Some Group Policy settings may be displayed in Extra Registry Settings in the Group Policy Management console in Windows XP SP2

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SYMPTOMS

When you modify a Group Policy object in Microsoft Windows XP, some settings that you modify may be displayed in an Extra Registry Settings section in the Group Policy Management console.

CAUSE

This behavior may occur when you modify the Group Policy object by using a Windows XP-based computer that has Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

Windows XP SP2 introduces version 5 of Group Policy Administrative Templates (.adm) files. The Group Policy Management console cannot correctly interpret certain settings in version 5 .adm files. Therefore, it displays these settings in the Extra Registry Settings section.

Note This behavior does not affect how Group Policy functions. The effect of this behavior is limited to the display of this information in the Group Policy Management console.

MORE INFORMATION

The following setting combinations may display the behavior described in the Symptoms section. Other setting combinations may also display this behavior.
  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Distributed COM\Application Compatibility Settings\Define Activation Security Check exemptions
  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files\Administratively assigned offline files
  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files\Prohibit 'Make Available Offline’ for these files and folders
  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files\Administratively assigned offline files
  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files\ Prohibit ‘Make Available Offline’ for these files and folders
  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Profile\Windows Firewall:Define Program exceptions
  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Profile\Windows Firewall: Define Port Exceptions
  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Profile\Windows Firewall:Define Program exceptions
  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall\Profile\Windows Firewall: Define Port Exceptions

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Article ID: 890955 - Last Review: December 28, 2004 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
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