


Resolution

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2967917. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2967917 July 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must first have update 2919355 installed in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notesImportant Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8.1" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8.1" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM,SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.16xxx

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

    6.3.960 0.17xxx

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    DR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2012 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Tieringengineproxy.dll

6.3.9600.16384

18,432

22-Aug-2013

11:22

x64

Tieringengineservice.exe

6.3.9600.17118

252,928

08-May-2014

05:47

x64

Additional file information for Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

Amd64_57702f8360e0d2247e644734938a1462_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17118_none_038f819e49fa5c52.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

08-May-2014

Time (UTC)

16:52

Platform

Not Applicable

SHA-1 hash

Not Applicable

MD5 hash

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-tieringengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17118_none_a085bc1f3826e7e6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

13,022

Date (UTC)

08-May-2014

Time (UTC)

16:52

Platform

Not Applicable

SHA-1 hash

Not Applicable

MD5 hash

Not Applicable


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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