About this update

Assume that Microsoft Office 365 users access SharePoint Online sites by using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Microsoft Azure AD. After you install this update on an AD FS server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2, Office 365 users can select the Keep me signed in option when they log on to the SharePoint Online sites for the first time. Users who select this option will not have to input their password the next time they log on. 

How to obtain this update or hotfix

We have released a hotfix for Windows Server 2012 R2 and released an update rollup (recommended) for Windows Server 2012 R2. 

Before you install this hotfix, check the prerequisite of the hotfix. Additional steps of configuration is required to enable this hotfix after the installation.

The update rollup fixes many other issues in addition to the issue that the hotfix fixes. We recommend that you use the update rollup. The update rollup is larger than the hotfix. Therefore, the update rollup takes longer to download.

After you install update, enable the following claim rules in AD FS to trigger persistence at Microsoft Azure AD and SharePoint Online:


Update for Windows Server 2012 R2The following update rollup is available:

Get update rollup 2975719

Hotfix for Windows Server 2012 R2 A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.

Hotfix detail information

PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must first install update 2919355 on 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

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

Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.


Status

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

More Information

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 Server 2012 R2 file information notes

Important Windows 8.1 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8.1" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 8.1" 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 0.17 xxx

    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 for Windows Server 2012 R2" 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 x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Microsoft.identityserver.management.dll

6.3.9600.17092

352,256

09-Apr-2014

11:52

x86

Microsoft.identityserver.service.dll

6.3.9600.17092

690,688

09-Apr-2014

11:52

x86

Microsoft.identityserver.web.dll

6.3.9600.17092

808,960

09-Apr-2014

11:52

x86

Microsoft.identityserver.dll

6.3.9600.17092

652,800

09-Apr-2014

11:52

x86

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2012 R2

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

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_4ffa5a026de1434c026cbfc1b9cf377f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_1544feb8ee6b292f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,387

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

21:41

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_84894ff702aca9b141823c76c0c49388_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_ca071384cf847a93.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

21:41

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Msil_microsoft.identityserver.management_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_bfbb766393c361db.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,343

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

13:31

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Msil_microsoft.identityserver.service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_5cee9b05002fcc07.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,331

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

13:31

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Msil_microsoft.identityserver.web_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_0ce0e9c8fc28db4c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,315

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

13:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Msil_microsoft.identityserver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17092_none_26ad6dac7674cc54.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,299

Date (UTC)

09-Apr-2014

Time (UTC)

13:31

Platform

Not applicable


For more information about claim rule in AD FS, go to the following Microsoft website:

General information about claim rules 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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