You cannot perform an activity that involves Windows PowerShell 3.0 receiving XML data in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro More

Symptoms


Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. You try to perform a certain activity that involves passing XML data as a job or passing XML data in a remote command invocation. When Windows PowerShell 3.0 receives the XML data, the operation fails.

Cause


This issue occurs because the XmlElement object in the XML data is not deserialized correctly in Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Resolution


Hotfix information

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: Note 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

This hotfix is also available at Microsoft Update Catalog

Update information 

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2845533. 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:
2845533 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: June 2013

Status


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

More Information


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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
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Time (UTC)23:06
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File size1,718
Date (UTC)09-Apr-2013
Time (UTC)23:08
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012
File nameMsil_system.management.automation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16580_none_99690bc38d2666c5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,718
Date (UTC)10-Apr-2013
Time (UTC)01:26
PlatformNot applicable
File nameMsil_system.management.automation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20684_none_829b09e3a6ce2d4f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,718
Date (UTC)10-Apr-2013
Time (UTC)01:36
PlatformNot applicable