Windows PowerShell 1.0 does not work correctly with custom locales or with programs that prevent Windows PowerShell 1.0 from accessing the root of each file system drive in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2003, and in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

Windows PowerShell 1.0 does not work correctly with custom locales or with programs that prevent Windows PowerShell 1.0 from accessing the root of each file system drive. You may see the following symptoms.

Symptom 1: Windows PowerShell 1.0 fails when a custom locale is set

If the operating system uses a custom locale (The custom locale is set in the Regional and Language Options item in Control Panel.), Windows PowerShell 1.0 fails when you try to start Windows PowerShell. When Windows PowerShell 1.0 fails, it displays an error message that resembles the following:
PowerShell.EXE has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
When you click Close Program, Windows PowerShell 1.0 crashes, and an event that resembles the following is recorded in the Application log:


Log Name: Application
Source: .NET Runtime
Date: Date
Event ID: 1023
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Description: .NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.312 - Culture ID 3072 (0x0C00) is not a supported culture. Parameter name: culture

Symptom 2: Cannot access the root of the file system drive

If Windows PowerShell 1.0 cannot access the root of a file system drive, Windows PowerShell displays an error message that reports an unhandled exception.

For example, after you install Microsoft SoftGrid on the computer, Windows PowerShell 1.0 throws an exception when the computer starts. If you use the Get-PsDrive cmdlet to list the available drives, the drive on which SoftGrid is installed together with any remaining drives do not appear in the resulting drive list.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Windows Vista

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.

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, submit a request to 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, Windows PowerShell 1.0 must be installed on the computer.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry information
This hotfix requires no changes to the registry.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msil_microsoft.powershell.consolehost_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_36624ddcecfee6e7.manifestNot Applicable3,13023-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Msil_system.management.automation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_200e6661fc435f1c.manifestNot Applicable3,15623-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,36823-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
X86_a88abb50afab168f445296808ce54665_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_0e2e06a53a904544.manifestNot Applicable66323-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
X86_dac493fb69cf5d5e7d4b192433e52ab5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_86f8143e92e56188.manifestNot Applicable65923-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20706204,80023-Oct-200703:10x86
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207061,564,67223-Oct-200703:10x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_a88abb50afab168f445296808ce54665_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_6a4ca228f2edb67a.manifestNot Applicable66523-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Amd64_dac493fb69cf5d5e7d4b192433e52ab5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_e316afc24b42d2be.manifestNot Applicable66123-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Msil_microsoft.powershell.consolehost_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_36624ddcecfee6e7.manifestNot Applicable3,13223-Oct-200721:51Not Applicable
Msil_system.management.automation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20706_none_200e6661fc435f1c.manifestNot Applicable3,15823-Oct-200721:51Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,37823-Oct-200721:49Not Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20706204,80023-Oct-200704:03x86
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207061,564,67223-Oct-200704:03x86

Windows XP

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.

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, submit a request to 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, Windows PowerShell 1.0 together with Windows XP Service Pack 2 must be installed on the computer.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry information
This hotfix requires no changes to the registry.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows XP, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48019-Oct-200705:03x86NoneNot Applicable
Spupdsvc.exe6.2.29.022,75230-Jun-200718:45x86NoneNot Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20706204,80014-Nov-200704:47x86SP2SP2QFE
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207061,564,67214-Nov-200704:47x86SP2SP2QFE
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48019-Oct-200705:03x86NoneNot Applicable

Windows Server 2003

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.

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, submit a request to 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, Windows PowerShell 1.0 must be installed on the computer. Additionally, one of the following service packs must be installed on the computer:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry information
This hotfix requires no changes to the registry.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48022-Oct-200704:38x86NoneNot Applicable
Spupdsvc.exe6.2.29.022,75206-Aug-200711:42x86NoneNot Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20706204,80014-Nov-200704:33x86SP1SP1QFE
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207061,564,67214-Nov-200704:33x86SP1SP1QFE
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48022-Oct-200704:38x86NoneNot Applicable
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48015-Nov-200704:49x86NoneNot Applicable
Spupdsvc.exe6.2.29.025,82415-Nov-200704:49x64NoneNot Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20706204,80015-Nov-200704:47x86SP1SP1QFE
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207061,564,67215-Nov-200704:47x86SP1SP1QFE
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48015-Nov-200704:49x86NoneNot Applicable
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48015-Nov-200704:49x86NoneNot Applicable
Spupdsvc.exe6.2.29.037,08815-Nov-200704:49IA-64NoneNot Applicable
Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.dll6.0.6000.20719204,80015-Nov-200704:49x86SP1SP1QFE
System.management.automation.dll6.0.6000.207191,564,67215-Nov-200704:49x86SP1SP1QFE
Pscustomsetuputil.exe6.0.6000.2070320,48015-Nov-200704:49x86NoneNot Applicable

STATUS

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 Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

Windows PowerShell is a new command line shell and scripting language that can be used for system administration. Windows PowerShell can also be used to manage applications that run on Windows. Windows PowerShell helps speed up automation, and Windows PowerShell is easy for organizations to learn and to use so that they can achieve better productivity and better control.

For more information about Windows PowerShell 1.0, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
928439 Windows PowerShell 1.0 Installation Package for Windows Vista
926139 Windows PowerShell 1.0 English Language Installation Packages for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
926140 Windows PowerShell 1.0 Localized Installation Package for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
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

Properties

Article ID: 941660 - Last Review: May 20, 2008 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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