Location feature is not turned off after you enable "Turn off location" policy setting in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1


This article describes an issue that occurs after you turn off the location feature in Group Policy setting in Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1. You can resolve this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

Applications that use the geofencing APIsĀ still receive geofencing events that contain location coordinates, even after the location service is turned off in Group Policy.

Cause

This issue occurs because the function that checks for the permission checks only the policy manager and does not check the legacy "Turn off location" registry value.

How to obtain this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as anĀ Important update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the 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:

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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

The global version of this update 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 file information and 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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.17xxx

    Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

    RTM

    GDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately 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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Geofencemonitorservice.dll

6.3.9600.17824

367,104

07-May-2015

15:05

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Geofencemonitorservice.dll

6.3.9600.17824

522,240

07-May-2015

15:21

x64

Geofencemonitorservice.dll

6.3.9600.17824

367,104

07-May-2015

15:05

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Geofencemonitorservice.dll

6.3.9600.17824

377,856

07-May-2015

14:54

Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_36ad0202dd19b1a3d58370f8b4fae2f7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_3c543a9589b4351e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

08-May-2015

Time (UTC)

19:14

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-location-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_1ed76436f42dac3f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

23,003

Date (UTC)

07-May-2015

Time (UTC)

17:18

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_04a5587e2fb7e7f80e9b306edc3bf1f5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_fd6d132bbcea0fb3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

08-May-2015

Time (UTC)

19:14

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_b01e98474e203745a5a3be85932bffe0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_9f83421a65bd2f56.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

08-May-2015

Time (UTC)

19:14

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-location-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_7af5ffbaac8b1d75.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

23,007

Date (UTC)

07-May-2015

Time (UTC)

18:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-location-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_854aaa0ce0ebdf70.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

21,003

Date (UTC)

07-May-2015

Time (UTC)

17:17

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_408ed546ad3f669947d03617635a401b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_b9cbf2e87737c797.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

08-May-2015

Time (UTC)

19:14

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-location-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17824_none_1ed9d68ef42acb05.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

23,003

Date (UTC)

07-May-2015

Time (UTC)

16:52

Platform

Not applicable

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 geofencing, see Windows.Devices.Geolocation.Geofencing namespace.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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