Group Policy objects are removed from Windows Server 2003-based clients if the WMI filter evaluation fails

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a Group Policy object in an Active Directory domain environment.
  • You assign a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filter to the Group Policy object.
  • The WMI filter evaluation fails because of some transient errors. For example, the WMI filter cannot be evaluated when a domain controller is temporarily unavailable.
In this scenario, the Group Policy object is removed from Windows Server 2003-based client computers, and the following event is logged in the Application log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1104
Description:
Windows cannot perform filter check for Group Policy object cn= { GUID } ,cn=policies,cn=system,DC= single . The associated filter cannot be found. This Group Policy Object will be skipped.

Therefore, you experience this problem until the Group Policy object is reapplied. Additionally, if the removed Group Policy object contains some IP security (IPsec) settings, the IPsec ports may be closed until the Group Policy object is reapplied.

RESOLUTION

After you apply this hotfix, if the WMI filter evaluation fails, the whole Group Policy processing cycle also fails. However, the Group Policy object is not removed from the client, and you can retry the Group Policy processing later.

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed on the computer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.3179790,52822-Jul-200815:51x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.4339780,80022-Jul-200815:29x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.31791,563,64822-Jul-200815:30IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.3179790,52822-Jul-200815:30x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.43391,563,64822-Jul-200815:42IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.4339780,80022-Jul-200815:42x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.31791,070,08022-Jul-200815:32x64SP1Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.3179790,52822-Jul-200815:32x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.43391,071,10422-Jul-200815:50x64SP2Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.4339780,80022-Jul-200815:50x86SP2WOW
Windows XP with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.31791,070,08022-Jul-200815:32x64SP1Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.3179790,52822-Jul-200815:32x86SP1WOW
Windows XP with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Userenv.dll5.2.3790.43391,071,10422-Jul-200815:50x64SP2Not Applicable
Wuserenv.dll5.2.3790.4339780,80022-Jul-200815:50x86SP2WOW

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


Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you must have technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/default.mspx

Properties

Article ID: 953663 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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