Introduction

This article describes a hotfix that introduces a design-level change for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012 in a domain environment. The hotfix enables developers to configure Group Policy settings to obtain a developer license for Windows Store without connecting to the Internet.

Note The requirement for Internet connectivity to obtain a developer license for Windows Store is by design. However, in some enterprise configurations, this is against the security policies.

Resolution

This hotfix is also available at Microsoft Update Catalog.

Hotfix information

After you install this hotfix, you have to enable the following Group Policy settings to obtain a developer license for Windows Store without Internet connectivity:

Computer configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Package Deployment\Allow all trusted apps to install

Computer configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Package Deployment\Allow development of Windows Store apps without installing a developer license
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain 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 do not 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 in a domain environment.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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 and Windows Server 2012 file information notesImportant Windows 8 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • 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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely 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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appxpackagemanager.admx

Not applicable

2,463

10-Jul-2013

22:12

Not applicable

Wssync.dll

6.2.9200.20775

159,232

16-Jul-2013

04:00

x86

Oemlicense.dll

Not applicable

83,968

16-Jul-2013

04:00

x86

Wsclient.dll

6.2.9200.20775

167,424

16-Jul-2013

04:00

x86

Wslicensingservice-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,987

16-Jul-2013

04:40

Not applicable

Wsmigplugin.dll

1.0.0.1

96,256

16-Jul-2013

04:00

x86

Wsservice.dll

6.2.9200.20775

2,221,952

16-Jul-2013

04:37

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appxpackagemanager.admx

Not applicable

2,463

10-Jul-2013

22:12

Not applicable

Wssync.dll

6.2.9200.20775

183,808

16-Jul-2013

08:32

x64

Oemlicense.dll

Not applicable

110,592

20-Sep-2012

06:32

x64

Wsclient.dll

6.2.9200.20775

204,800

16-Jul-2013

08:32

x64

Wslicensingservice-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

2,987

16-Jul-2013

08:47

Not applicable

Wsmigplugin.dll

1.0.0.1

125,440

16-Jul-2013

08:32

x64

Wsservice.dll

6.2.9200.20775

2,446,112

16-Jul-2013

08:45

x64




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

Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File property

Value

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-appxpackagemanager-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_64d269b0526909cd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,538

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

05:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-s..censing-sync-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_74f5e9c0850a6d8c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,430

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

04:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-store-licensing-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_04504d43f3877c3a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,580

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

04:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-store-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_bd26342ea193d031.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,243

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

04:47

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-appxpackagemanager-adm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_c0f105340ac67b03.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,544

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

09:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-s..censing-sync-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_d11485443d67dec2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,432

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

09:01

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-store-licensing-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_606ee8c7abe4ed70.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,587

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

22:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-store-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20775_none_1944cfb259f14167.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,249

Date (UTC)

16-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

09:00

Platform

Not applicable


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