MS14-001: Description of the security update for Word Automation Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013: January 14, 2014


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-001. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
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Local support according to your country:
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More information about this security update

Note After you install this security update on all Microsoft SharePoint servers and SharePoint services, you have to run the PSconfig tool to complete the installation.  

Prerequisites to apply this security update

There are no prerequisites for installing this security update.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files you install the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2826036 MS13-084: Description of the security update for Word Automation Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013: October 8, 2013

Removal information

This security update cannot be removed.

Applies to

This article applies to the following:
  • Word Automation Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013