This article describes an issue when you change the rotation in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. This issue occurs because the computer quickly resumes and then returns to sleep mode. Therefore, you cannot change the rotation unless you manually specify an orientation change in Control Panel.
To resolve this issue,install update rollup 2962409. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2962409 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: June 2014
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.
Article ID: 2961934 - Last Review: 12 Jun 2014 - Revision: 1
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard