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Article ID: 903242 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0

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256986  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ ) Description of the Microsoft Windows registry

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SYMPTOMS

After you use the gpupdate /target:computer command to update the Group Policy settings on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that has the Multilingual User Interface Pack installed, the Windows Security Center control panel item appears in English instead of in the local language. This problem may also occur after the computer updates the Group Policy settings in the background.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a bug in the Userenv.dll file.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. 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 this specific problem. 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, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note 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 have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -------------------------------------------------------
   11-Aug-2005  02:29  5.1.2600.2736  723,968  Userenv.dll

WORKAROUND

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To work around this problem, use one of the following three methods:
  • Log off the computer, and then log on again.
  • Run the gpupdate /target:user command to apply the correct MUI language settings.
  • Set the following two registry subkeys to the four-digit code that indicates the user language.
    • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\MUILanguagePending
    • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\MultiUILanguageId

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 the terminology that is used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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kbautohotfix kbbug kbfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB903242
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