March 2014 servicing stack update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes a servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update fixes some issues.

About servicing stack

The servicing stack includes the files and resources that are required to service a Windows image. This includes the Package Manager executable, the required servicing libraries, and other resources. The servicing stack is included in all Windows installations.

Issues that are fixed in thie update

Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:

  • More than one update is downloaded to a computer, and the installation process is started.

  • The updates are installed, and the computer waits to be restarted in order to complete the installation process.

  • The computer shuts down unexpectedly for some reason. For example, the computer crashes.

In this situation, the computer cannot complete the installation process for all the updates by restarting one time. Instead, each update requires a separate restart of the computer in order to complete the installation process.

Issue 2

During the installation of updates, the computer crashes because too many processes use the binary service. 

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain the update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Microsoft Download Center


You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, go to the Microsoft Download Center, and then search for KB2919442.
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.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

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:

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

Removal information

After you install this servicing stack update, you cannot uninstall it to revert to an earlier version of servicing stack 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.

Note The files in the update package may be added to the %windir%\WinSxS\ folder instead of the %windir%\System32\ folder.

Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information 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 RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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 not listed

For Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Tiworker.exe

6.3.9600.17031

189,440

22-Feb-2014

18:17

ARM

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Tiworker.exe

6.3.9600.17031

189,440

22-Feb-2014

18:17

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Tiworker.exe

6.3.9600.17031

189,440

22-Feb-2014

18:17

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

Additional files for Windows RT

File property

Value

File name

Arm_3aeea471bc7236f2c577f55102f320c3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_8b58d93533e49ded.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_53f5eec66e550860c9904bf5f0550ea2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_c7ece1ab88b9eaa8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_56d22e23aad2c29a8bb08053671e9e3c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_81d692e330a67766.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_692addc5f5066ab7658c9a115f649f81_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_74f321cf52b0800b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_83d99bc5fe6ee5b8925c659f1e002823_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_79c799eea8179dd6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_85cc4f1a1eaaea79d53cc659a0de0404_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_e3f631deea47d6a0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_881fc7cd92d18a402dcb33a87ed69c30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_abc2fb75442f7bcf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_8920ad74778026f77416f53a8d017464_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d26e097d183b7a72.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_b29e737992afcce5d205af6b4f938ad2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_0044275195b2fc98.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_d28a17d560b980afb37079047a319215_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_4f19efab068e74e0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-s..ingstack-base-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_b3fea758dea877a5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,001

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-admin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_5384d39a26d49772.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,714

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:01

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-ds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2e9c4112c01d4cfe.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,406

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:02

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-net_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d37f2a0e4672532a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,382

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:02

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_9e591d83e29f5fac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

28,426

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-s..ingstack-base-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_b3fc3500deab58df.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,001

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-admin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_5382614226d778ac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,714

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-ds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2e99cebac0202e38.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,406

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-net_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d37cb7b646753464.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,382

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_9e56ab2be2a240e6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,595

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable

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

File property

Value

File name

X86_83d99bc5fe6ee5b8925c659f1e002823_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_79c52796a81a7f10.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

15:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_85cc4f1a1eaaea79d53cc659a0de0404_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_e3f3bf86ea4ab7da.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

15:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_881fc7cd92d18a402dcb33a87ed69c30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_abc0891d44325d09.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

15:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_8920ad74778026f77416f53a8d017464_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d26b9725183e5bac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

15:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_d28a17d560b980afb37079047a319215_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_4f177d530691561a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

15:10

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-s..ingstack-base-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_b3fc3500deab58df.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,001

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-admin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_5382614226d778ac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,714

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-ds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2e99cebac0202e38.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,406

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-net_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d37cb7b646753464.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,382

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_9e56ab2be2a240e6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,595

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_2657728e521fb4d8a105220e9feae858_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_e7e049a86543c36e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_66499851075dd1eaa8b450a7a94ed22e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2bc50ef620e8c84c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

710

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_68d34600aecdd1c907e5baf43b40d501_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_1360b6d31fc84ce7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

717

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_83d99bc5fe6ee5b8925c659f1e002823_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d5e3c31a6077f046.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_85cc4f1a1eaaea79d53cc659a0de0404_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_40125b0aa2a82910.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_881fc7cd92d18a402dcb33a87ed69c30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_07df24a0fc8fce3f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_8920ad74778026f77416f53a8d017464_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2e8a32a8d09bcce2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ba3c203675d4f7cecbe35561569fda0c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_f6cb67b98b7335d2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ce54eb21d429e302abbe8281acf9cb07_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_f33c2bf342286dbf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

720

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_d28a17d560b980afb37079047a319215_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_ab3618d6beeec750.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

710

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_f31476c458e854e192982030b835dede_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_bcf6be7a6933296d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

23:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-s..ingstack-base-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_101ad0849708ca15.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,003

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:41

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-s..stack-termsrv-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_03e6b7e61368a8f3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,378

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-admin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_afa0fcc5df34e9e2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,716

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:19

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-ds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_8ab86a3e787d9f6e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,408

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:15

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-net_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2f9b5339fed2a59a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,384

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:16

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_fa7546af9affb21c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,607

Date (UTC)

25-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

04:41

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-s..ingstack-base-extra_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_b3fc3500deab58df.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,001

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-admin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_5382614226d778ac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,714

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-ds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_2e99cebac0202e38.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,406

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack-net_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_d37cb7b646753464.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,382

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16605_none_9e56ab2be2a240e6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

27,595

Date (UTC)

24-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:48

Platform

Not applicable


Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

×