Summary

This article describes the update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 that is dated March 2014. This update rollup package includes performance and reliability improvements for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.

Issues that this update fixes

This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

  • 2914387 Address AD object renaming issues when success auditing is enabled

  • 2918550 DNS server runs out of nonpaged pool memory when IPsec is used and there's a large volume of UDP traffic

  • 2921501 Sppsvc.exe crashes when you activate Windows 8.1 in offline scenarios

  • 2921502 Token activation cannot activate Windows 8.1 when multiple certificates are available

  • 2923122 One or more properties are invalid error when you run the Get-ADUser or Get-ADComputer cmdlet

  • 2923763 Improvements to crash dump file handling in WER in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2926970 Play To freezes when you play videos from a Windows RT 8.1 Qualcomm device to a DMR device

  • 2929447 Other monitors are not clipped when you limit sharing to one monitor in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • 2929546 4K/UHD video content may not be correctly played back through Media foundation in Windows

  • 2929881 0x80070005 error when you run DPM jobs in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

More Information

Update information

How to obtain the update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Notes

  • This update is provided as an important update.

  • If you select the Install updates automatically (recommended) Windows Update setting, this update is automatically installed.

  • If you select other Windows Update settings, we highly recommend that you immediately install this update through Windows Update.

Microsoft Download Center

You can also obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, go to the Microsoft Download Center, and then search for KB2928680.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

The global version of this update 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 notes

  • 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 not listed.

For Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Mstscax.dll

6.3.9600.16521

5,060,608

29-Jan-2014

03:17

Not applicable

Mstscax.mof

Not applicable

2,055

18-Jun-2013

14:55

Not applicable

Rdpencom.mof

Not applicable

1,157

18-Jun-2013

14:55

Not applicable

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

386,722

27-Jan-2014

11:45

Not applicable

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Sppsvc.exe

6.3.9600.16497

5,251,224

21-Dec-2013

12:06

x86

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

386,722

27-Jan-2014

11:52

Not applicable

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Dbgeng.dll

6.3.9600.16520

4,175,360

27-Jan-2014

19:07

x64

Apndatabase.xml

Not applicable

386,722

27-Jan-2014

11:45

Not applicable


References

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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