An update randomizes the DSM task creation time in Windows 8 and Window Server 2012

INTRODUCTION

Currently, the DSM task may result in all systems trying to ping Windows Metadata and Internet Services (WMIS) servers at the same time locally. This issue can result in large WMIS request spikes that reduce the availability and cause requests to fail. This article describes an update that randomizes the Device Setup Manager (DSM) task creation time in Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012.

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

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

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.
File information

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 a similar issue in Windows 8.1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2923125 Hotfix randomizes the DSM task creation time in Windows 8.1

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
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Article ID: 2956037 - Last Review: Jun 13, 2014 - Revision: 1

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