Update to enable you to provision AppX packages and bundles offline in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You run Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • You try to provision Windows Store AppX packages and bundles offline by using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) in Windows PE.

In this scenario, the provisioning fails.

How to obtain this update or hotfix

To resolve this problem, we have released hotfixes for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 that have a restart requirement, and released updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Before you install this hotfix, check the prerequisite of the hotfix.

The update rollup fixes many other problems in addition to the problem 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.

Update for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

The following update rollup is available.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Get update rollup 2975719

Hotfix for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

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 problems 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 problems 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, visit 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 first install the update 2919355 on Windows 8.1 or 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 information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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.

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 notesImportant 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 0.17xxx

    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

Appxsip.dll

6.3.9600.17227

95,232

04-Jul-2014

10:06

x86

Appxpackaging.dll

6.3.9600.17227

474,112

04-Jul-2014

09:27

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

Appxsip.dll

6.3.9600.17227

117,248

04-Jul-2014

10:29

x64

Appxpackaging.dll

6.3.9600.17227

544,768

04-Jul-2014

09:30

x64

For Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appxsip.dll

6.3.9600.17227

91,136

04-Jul-2014

09:18

Not applicable

Appxpackaging.dll

6.3.9600.17227

472,400

04-Jul-2014

11:58

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_a2c100fffa7d8786e797aa124f26e439_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_29913fdae3930f60.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

21:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_b569bc88c8f3640610db571bf07554da_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_7c8a065852b572b9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

21:32

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-appxsip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_5e48b3ee916c3c34.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,164

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

18:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..ent-appxpackagingom_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_ae91d2e316527f3d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

86,973

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

18:58

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_4563bd8bbaca4793c6471bfb0d4580c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_c8070dbfa183c616.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

699

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:45

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_a2c100fffa7d8786e797aa124f26e439_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_85afdb5e9bf08096.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:45

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_b569bc88c8f3640610db571bf07554da_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_d8a8a1dc0b12e3ef.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:45

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ba3a890d865614232c41a9855b6ff694_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_28b7a15b2fd03b7a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

717

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:45

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-appxsip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_ba674f7249c9ad6a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,166

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

21:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..ent-appxpackagingom_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_0ab06e66ceaff073.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

86,977

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

21:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-appxsip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_5e48b3ee916c3c34.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,164

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

18:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..ent-appxpackagingom_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_ae91d2e316527f3d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

86,973

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

18:58

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_7ee275956ee0a370f5e8c9114825ab40_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_f7a175dfac2012ba.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:43

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_924334757e4757ef3f9ba50ef2dbb0fb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_a1cffef73a460856.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,070

Date (UTC)

09-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

19:43

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-appxsip_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_5e4b264691695afa.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

10,164

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

12:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-c..ent-appxpackagingom_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_ae94453b164f9e03.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

86,973

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

12:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..ent-appxpackagingom_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17227_none_ae91d2e316527f3d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

86,973

Date (UTC)

04-Jul-2014

Time (UTC)

18:58

Platform

Not applicable


Status

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

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