Display problems occur in Windows Server 2003 when you move a window between monitor borders in a multi-monitor configuration if the monitors are not configured in a straight-line layout

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SYMPTOMS

In Windows Server 2003, when you move a window between monitor borders in a multi-monitor configuration that supports four or more monitors, the window appears distorted. Fragments of the window are displayed. This problem occurs if the monitors are not configured in a straight-line layout in the Display Properties dialog box. For example, you configure the monitors to appear in the "L" layout.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may 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.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on the computer.

Restart requirement

You 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 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 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Gdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091285,18418-Feb-200813:14x86SP1SP1QFE
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.32511,860,09620-Nov-200811:48x86SP1SP1QFE
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Gdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091619,00811-Dec-200800:55x64SP1SP1QFE
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.32514,550,14411-Dec-200800:55x64SP1SP1QFE
Wgdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091288,76811-Dec-200800:56x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Gdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091910,84811-Dec-200800:53IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.32515,564,41611-Dec-200800:53IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Wgdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091288,76811-Dec-200800:54x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.44141,850,36820-Nov-200816:22x86SP2SP2QFE
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Wgdi32.dll5.2.3790.3091288,76811-Dec-200800:56x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Win32k.sys5.2.3790.44145,570,04811-Dec-200801:13IA-64SP2SP2QFE

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

Properties

Article ID: 959505 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • 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)
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