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You Must Install a Hotfix to Install GPMC on Windows XP Professional
Article ID: 326469 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q326469
You cannot install Microsoft Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 unless you have an updated version of Gpedit.dll.
GPMC requires Gpedit.dll version 5.1.2600.1186 or later when running on Windows XP Professional. To satisfy this requirement, install Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), or install Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 1 and the hotfix provided through this article.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Hotfix informationMicrosoft has released a hotfix that updates your Gpedit.dll file to version 5.1.2600.1186.
Note Beta versions of GPMC that were included in an earlier version of this hotfix installed Gpedit.dll version 5.1.2600.1. If you have installed prerelease versions of GPMC, you must remove GPMC and remove the earlier version of the hotfix before you install this version.
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=supportNote 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.
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 Platform ------------------------------------------------------------------ 17-Mar-2003 18:18 5.1.2600.1186 542,208 Gpedit.dll x86
Windows XP 64-Bit
Note Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Windows XP Service Pack 1.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ------------------------------------------------------------------- 17-Mar-2003 18:18 5.1.2600.1186 1,342,464 Gpedit.dll IA-64 14-Mar-2003 19:33 5.1.2600.1186 542,208 Wgpedit.dll x86
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/ )How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
On Windows XP Service Pack 1, GPMC requires that hotfix 326469 is installed. Each language version of GPMC includes the hotfix in that language, and GPMC Setup will only install the hotfix if the language of the operating system matches the language of GPMC. If the languages do not match, GPMC Setup will quit, and you must install the hotfix before you can continue.
GPMC requires Gpedit.dll version 5.1.2600.1185. GPMC Setup prompts you to install Windows XP hotfix 326469 if it is not already present. This hotfix updates your version of Gpedit.dll to version 5.1.2600.1186.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: