March 2014 servicing stack update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes a servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update fixes some issues.

About servicing stack

The servicing stack includes the files and resources that are required to service a Windows image. This includes the Package Manager executable, the required servicing libraries, and other resources. The servicing stack is included in all Windows installations.

Issues that are fixed in thie update

Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:
  • More than one update is downloaded to a computer, and the installation process is started.
  • The updates are installed, and the computer waits to be restarted in order to complete the installation process.
  • The computer shuts down unexpectedly for some reason. For example, the computer crashes.
In this situation, the computer cannot complete the installation process for all the updates by restarting one time. Instead, each update requires a separate restart of the computer in order to complete the installation process. 

Issue 2

During the installation of updates, the computer crashes because too many processes use the binary service. 

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain the update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, go to the Microsoft Download Center, and then search for KB2919442.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 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
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Prerequisites

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

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

Removal information

After you install this servicing stack update, you cannot uninstall it to revert to an earlier version of servicing stack update.

File information

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

Additional file information for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Propiedades

Id. de artículo: 2919442 - Última revisión: 17 dic. 2015 - Revisión: 1

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