Symptoms

This article introduces an update for Access Point Name (APN) database in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This update adds entries to the APN database for the Romania mobile operators that include DIGI, Vodafone, and Telekom.

Note The APN database file is used by Windows Connection Manager (WCM) to help you seamlessly connect to a mobile broadband network. Without the APN information, you cannot connect to the mobile broadband network.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, we have released an update rollup and a hotfix for Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.

The update rollup fixes many other issues in addition to the issue that the hotfix fixes. We recommend that you use the update rollup. The update rollup is larger than the hotfix. Therefore, the update rollup takes longer to download.

Get the update rollup for Windows 8.1 or Windows 8To resolve this issue, install the update rollup that is dated December 2014.


Get the hotfix for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must have update 2919355 installed in Windows 8.1.

Registry informationTo use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

More Information

The global 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 8.1 file information and notes

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

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very 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 x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

390,841

26-Oct-2014

22:10

Not applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

390,841

26-Oct-2014

22:10

Not applicable

For Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

390,841

26-Oct-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Windows 8 file information and notes

Important Windows 8 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8/Windows Server 2012" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very 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 x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not Applicable

390,841

27-Oct-2014

22:10

Not Applicable

Apndatabase.xml

Not Applicable

390,841

28-Oct-2014

00:02

Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not Applicable

390,841

27-Oct-2014

22:10

Not Applicable

Apndatabase.xml

Not Applicable

390,841

28-Oct-2014

00:03

Not Applicable

For Windows RT

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Apndatabase.xml

Not Applicable

390,841

27-Oct-2014

22:10

Not Applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_2b8271d2204579e70846f2985972f252_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_77d3e0988470d621.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

27-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

18:38

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_326c99881009369f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,660

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

23:12

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_ea7d1f30a18f6d4cf744cdea15e9fae2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_46c9b9249748b605.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

27-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

20:01

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_8e8b350bc866a7d5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,662

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

23:56

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_b6ce49834fc6a4ba904ced4be27a2ad5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_69c7757b46ef92f0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

27-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17471_none_326f0be010065565.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,660

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

22:58

Platform

Not applicable

Additional file information for Windows 8

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

X86_0ed5c1a75bccf414b5f155fa2c0c6327_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21281_none_acd565b88ddbdc61.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

19:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_5ed843c0badfaf1fab6d008c31ec3d5e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_c669fd41c7a5e310.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

19:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_9a84abafc5cc856a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,660

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

11:05

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21281_none_9af6a80edefc2a68.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,660

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

05:24

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

File name

Amd64_663e3e8127a8fcb3472a692322b69f9b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_4c29d74ab9b919e3.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

19:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_a4362024e6d8d43890662d030c746f1a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21281_none_6aea936a38c0852a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

19:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_f6a347337e29f6a0.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,662

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

14:23

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21281_none_f715439297599b9e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,662

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

06:55

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for Windows RT

File name

Arm_103b88cd1461640c10b612ab2f2990f1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_2dde8c760220ffe8.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

19:29

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-wwanapndatabase_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17163_none_9a871e07c5c9a430.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,660

Date (UTC)

29-Oct-2014

Time (UTC)

14:07

Platform

Not Applicable


Status

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

References

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