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The July 2014 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup package 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 and prerequisites in this update.

Issues that this update fixes

This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

  • 2974318 Translation issue on a German language computer that is running Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1

  • 2973456 USB 2.1 device cannot be recognized when the BOS descriptor validation fails in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2973071 "HTTP 403" or "0x80040001" error when a DirectAccess server requires OTP authentication in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1

  • 2972090 Incorrect candidate selected in Japanese IME when you convert a Kana in the Search pane in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1

  • 2970746 "Profile Installation Failed" error when iOS device is Workplace Joined by using DRS on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server

  • 2970237 Computer goes back to sleep mode quickly in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2969040 Toggle button does not respond in landscape mode for a right-to-left language in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2967165 PowerShell 3.0 fails to import signed localized data file on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2937429 Group Policy Preferences items take a long time to apply because of full DFS namespace sync

  • 2923238 Microsoft Online Responder can't service an OCSP request that contains multiple certificates

  • 2973445 "0x0000009F" Stop error when you restart a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer

  • 2972624 Date and time is incorrect when a computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 resumes from hibernate mode

  • 2971677 IP addresses become APIPA when DHCP failover server running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 is unavailable

  • 2967567 Cannot access DFS root when the DFS path is offline and you log on to a Windows-based computer for the first time

  • 2966729 0x8e5e043e error when you try to use the Tiering Engine Service in Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2960124 The Online Responder service does not return a deterministic GOOD for all certificates not included in the CRL

  • 2954978 DNS query fails if you use BIND DNS together with Windows DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • 2458125 The Value field under the Attribute item for event ID 5136 is empty in Windows Server

How to obtain the update rollup

Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update is provided as an Important update from Windows Update. If you turn on automatic updating, this update is automatically installed.

  1. Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up), tap or click Settings, tap or click Change PC settings, and then tap or click Update and recovery.

  2. Tap or click Check now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.

  3. If updates are found, tap or click Install updates.

  4. Select update 2967917 under Optional, and then tap or click Install.

Note You might have to restart your computer to finish installing some updates. Save and close your files and apps before you restart so you do not lose anything.

For more information of Windows Update, go to the following Microsoft web site:

Windows Update: Frequently Asked Questions

Method 2: Microsoft Download CenterYou can also obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center.
DownloadDownload the x86-based Windows 8.1 update package now.
DownloadDownload the x64-based Windows 8.1 update package now.
DownloadDownload the x64-based Windows Server 2012 R2 update package now.

Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 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 Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

More Information

PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must first install the update 2919355 on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. For more information, 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

Restart informationYou must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement informationThis update does not replace any previously released update.

File information

File detail informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this update 2967917, download the file information for update 2967917.

File hash informationThe 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 indicated on the update that you download.

File name

SHA1 and SHA2


SHA1: 431AF1FEE2FEB8422302A407E5E0AF565469C363
SHA256: D00F2E5C9079CE2D318D433C3B83B045FE77F4ADD8DEBDF470458995ED26B3BD


SHA1: F3C76E9B2C6FD1B090D191B78DE1189844B040F8
SHA256: BA6567424A9431FB181294FF69C76284B04B91CD3CA30AA3F89D783AE074EE46


SHA1: 2E5C82DC69065938DAD2D665E8089AB1F53BB535
SHA256: B0C1CADD6C56BE3BD841A10E19309D5DCE902D9E1AAAFF240ACB4464AD0390AB


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

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