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Configuration in "Set as metered connection" does not work for non-administrator users in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Symptoms
Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that runs Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • You log on the computer as a non-administrator user.
  • You try to turn on or off the Set as metered connectionslider for Wi-Fi and mobile broadband connections in Network in PC settings.
In this scenario, you can turn on or off the Set as metered connection slider. However, the configuration does not work. When you reopen Network in PC Settings, the option is reverted.
Cause
This issue occurs because Windows does not check the user account before it changes the Set as metered connection slider.

Note Non-administrator users should be unable to change the Set as metered connection setting.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, install update 2919355. 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:  
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014
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
Properties

Article ID: 2922816 - Last Review: 04/08/2014 17:58:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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