Name of Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are displayed incorrectly in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory domain environment.
  • You create new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer in a Group Policy Object (GPO). To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
    2. In the GPMC console tree, expand the GPOs toUser Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings.
    3. Create a new Internet Explorer Group Policy preference for Internet Explorer by using the default name "Internet Explorer 8."
  • You change the name of the Group Policy preferences. For example, "Internet Explorer 8" is renamed "TEST IE8."
  • You deploy this GPO in the domain.
In this scenario, the new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are applied successfully. However, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences is displayed as Internet Explorer 5 and 6 in a Group Policy Results report. Additionally, when you try to reconfigure the policy in GPMC, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences revert to Internet Explorer 8.

Note This issue can also occur on a Windows 7-based computer that has the Remote Server Administration Tools feature installed.

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 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Additionally, you must have the Remote Server Administration Tools feature installed on the computer that is running 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 apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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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 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 1.17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • 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 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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.reporting.dll6.1.7601.222071,851,39202-Jan-201304:43x86
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.17514728,57620-Nov-201012:19x86
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.222074,343,29602-Jan-201304:36x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.22207627,71202-Jan-201304:36x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22207166,40002-Jan-201304:36x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514225,28020-Nov-201012:19x86
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.222072,549,24802-Jan-201304:36x86
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.17514774,65620-Nov-201013:26x64
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.222074,889,08802-Jan-201305:29x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.22207901,63202-Jan-201305:29x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22207236,03202-Jan-201305:29x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514302,08020-Nov-201013:26x64
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.222073,788,28802-Jan-201305:29x64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll6.1.7601.222071,851,39202-Jan-201304:43x86
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For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.1.7601.175141,063,42420-Nov-201010:26IA-64
Gppref.dll6.1.7601.222076,577,15202-Jan-201304:43IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7601.222071,786,88002-Jan-201304:43IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7601.22207463,36002-Jan-201304:43IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.1.7601.17514581,12020-Nov-201010:26IA-64
Propshts.dll6.1.7601.222077,069,18402-Jan-201304:43IA-64
Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll6.1.7601.222071,851,39202-Jan-201304:43x86
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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

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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 nameMsil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_4cabc8bd22795a79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,860
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)05:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_b8d3a4a128126a4f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)18:19
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_14f24024e06fdb85.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,065
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)18:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_4cabc8bd22795a79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,860
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)05:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_b8d3a4a128126a4f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)18:23
PlatformNot applicable
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_b8d548972810734b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,062
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)18:16
PlatformNot applicable
File nameMsil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_4cabc8bd22795a79.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,860
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)05:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22207_none_b8d3a4a128126a4f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)02-Jan-2013
Time (UTC)18:16
PlatformNot applicable
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Properties

Article ID: 2798787 - Last Review: February 13, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
    • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Starter
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
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