When Automatic Updates downloads some updates in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2, the following text is displayed in event ID 17:
Note The text of event ID 17 is sometimes misleading, because event ID 17 is logged even if the Windows Updates are already set to be installed later, and no administrative action is required.


To resolve this issue, install the December 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2.


  • After you install the update, the event log will instead display the following text:

  • The update only affects the event log text, and does not affect the operation of Windows updates.


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

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