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MS14-016: Description of the security update for Active Directory Application Mode: March 11, 2014

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This update resolves a vulnerability in Windows that could allow the bypass�of a security feature if an attacker makes multiple attempts to match passwords to a user name.�

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-016. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:�

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How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet security support and troubleshooting

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International support

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More information about this security update

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Restart information

You must restart the computer after you install this security update.

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Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.
For Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Server 2003
To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Additionally, you can use the Spuninst.exe utility located in the "%Windir%\$NTUninstallKB2933528$\Spuninst" folder.

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Security update replacement information

This security update replaces security updates 2626416 and 2801109.

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File information

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 XP and Windows Server 2003 file information notes

  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file ( that is signed by a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.13.0231,28804-Sep-201311:28x86NoneNot Applicable
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1221,48808-Jul-201014:23x86NoneNot Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Spuninst.exe6.3.4.1293,16813-Feb-201402:39x64NoneNot Applicable

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Article Info
Article ID : 2933528
Revision : 1
Created on : 3/11/2014
Published on : 3/11/2014
Exists online : False
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