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Article ID: 970840 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 4.0

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SYMPTOMS

Symptom 1

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the Group Policy Preferences for Internet Explorer in a domain environment.
  • In the Group Policy Management Editor, you click to select one or more of the following check boxes on the User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings\Internet Explorer 7\Advanced tab or on the User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings\Internet Explorer 8\Advanced tab :
    • Check boxes under Accessibility
      • "Reset text size to medium while zooming"
      • "Reset Zoom level to 100% for new windows and tabs"
    • Check boxes under Security
      • "Allow active content to run in files"
      • "Allow software to run or install even..."
    • Check boxes under International
      • "Send IDN Server Names"
      • "Send UTF -8 URL"
      • "Show information bar for encoded address"
  • You apply these settings to some computers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
In this scenario, these Group Policy configurations are not deployed to client computers successfully. For example, under Security in the Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences, you click to select the "Allow active content to run in files" check box. However, in the Internet Explorer Preferences on the client-side, this check box is not selected after the policy is applied to the client.

Symptom 2

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the Group Policy Preferences for Internet Explorer in a domain environment.
  • In the Group Policy Management Editor, you double-click to edit the same policy setting again.
In this scenario, the GPME window freezes and crashes. You cannot make any changes.

RESOLUTION

To resolve the issue, install this hotfix on computers that have the Group Policy Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in installed.

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 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, 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, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ ) How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968849/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" 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 Vista" 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, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxx version number.
  • 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 Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files 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 Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22475722,43218-Jul-200911:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224753,838,46418-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22475691,20018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22475202,24018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22475222,72018-Jul-200911:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224752,139,13618-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22180722,43218-Jul-200911:45x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221803,838,46418-Jul-200909:33x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22180691,20018-Jul-200911:45x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22180202,24018-Jul-200909:32x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22180222,72018-Jul-200909:32x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221802,139,13618-Jul-200911:45x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22475771,58418-Jul-200912:21x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224754,329,98418-Jul-200912:21x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22475956,92818-Jul-200912:21x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22475265,72818-Jul-200912:21x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22475290,81618-Jul-200912:21x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224753,103,74418-Jul-200912:21x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22180771,58418-Jul-200911:44x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221804,329,98418-Jul-200911:44x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22180956,92818-Jul-200911:44x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22180265,72818-Jul-200911:44x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22180290,81618-Jul-200911:44x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221803,103,74418-Jul-200911:44x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22475722,43218-Jul-200911:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224753,838,46418-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22475691,20018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22475202,24018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22475222,72018-Jul-200911:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224752,139,13618-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22180722,43218-Jul-200911:45x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221803,838,46418-Jul-200909:33x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22180691,20018-Jul-200911:45x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22180202,24018-Jul-200909:32x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22180222,72018-Jul-200909:32x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221802,139,13618-Jul-200911:45x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.224751,038,84818-Jul-200911:49IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224755,991,42418-Jul-200911:50IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.224751,842,68818-Jul-200911:50IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22475480,25618-Jul-200911:50IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22475563,20018-Jul-200911:50IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224755,737,47218-Jul-200911:50IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.221801,038,84818-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221805,991,42418-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.221801,842,68818-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22180480,25618-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22180563,20018-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221805,737,47218-Jul-200911:38IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22475722,43218-Jul-200911:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224753,838,46418-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22475691,20018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22475202,24018-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22475222,72018-Jul-200911:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224752,139,13618-Jul-200911:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22180722,43218-Jul-200911:45x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221803,838,46418-Jul-200909:33x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22180691,20018-Jul-200911:45x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22180202,24018-Jul-200909:32x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22180222,72018-Jul-200909:32x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221802,139,13618-Jul-200911:45x86
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • 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 Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" 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 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207854,342,78420-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20785627,71220-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20785166,40020-Aug-201004:27x86
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207852,548,73620-Aug-201004:27x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207854,889,08820-Aug-201005:40x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20785901,63220-Aug-201005:40x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20785236,03220-Aug-201005:40x64
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207853,787,77620-Aug-201005:40x64
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207854,342,78420-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20785627,71220-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20785166,40020-Aug-201004:27x86
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207852,548,73620-Aug-201004:27x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207856,577,66420-Aug-201004:19IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.207851,786,88020-Aug-201004:19IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20785463,36020-Aug-201004:19IA-64
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207857,068,16020-Aug-201004:19IA-64
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207854,342,78420-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20785627,71220-Aug-201004:27x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20785166,40020-Aug-201004:27x86
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207852,548,73620-Aug-201004:27x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

The following are the detailed steps to set an Internet Explorer 7 Group Policy:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Gpmc.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. In the Group Policy Management MMC snap-in, right-click a Group Policy object, and then click Edit.
  3. Locate the item User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings.
  4. On the right side panel, right-click an empty area, and then select New\Internet Explorer 7 .
For more information, 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

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,246
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_d7036c1dbf6f0ed148c6777b3a582b3c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_e92ebce7ff93e219.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size721
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_da87abadd6b76bd25e02c75f5ddb5f77_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_303a61323f48c9f6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size721
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_b677dffbca0f35ea.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)22:24
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_b84e8085c742284c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)21:59
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameAmd64_aa55024132bbdf52d3df8f3dc84894c9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_952a89f8eb2d2111.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_c08695c226d178746bd8a84ed3667a98_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_ca2bbe647a78ab79.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_12967b7f826ca720.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)22:33
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_146d1c097f9f9982.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)21:57
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,262
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_b677dffbca0f35ea.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)22:24
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_b84e8085c742284c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)21:59
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameIa64_226e28f6454640d90b0909221ceb0536_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_b0bad228d648e4b6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_6024eb2fd4cb07d264096850d48e9ca6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_a64434b667e36d9b.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_b67983f1ca0d3ee6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,347
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)22:13
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_b850247bc7403148.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,347
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)21:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,579
Date (UTC)19-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)05:15
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22475_none_b677dffbca0f35ea.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)22:24
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22180_none_b84e8085c742284c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-Jul-2009
Time (UTC)21:59
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size9,381
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20785_none_b694e4212b2e8911.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:57
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20785_none_12b37fa4e38bfa47.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,065
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)02:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size17,275
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20785_none_b694e4212b2e8911.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)02:03
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20785_none_b69688172b2c920d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,062
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,454
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20785_none_b694e4212b2e8911.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)21-Aug-2010
Time (UTC)01:54
PlatformNot Applicable

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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