You experience a GPO report-generation issue in the GPMC window when you try to generate the report in a localized version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) to configure a localized version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to connect to a domain controller in a domain environment.
  • You try to generate a report for a Group Policy object (GPO) in the GPMC window.
In this scenario, you experience one of the following issues:
  • You can generate the report. However, the locale-setting name is blank.
  • You cannot generate the report. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:  

    Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "Key being added:"
Note These issues do not occur if you use the GPMC to generate the report in an English version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2. 

CAUSE

These issues occur because the GPMC uses an initial buffer size of 128 bytes for a locale-setting name. If the size of one or more of the locale-setting names is larger than 128 bytes, one of the issues that are described in the "Symptoms" section occurs. If there is only one large locale-setting name in the report, the first issue occurs. If there is more than one large locale-setting name in the report, the second issue occurs.

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 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 website:
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 be running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 that has Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global 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 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 very important for maintaining 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
Microsoft.grouppolicy.interop.dll6.1.7600.20738145,92019-Jun-201006:33x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.grouppolicy.interop.dll6.1.7600.20738151,04019-Jun-201006:58x64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.interop.dll6.1.7600.20738145,92019-Jun-201006:33x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.grouppolicy.interop.dll6.1.7600.20738166,40019-Jun-201006:05IA-64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.interop.dll6.1.7600.20738145,92019-Jun-201006:33x86

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 Group Policy settings are known to trigger the issues that are described in this article:
  • Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings
  • User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode
  • User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop
  • User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations
  • System objects: Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g., Symbolic Links)
  • Interactive logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case domain controller is not available)
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

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 size1,653
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_249b6606adfad12f9d1a27fc160b034c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_9a653853bf945223.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft.grouppolicy.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_c274bd6c3757914f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,389
Date (UTC)19-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)07:06
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_be11343152dcfca1c5780c9e3eba2fd2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_a4ded47a2371e863.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,046
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft.grouppolicy.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_1e9358efefb50285.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,393
Date (UTC)19-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)08:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,663
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft.grouppolicy.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_c274bd6c3757914f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,389
Date (UTC)19-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)07:06
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_52468bb05d5077ce6a82d957041b6ff8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_87dd05855c5db64f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,044
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft.grouppolicy.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_c276616237559a4b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,391
Date (UTC)19-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)07:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,460
Date (UTC)20-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)04:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft.grouppolicy.interop_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20738_none_c274bd6c3757914f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,389
Date (UTC)19-Jun-2010
Time (UTC)07:06
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2254754 - Last Review: August 12, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbfix kbsurveynew kbexpertiseinter KB2254754

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