You find that the Drive Maps node is still available even though you disable it by using Group Policy

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • In a Windows Server 2008 domain, you set the Drive Maps (GPOE) policy to "Disabled" in the Group Policy object (GPO) that is located in the following path:
    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Management Console\ Restricted/Permitted snap-ins\Group Policy\Preferences
  • You link this GPO to an Organization Unit (OU) so that the users in this OU can apply the policy.
  • You log on by using an account that is in the OU to edit a Group Policy Object.
In this scenario, you find that the Drive Maps node is still available in the Windows Settings section. However, it should be disabled.

Note To find the Windows Settings section, click User Configuration, and then click Preferences.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the wrong GUID for the Drive Maps GPOE was entered in the GroupPolicyPreferences.admx file

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install the hotfix on the servers where you have to manage Group Policy Objects.

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
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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2008 installed on the computer.

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.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 note

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Grouppolicy-server.admxNot Applicable1,48418-Dec-200721:15Not Applicable
Grouppolicypreferences.admxNot Applicable100,68726-Dec-200823:22Not Applicable
Mmcsnapins2.admxNot Applicable6,99418-Dec-200721:15Not Applicable
Windowsserver.admxNot Applicable1,31418-Dec-200721:15Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Grouppolicy-server.admxNot Applicable1,48418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable
Grouppolicypreferences.admxNot Applicable100,68726-Dec-200823:23Not Applicable
Mmcsnapins2.admxNot Applicable6,99418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable
Windowsserver.admxNot Applicable1,31418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Grouppolicy-server.admxNot Applicable1,48418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable
Grouppolicypreferences.admxNot Applicable100,68726-Dec-200823:22Not Applicable
Mmcsnapins2.admxNot Applicable6,99418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable
Windowsserver.admxNot Applicable1,31418-Dec-200721:14Not Applicable

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 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

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

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File namePackage_for_kb959606_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,416
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959606_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..admintools-admfiles_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22339_none_b1815c7ba7a64db9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,245
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:26
PlatformNot Applicable

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

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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..admintools-admfiles_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22339_none_0d9ff7ff6003beef.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,251
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:50
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959606_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,424
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959606_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,438
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:30
PlatformNot Applicable

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

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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..admintools-admfiles_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22339_none_b1830071a7a456b5.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,248
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)05:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959606_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,420
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:29
PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb959606_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)27-Dec-2008
Time (UTC)16:29
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 959606 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • 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 Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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