Promiscuous mode in Microsoft_Windows_NDIS_PacketCapture provider is not supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes a hotfix that enables the promiscuous mode configuration on an Ethernet adapter through a Windows PowerShell command on Windows Server 2012 R2. Before you install this hotfix, check out the Prerequisites section.

About this hotfix

After you install this hotfix, the inbox Microsoft_Windows_NDIS_PacketCapture provider is updated so that it can enable the promiscuous mode capture configuration on an Ethernet adapter. Additionally, the Add-NetEventNetworkAdapter Windows PowerShell command takes a new promiscuousmode parameter to enable or disable promiscuous mode on the given network adapter.

For more information, run get-help Add-NetEventNetworkAdapter in a Windows PowerShell Command Prompt window, or see Add-NetEventNetworkAdapter.

How to obtain this hotfix

To resolve this issue, we have released a hotfix. Although this issue was observed only in Windows Server 2012 R2, the hotfix also applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Important Do not install a language pack after you install this hotfix. If you do install a language pack, the language-specific changes in the hotfix will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the hotfix. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Hotfix information

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, go to 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 have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You do not have to 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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes

Important Windows 8.1 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2" 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

    6.3.960 0.16 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

    6.3.960 0.17xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    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

Neteventpacketcapture.dll

6.3.9600.17810

129,024

25-Apr-2015

02:25

x86

Neteventpacketcapture.mof

Not applicable

13,482

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture_uninstall.mof

Not applicable

1,886

15-Dec-2014

21:15

Not applicable

Netevtfwdr.exe

6.3.9600.17415

31,232

29-Oct-2014

01:04

x86

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.cdxml

Not applicable

4,766

13-Mar-2015

22:08

Not applicable

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,384

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

9,675

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

5,390

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

7,233

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,670

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.cdxml

Not applicable

7,240

23-Jul-2013

21:18

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,351

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,344

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,012

18-Jun-2013

12:20

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.psd1

Not applicable

1,930

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.types.ps1xml

Not applicable

4,074

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Uninstallneteventmof.exe

6.3.9600.17809

9,216

23-Apr-2015

15:04

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Neteventpacketcapture.dll

6.3.9600.17810

167,424

25-Apr-2015

02:25

x64

Neteventpacketcapture.mof

Not applicable

13,482

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture_uninstall.mof

Not applicable

1,886

15-Dec-2014

21:15

Not applicable

Netevtfwdr.exe

6.3.9600.17415

38,400

29-Oct-2014

01:26

x64

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.cdxml

Not applicable

4,766

13-Mar-2015

22:08

Not applicable

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,384

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

9,675

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

5,390

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

7,233

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,670

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.cdxml

Not applicable

7,240

23-Jul-2013

21:18

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,351

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,344

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,012

18-Jun-2013

14:45

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.psd1

Not applicable

1,930

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.types.ps1xml

Not applicable

4,074

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Uninstallneteventmof.exe

6.3.9600.17809

10,752

23-Apr-2015

15:17

x64

For all supported versions of Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Neteventpacketcapture.dll

6.3.9600.17810

121,856

25-Apr-2015

02:23

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.mof

Not applicable

13,482

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture_uninstall.mof

Not applicable

1,886

15-Dec-2014

21:15

Not applicable

Netevtfwdr.exe

6.3.9600.16384

29,184

22-Aug-2013

02:17

Not applicable

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.cdxml

Not applicable

4,766

13-Mar-2015

22:08

Not applicable

Msft_neteventnetworkadapter.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,384

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

9,675

25-Apr-2015

02:05

Not applicable

Msft_neteventpacketcaptureprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

5,390

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.cdxml

Not applicable

7,233

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventprovider.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,670

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.cdxml

Not applicable

7,240

23-Jul-2013

21:19

Not applicable

Msft_neteventsession.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,351

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmnetworkadatper.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

3,344

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.cdxml

Not applicable

4,148

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Msft_neteventvmswitch.format.ps1xml

Not applicable

2,012

18-Jun-2013

14:47

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.psd1

Not applicable

1,930

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Neteventpacketcapture.types.ps1xml

Not applicable

4,074

18-Jun-2013

18:30

Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

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

File property

Value

File name

X86_3b6803787b0fd03f2a3f45a6f6d40a9e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_36c107f96e90cbe4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_9456d53cf79a25739e2b5ec7653a2476_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_a074cb051f242901.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

720

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_f4ea9ea480638bc10a129fdee6927ee2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_bade24bf10f278cf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

723

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-n..pture-wmiv2provider_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_797d2e6d0f08c50d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

5,840

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-n..tcapture-powershell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_2aef5ad6e4650e3a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,650

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

03:04

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-uninstallneteventmof_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_bc16a0efa0e52068.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,569

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

03:02

Platform

Not applicable

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

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_0f771dd054e0886cd89e91dc00db93f7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_27f0c34cc68ddee8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

724

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_5f50106ec61cbef8e543c6ea1833c0f3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_1b2095d3e9acf4ed.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

727

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_698d076f5c76b2d1e8f669bc5c46f23c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_e09a8b3154870e6d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-n..pture-wmiv2provider_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_d59bc9f0c7663643.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

5,844

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-n..tcapture-powershell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_870df65a9cc27f70.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,652

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

03:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-uninstallneteventmof_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_18353c735942919e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,577

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

03:12

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported versions of Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_465a43f8f0f1a8b4ad27571215b0f83f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_f1677779d733e61d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

720

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_f70db87b3fedf349cc1069a28739d73a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_7f87e2e3e9db95bd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

723

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-n..pture-wmiv2provider_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_797fa0c50f05e3d3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

5,840

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

17:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-n..tcapture-powershell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17810_none_2af1cd2ee4622d00.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,650

Date (UTC)

25-Apr-2015

Time (UTC)

02:54

Platform

Not applicable

Status

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

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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