COM+ applications fail with "80040154" error in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an issue in which COM+ applications fail with an "80040154" error in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. A hotfix is available to fix this issue. Before you install this hotfix, see the Prerequisites section.
Symptoms
This issue occurs when the COM+ applications are deployed on COM+ Active Directory partitions.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that's described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there's a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section doesn't appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to get the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that don't qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you don't see your language, it's because a hotfix isn't available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, install update 2919355 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix doesn't replace a previously released hotfix.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
File Information
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.18 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rpcrt4.dll6.3.9600.18186708,14431-Dec-201517:38Not applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rpcrt4.dll6.3.9600.18186851,71231-Dec-201518:34x86
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rpcrt4.dll6.3.9600.181861,308,89631-Dec-201519:25x64
Rpcrt4.dll6.3.9600.18186747,52031-Dec-201516:47x86

Additional file information

Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_defad3276b80c0e3430f61726ead3a9c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_90b58bd3ec5adc17.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-rpc-local_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_489ea52e60a96f05.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size61,799
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)17:39
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,609
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,609
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_f6bf67eea9f73a869e88b62ea83a89e1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_5eaf11e7dbd39286.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-rpc-local_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_489c32d660ac503f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size61,799
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)18:36
PlatformNot applicable
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_2b6c0f4f506647ec7c765d05880d401a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_1d585e7fd4f5b003.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_bf8f76aeac44d14c05ab4a259325a565_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_e59d9abf97fc9fac.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-rpc-local_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_a4bace5a1909c175.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size61,803
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)19:27
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,619
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)23:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-rpc-local_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18186_none_af0f78ac4d6a8370.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size61,809
Date (UTC)31-Dec-2015
Time (UTC)18:36
PlatformNot applicable
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Article ID: 3107677 - Last Review: 02/16/2016 19:18:00 - Revision: 1.0

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