"Set as metered connection" setting for Wi-Fi and MBB connections remains in Off state in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:

  • You install update 2919355 on a Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer. 
  • You log on the computer as an administrator user, and then you turn on the Set as metered connection setting for Wi-Fi or for mobile broadband (MBB) connections.
  • You log off and then log on as a non-administrator user.
In this scenario, when you check the Set as metered connection setting as a non-administrator user, the setting state is displayed as Off.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2975719. 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:

2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

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