Credentials for an 802.1X EAP wireless connection are lost after Windows RT 8.1 OOBE

Applies to: Windows RT 8.1

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You start a Windows RT 8.1-based device in the out-of-box experience (OOBE).
  • You use the necessary credentials to connect the device to an 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) wireless connection.
  • The EAP wireless connection uses per-user credentials authentication.
  • After OOBE finishes, the device restarts.
  • You log on to the device.
In this scenario, the credentials are lost. Therefore, the wireless connection is lost.

Note This issue does not occur if the 802.1X EAP network uses machine credentials.

Cause


This issue occurs because an uninitialized variable causes a registry key to not be read.

Resolution


Update information

How to obtain this update

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2903939. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
2903939 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: December 2013

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows RT 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

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 RT 8.1

File propertyValue
File nameArm_760774ab0019ae0521f740e228814e2a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16443_none_75cd644e5257d6ee.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size714
Date (UTC)24-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)23:33
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-c..ialmigrationhandler_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16443_none_08c30eee126372e1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,953
Date (UTC)24-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)12:00
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable