Note This issue does not cause updates to be downloaded unexpectedly from the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services. However, it may cause delays in Windows Update operations.
This update allows for the Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations policy to function on client computers that are running Windows RT, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012.
Note After you enable this policy, computers will be prevented from accessing the Windows Store.
Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Method 2: Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012||Download the package now.|
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for installing this update.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
Beginning with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, a new Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations policy is added. This policy is used to suppress this mechanism and to force the Windows Update client software to access only known services.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 2989540 - Last Review: 3 Nov 2014 - Revision: 1