Members of a security group cannot modify the security settings of a certificate template even if you delegate the full control permission to the group in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Certificate Template Console MMC snap-in to connect to a writable domain controller from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.
  • You add a security group to a certificate template, and you delegate the full control permission to the group by using the Certificate Template Console MMC snap-in.
  • You log on to the computer by using a user account that is a member of the security group.
  • You try to modify the settings under the Security tab of the Properties dialog box of the certificate template.
In this scenario, you cannot modify the settings. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Windows cannot save changes to the certificate template. The security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.
Notes
  • The issue still occurs if you assign the security group to be the owner of the certificate template.
  • You can only modify the security settings of the certificate template successfully when all the following conditions are true:
    • You assign ownership of the certificate template to a user account.  
    • You log on to the computer by using the user account to modify the security settings of the certificate template.

Cause

The issue occurs because of an error in the Certcli.dll module that allows only the owners of the certificate templates to modify these security settings. These owners can only be user accounts, not security groups.

Note The expected behavior is that any user account can modify certificates after the user account is granted sufficient access permissions.

Resolution

After you install the hotfix, any user account that has the full control permission for a certificate template can edit its security settings.

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
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 one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Additionally, you must have Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed in Windows 7.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

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

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
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (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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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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
Certcli.dll6.1.7600.21008335,36014-Jul-201104:30x86
Certcli.dll6.1.7601.21770342,01614-Jul-201105:44x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Certcli.dll6.1.7600.21008461,31214-Jul-201105:25x64
Certcli.dll6.1.7601.21770461,31214-Jul-201105:18x64
Certcli.dll6.1.7600.21008335,36014-Jul-201104:30x86
Certcli.dll6.1.7601.21770342,01614-Jul-201105:44x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Certcli.dll6.1.7600.21008881,15214-Jul-201104:10IA-64
Certcli.dll6.1.7601.21770881,15214-Jul-201104:03IA-64
Certcli.dll6.1.7600.21008335,36014-Jul-201104:30x86
Certcli.dll6.1.7601.21770342,01614-Jul-201105:44x86

Status

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

More information

If you try to change discretionary access control list (DACL) information and Owner Information in one step (by using the advanced dialog) before the hotfix is installed, you receive the error message about not being the owner, and the operation cannot be applied. If you perform the same operation after the hotfix is installed, you still receive the error message but the operation is partly successful. This means that the changes to DACL information are applied, but the changes to Owner information are not applied.

For more information about a similar issue in Windows Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2458866 A security group member still cannot modify a certificate template even if you delegate management control to the group in Windows Server 2008
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 size2,773
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_d8e95c63e287791dd7956a157a880a8a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_27922e3750a3c794.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_d8370a48b6d54ee3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,143
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21770_none_d9c9dd68b43b806c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,143
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:15
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_13fda19cbfa5c43cd1b22cf9e00c7116_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21770_none_d7be5bc7fd8df66a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size720
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_18bd0cf0678bdeede6159a4de4fff036_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_47f3493982477f80.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size720
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_6485b0370c238b9535a62525a71954ad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21770_none_275e2bb18b2d53d3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,080
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_885a61ef5eed6c67c91cf64100afa275_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_99de31049a497cd4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,080
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_3455a5cc6f32c019.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,147
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-c..tionauthorityclient_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21770_none_35e878ec6c98f1a2.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size34,147
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size3,215
Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:10
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)06:15
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_38dc824d71df923283fe8614d217d882_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21008_none_3f57f51a64d39fc7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:10
PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
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PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
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PlatformNot applicable
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Date (UTC)14-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)05:10
PlatformNot applicable
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Properties

Article ID: 2578963 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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