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When a remote client computer connects to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based terminal server, and the locale settings (in the Regional and Language Options tool in Control Panel) on the remote client are different from the locale settings on the terminal server, the terminal server session runs in install mode.
During logon, the session is set to install mode before it runs certain automated tasks in case these automated tasks are part of an installation. After these tasks complete, the session is reset to execute mode. However, if the Ctfmon.exe program is one of the automated tasks, Ctfmon.exe does not exit, and therefore the session is not reset to execute mode. If you end the Ctfmon process, the session is then reset to execute mode, but this results in the loss of Ctfmon functionality.
Hotfix InformationA 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.
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PrerequisitesWindows Server 2003.
Restart RequirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement InformationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File InformationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 ----------------------------------------------------------- 13-Aug-2003 00:37 5.2.3790.77 24,064 Userinit.exe
For additional information about Ctfmon, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599/ )OFFXP: What Is CTFMON and What Does It Do?
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 826821 - Last Review: July 24, 2007 - Revision: 6.11