Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2: November 12, 2019

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2Windows RT 8.1Windows 8.1

Summary


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates.

We strongly recommend you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU). Installing servicing stack updates (SSU) makes sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft security fixes.

How to get this update


Method 1: Windows Update 

This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.  

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Windows Server Update Services

This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites to apply this update. 

Restart information 

You don't have to restart your computer after you apply this update.  

Update replacement information 

This update replaces the previously released update KB 4521864.

File Information


File verification

File attributes

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

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information

References


For more information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates.

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