Important When you install this update (3000853) from Windows Update, update 2996928 is included in the installation.
The November 2014 update rollup package for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and Windows RT resolves issues and includes performance and reliability improvements. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Check out the fixed issues in this update.
Issues that this update fixes
This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
3004905 Windows Hyper-V improvement for Linux virtual machines that have file systems that are larger than 2 TB
3004542 Windows Server 2012-based cluster responds to requests slowly
3004540 Memory usage becomes high when you run an application in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
2891362 A file copy operation fails when files or folders have long paths in Windows Explorer
3002653 Update to support AAC and LATM format audios in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
2996928 Backup task fails with a time-out error in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2
3001266 Office documents freeze when saving through a slow network on a domain-joined computer in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
Known issues in this update
Symptom Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backups might fail after you install update 3000853. This issue occurs because an incorrect version of hotfix 2996928 was included in KB3000853.
Resolution The KB3000853 update was re-released on November 25, 2014 to include the correct version of hotfix 2996928. If you have downloaded and installed a version of update 3000853 that is earlier than the November 25, 2014 version, you can obtain and install the revised update through Windows Update or by downloading the update from the Microsoft Download Center. Alternatively, you can install hotfix 2996928 separately.
How to obtain this update
To obtain this update, use one of the following methods.
This update is provided as an Important update from Windows Update. To obtain this update from Windows Update, follow these steps:
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
Tap or click Settings.
In the search box, type Windows Update.
Tap or click Install optional updates.
Microsoft Download Center
You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center.
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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There are no prerequisites to apply this update.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any previously released update.
The following table lists the thumbprints of the certificates that are used to sign the updates (.msu). Verify the certificate thumbprint in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article against the certificate thumbprint that is indicated on the update that you download.