Symptoms

Assume that you set up a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) environment. When you run Windows Update on a client computer that is running Windows RT, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012, the Windows Update client software periodically tries to access a Microsoft URL, even though you have configured the computer to receive its updates from the WSUS server. This issue occurs even if you have set the Turn off access to all Windows Update features and Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations Group Policy options to block access.

Note This issue does not cause updates to be downloaded unexpectedly from the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services. However, it may cause delays in Windows Update operations.

How to obtain this update

To resolve this issue, we have released an update for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012.

This update allows for the Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations policy to function on client computers that are running Windows RT, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012. 

Note After you enable this policy, computers will be prevented from accessing the Windows Store.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012

Download Download the package now.

Note The update for Windows RT can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Status

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

More Information

Starting with Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012, Windows Update implements a new mechanism to dynamically determine what services are available. As part of this mechanism, the Windows Update client software periodically tries to contact a Microsoft host. The existing Turn off access to all Windows Update features policy that controls access to the Windows Update and Microsoft Update services does not control access to this new service discovery mechanism.

Beginning with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, a new Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations policy is added. This policy is used to suppress this mechanism and to force the Windows Update client software to access only known services.

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, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 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

    6.2.920 0.17xxx

    Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21xxx

    Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are not listed.


For Windows RT

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Storewuauth.dll

6.2.9200.17072

143,360

07-Aug-2014

03:56

Not applicable

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.17072

643,584

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.17072

86,016

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.16693

22,016

16-Aug-2013

02:47

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,998

07-Aug-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,945

07-Aug-2014

12:15

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,243

07-Aug-2014

05:23

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

62,753

07-Aug-2014

08:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

32,237

07-Aug-2014

05:17

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,457

07-Aug-2014

06:55

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,438

07-Aug-2014

15:40

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

40,174

07-Aug-2014

06:53

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,880

07-Aug-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,716

07-Aug-2014

07:34

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

42,380

07-Aug-2014

06:53

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,349

07-Aug-2014

17:43

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

33,898

07-Aug-2014

15:46

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,662

07-Aug-2014

07:33

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,554

07-Aug-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,699

07-Aug-2014

07:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,671

07-Aug-2014

07:26

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

58,340

07-Aug-2014

07:40

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,282

07-Aug-2014

15:43

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,620

07-Aug-2014

13:19

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,123

07-Aug-2014

07:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

15:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

14:51

Not applicable

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.17072

33,792

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.17072

123,904

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxml

Not applicable

11,791

02-Nov-2012

00:37

Not applicable

Wuauclt.exe

7.8.9200.17072

51,608

07-Aug-2014

04:31

Not applicable

Wuaueng.dll

7.8.9200.17072

2,386,432

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wups2.dll

7.8.9200.16693

22,528

16-Aug-2013

02:47

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.admx

Not applicable

23,635

06-Aug-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Wuaext.dll

7.8.9200.17072

16,896

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wucltux.dll

7.8.9200.17072

1,550,848

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

Wusettingsprovider.dll

7.8.9200.17072

209,408

07-Aug-2014

03:57

Not applicable

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Storewuauth.dll

6.2.9200.17072

149,504

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Storewuauth.dll

6.2.9200.21191

149,504

06-Aug-2014

22:53

x86

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.17072

629,248

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.17072

86,528

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.16686

20,992

15-Aug-2013

22:43

x86

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.21191

629,248

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.21191

86,528

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.20801

20,992

16-Aug-2013

04:23

x86

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,998

07-Aug-2014

06:56

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,945

07-Aug-2014

11:21

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,243

07-Aug-2014

04:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

62,753

07-Aug-2014

07:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

32,237

07-Aug-2014

04:49

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,457

07-Aug-2014

04:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,438

07-Aug-2014

09:10

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

40,174

07-Aug-2014

04:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,880

07-Aug-2014

06:57

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,716

07-Aug-2014

06:57

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

42,380

07-Aug-2014

04:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,349

07-Aug-2014

12:17

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

33,898

07-Aug-2014

12:16

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,662

07-Aug-2014

06:56

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,554

07-Aug-2014

08:10

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,699

07-Aug-2014

07:04

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,671

07-Aug-2014

06:56

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

58,340

07-Aug-2014

06:57

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,282

07-Aug-2014

07:12

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,620

07-Aug-2014

06:58

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,123

07-Aug-2014

07:28

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

07:31

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

08:09

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,998

07-Aug-2014

00:28

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,945

07-Aug-2014

00:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,243

06-Aug-2014

23:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

62,753

07-Aug-2014

00:12

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

32,237

06-Aug-2014

23:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,457

06-Aug-2014

23:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,438

07-Aug-2014

00:17

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

40,174

06-Aug-2014

23:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,880

07-Aug-2014

01:16

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,716

07-Aug-2014

00:06

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

42,380

06-Aug-2014

23:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,349

07-Aug-2014

00:46

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

33,898

07-Aug-2014

00:24

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,662

07-Aug-2014

01:49

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,554

07-Aug-2014

00:47

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,699

07-Aug-2014

00:46

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,671

07-Aug-2014

01:32

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

58,340

07-Aug-2014

00:05

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,282

07-Aug-2014

00:20

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,620

07-Aug-2014

00:38

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,123

07-Aug-2014

01:29

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

00:25

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

00:05

Not applicable

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.17072

35,328

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.17072

128,000

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.21191

35,328

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.21191

128,000

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxml

Not applicable

11,791

02-Nov-2012

00:43

Not applicable

Wuauclt.exe

7.8.9200.17072

52,632

07-Aug-2014

04:58

x86

Wuaueng.dll

7.8.9200.17072

2,600,960

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wups2.dll

7.8.9200.16686

21,504

15-Aug-2013

22:43

x86

Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxml

Not applicable

11,791

25-Jul-2012

20:34

Not applicable

Wuauclt.exe

7.8.9200.21191

52,632

06-Aug-2014

23:26

x86

Wuaueng.dll

7.8.9200.21191

2,740,224

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wups2.dll

7.8.9200.20801

21,504

16-Aug-2013

04:23

x86

Windowsupdate.admx

Not applicable

23,635

06-Aug-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.admx

Not applicable

23,635

06-Aug-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Wuaext.dll

7.8.9200.17072

16,384

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wucltux.dll

7.8.9200.17072

1,557,504

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wusettingsprovider.dll

7.8.9200.17072

216,576

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wuaext.dll

7.8.9200.21191

16,384

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wucltux.dll

7.8.9200.21191

1,557,504

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wusettingsprovider.dll

7.8.9200.21191

216,576

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Storewuauth.dll

6.2.9200.17072

176,640

07-Aug-2014

06:35

x64

Storewuauth.dll

6.2.9200.21191

176,640

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.17072

773,120

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.17072

100,352

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.16693

49,664

16-Aug-2013

05:21

x64

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.21191

780,288

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.21191

100,352

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.21191

49,152

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,998

07-Aug-2014

19:29

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,945

07-Aug-2014

18:42

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,243

07-Aug-2014

06:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

62,753

07-Aug-2014

17:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

32,237

07-Aug-2014

07:39

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,457

07-Aug-2014

06:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,438

07-Aug-2014

13:34

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

40,174

07-Aug-2014

06:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,880

07-Aug-2014

14:10

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,716

07-Aug-2014

18:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

42,380

07-Aug-2014

06:41

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,349

07-Aug-2014

18:27

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

33,898

07-Aug-2014

13:43

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,662

07-Aug-2014

14:03

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,554

07-Aug-2014

13:58

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,699

07-Aug-2014

13:36

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,671

07-Aug-2014

13:33

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

58,340

07-Aug-2014

18:55

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,282

07-Aug-2014

13:33

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,620

07-Aug-2014

13:53

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,123

07-Aug-2014

13:34

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

18:13

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

18:28

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,998

07-Aug-2014

04:00

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,945

07-Aug-2014

05:01

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,243

07-Aug-2014

02:09

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

62,753

07-Aug-2014

03:49

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

32,237

07-Aug-2014

02:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,457

07-Aug-2014

02:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,438

07-Aug-2014

03:23

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

40,174

07-Aug-2014

02:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,880

07-Aug-2014

03:17

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,716

07-Aug-2014

05:17

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

42,380

07-Aug-2014

02:08

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,349

07-Aug-2014

03:37

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

33,898

07-Aug-2014

03:19

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

35,662

07-Aug-2014

04:49

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

38,554

07-Aug-2014

04:23

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,699

07-Aug-2014

03:51

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

37,671

07-Aug-2014

04:00

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

58,340

07-Aug-2014

03:56

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

34,282

07-Aug-2014

05:14

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

36,620

07-Aug-2014

03:39

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,123

07-Aug-2014

05:52

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

05:42

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.adml

Not applicable

29,424

07-Aug-2014

04:02

Not applicable

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.17072

40,448

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.17072

144,384

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.21191

40,448

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.21191

144,384

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxml

Not applicable

11,791

02-Nov-2012

00:41

Not applicable

Wuauclt.exe

7.8.9200.17072

59,400

07-Aug-2014

07:51

x64

Wuaueng.dll

7.8.9200.17072

3,287,552

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wups2.dll

7.8.9200.16693

49,152

16-Aug-2013

05:21

x64

Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxml

Not applicable

11,791

25-Jul-2012

20:30

Not applicable

Wuauclt.exe

7.8.9200.21191

59,400

07-Aug-2014

01:47

x64

Wuaueng.dll

7.8.9200.21191

3,382,784

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wups2.dll

7.8.9200.20801

49,152

16-Aug-2013

05:02

x64

Windowsupdate.admx

Not applicable

23,635

06-Aug-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Windowsupdate.admx

Not applicable

23,635

06-Aug-2014

22:10

Not applicable

Wuaext.dll

7.8.9200.17072

17,920

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wucltux.dll

7.8.9200.17072

1,623,552

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wusettingsprovider.dll

7.8.9200.17072

253,440

07-Aug-2014

06:36

x64

Wuaext.dll

7.8.9200.21191

17,920

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wucltux.dll

7.8.9200.21191

1,623,552

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wusettingsprovider.dll

7.8.9200.21191

253,440

06-Aug-2014

22:50

x64

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.17072

629,248

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.17072

86,528

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.16686

20,992

15-Aug-2013

22:43

x86

Wuapi.dll

7.8.9200.21191

629,248

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wudriver.dll

7.8.9200.21191

86,528

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wups.dll

7.8.9200.20801

20,992

16-Aug-2013

04:23

x86

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.17072

35,328

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.17072

128,000

07-Aug-2014

04:41

x86

Wuapp.exe

7.8.9200.21191

35,328

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86

Wuwebv.dll

7.8.9200.21191

128,000

06-Aug-2014

22:54

x86




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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