Symptoms

If the client is not connected to the DirectAccess server, you will not have the Disconnect option for disabling the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT) in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Cause

By design, the Disconnect option to disable the NRPT is available only if you have already made a successful connection to the DirectAccess server.

Resolution

After you apply this hotfix, the Disconnect option to disable the NRPT is available when the DirectAccess client is not actually connected to a DirectAccess server. This gives users inside acorporate network access to corporate resources if the network location server becomes unavailable. It's a requirement that the network location server be highly available. However, if it becomes unavailable, the Windows 8.x clients that have this hotfix installed can use the Disconnect option to disable the NRPT in order to access corporate resources.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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, go to 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 or Windows 8.1.


Additionally, you must first install update 2919355 on Windows 8.1.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

The English (United States) 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 file information and notesImportant Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" 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" 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

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21 xxx

    Windows 8

    RTM

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 8" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely 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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Daconn.dll

6.2.9200.21001

91,136

27-Mar-2014

23:31

x86

Daprop.exe

6.2.9200.16384

379,392

26-Jul-2012

03:20

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Daconn.dll

6.2.9200.21001

98,816

27-Mar-2014

23:31

x64

Daprop.exe

6.2.9200.16384

381,952

26-Jul-2012

03:08

x64

Windows 8.1 file information and notesImportant Windows 8.1 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 0.17 xxx

    Windows 8.1

    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 for Windows 8.1" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely 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

Daconn.dll

6.3.9600.17084

43,008

28-Mar-2014

06:29

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Daconn.dll

6.3.9600.17084

51,200

28-Mar-2014

06:27

x64

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

Package_1_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,830

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:38

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,830

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:38

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,934

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:38

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_c46dbe5f25fadb08807c225ae3003a99_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21001_none_fc2e6730e386020b.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:38

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-d..cess-connectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21001_none_aa58d1d9cfd4db01.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

5,998

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:38

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

File name

Amd64_8dea946f85b8d518ba242c4dd902b0d2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21001_none_5d1e34c3225a9159.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:45

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..cess-connectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21001_none_06776d5d88324c37.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

6,002

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:45

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,049

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:45

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,840

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:45

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,155

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

03:45

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional file information for Windows 8.1

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

File name

Package_1_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,841

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm_gm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,405

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,467

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_0f9a293a1752c49d37e6da1f12c703b4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17084_none_a9053af78f334e7a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-d..cess-connectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17084_none_4170711901283468.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

5,291

Date (UTC)

28-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

10:07

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

Amd64_cd55cceac146f73bd3eb2c794e04d50e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17084_none_c05135e27b342d4e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

719

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:31

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..cess-connectionflow_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17084_none_9d8f0c9cb985a59e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

5,295

Date (UTC)

29-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

02:53

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb2953212~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,093

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:31

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm_gm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,413

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:31

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb2953212_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,717

Date (UTC)

30-Mar-2014

Time (UTC)

01:31

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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