Windows Phone application development is blocked in Windows 8.1

Symptoms

Assume that you have some development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio interact with the Windows resource management system for Windows Store apps and associated SDK tools for certain application development processes. The components in the tools must inter-operate with certain components in the Windows Phone SDK. You use the tools to develop Windows Phone applications in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. In this situation, the resource management system cannot inter-operate correctly with the relevant Windows Phone SDK components and blocks Windows Phone application development.

Resolution

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, 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 be running 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 must 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 RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information notesImportant 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 0.16 xxx

    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┬áin the "Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and 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 Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mrmindexer.dll

6.3.9600.16508

539,136

11-Jan-2014

02:39

Not applicable

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mrmindexer.dll

6.3.9600.16508

518,656

11-Jan-2014

03:29

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

Mrmindexer.dll

6.3.9600.16508

691,200

11-Jan-2014

03:41

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

Additional files for Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_8b029539e7386cb537fedb395ad229d5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_2dce5b823ae97227.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_d351ef38a89e85be8df9d5a5d80bec01_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_98d7f80646499f50.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-c..esources-mrmindexer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_fdb34787eaa7cdf3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,105

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

13:50

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-c..t-resources-mrmcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_807b656e7d371ee9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

135,850

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

13:50

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,602

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

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

File property

Value

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,602

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_42d6abd5cea4eb3fee3f940ee2eb040c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_2f94a4466af9d882.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

718

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_a47ed5d07e41c8fbdb26f7dc5a4094ab_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_f98139a6bf95b097.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:40

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..esources-mrmindexer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_fdb0d52feaaaaf2d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,105

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

10:18

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..t-resources-mrmcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_8078f3167d3a0023.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

135,850

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

10:18

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_42d6abd5cea4eb3fee3f940ee2eb040c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_8bb33fca235749b8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

720

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_6c0be919b0ff1aee40a824d4b1c2bf6d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_9d089fcca43667b3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_a47ed5d07e41c8fbdb26f7dc5a4094ab_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_559fd52a77f321cd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

717

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_f741453122a3aeec61ca0e474248f7f3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_349557d9f5041fa5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

722

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..esources-mrmindexer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_59cf70b3a3082063.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,107

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

14:18

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-c..t-resources-mrmcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_dc978e9a35977159.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

135,854

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

14:19

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,285

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

18:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..esources-mrmindexer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_fdb0d52feaaaaf2d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

9,105

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

10:18

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-c..t-resources-mrmcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16508_none_8078f3167d3a0023.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

135,850

Date (UTC)

11-Jan-2014

Time (UTC)

10:18

Platform

Not applicable



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