You can't change settings from FSRM GUI in Windows Server 2012 R2

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

This article describes an issue that occurs when you use FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) GUI to configure FSRM in Windows Server 2012 R2. You can fix this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section


Some changes made in Configure Options from FSRM GUI don't work, and they always reset to factory settings.

How to get this update

You can get this update by using one of the following methods. We have released an update through Windows Update and Microsoft Download Center. Even though this issue is observed only in Windows Server 2012 R2, the update also applies to Windows 8.1.

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

After you install this update, all fields for individual report other than the following fields are grayed out and can't be changed because they're never used. However, you can still change all the fields including the following fields from global Configure Options.

LargeFileMinimum, LargeFilePattern, FileGroupIncluded, LeastAccessedMinimum, LeastAccessedFilePattern, MostAccessedMaximum, MostAccessedFilePattern, QuotaMinimumUsage, FileOwnerUser, FileOwnerFilePattern, FileScreenAuditUser, FileScreenAuditDaysSince, FileProperty, FilePropertyPattern, FolderPropertyName.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
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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Update detail information


To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't 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 doesn't replace a previously released update.


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


This issue occurs because there're few settings that were read from hard-coded XML files and never stored or persisted in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) database on being updated. Therefore, they were reading default values every time the GUI is started. 


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File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.