BUG: WMF 5.1 breaks SFC on Windows 8.1, and SFC might breaks DSC
After installing WMF 5.1 in Windows 8.1 / Server R12, running SFC integrity scan reports and "repairs" couple of localized DSCResources files
but it actually replaces new WMF 5.1 files with inbox DSCResources files, which would breaks DSC on non-english systems
this happens because the files are referenced (shared) in two different WinSxS components
in inbox Windows 8.1 the files are contained in:
but in WMF 5.1 they are now contained in:
hence the inbox files are not considered superseded, and SFC tries to restore them
this issue is similar to this one for Windows 7 (not Powershell related, but just to understand the picture)
here's a snippet of CBS.log
Will poke around and see what’s going on here, but given the age and severity of this issue, it’s unlikely that we’ll do servicing here. Sorry about that..
John Smith commented
I too have this issue. It appears to only affect non EN-US installations of Windows 8.1.
It's really annoying too, because I like having a stable system and rely on SFC to check on the health of the component store from time to time.