Symptoms

This article describes a hotfix that is available which randomizes the Device Setup Manager (DSM) task creation time in Windows 8.1.

Currently, the DSM task may result in all systems trying to ping Windows Metadata and Internet Services (WMIS) servers at the same time locally. This issue can result in large WMIS request spikes that reduce the availability and cause unserved requests.

Resolution

Update information

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2919394. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2919394 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: February 2014

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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