The Folder Options preference in Group Policy Preferences is reapplied on a Windows Vista or on a Windows Server 2008-based client computer, even when you select the “Apply once and do not reapply” option

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SYMPTOMS

In the Active Directory domain environment, you configure a Group Policy object (GPO) for the Folder Options preference in Group Policy Preferences, and then you select the "Apply once and do not reapply" option for this Group Policy. In this scenario, after you log on to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you see that the Folder Options preference in Group Policy Preferences is applied to the client computer. However, after you change some Folder Options in Microsoft Windows Explorer, log off, and then log on to the client computer again, the changes in the Folder Options are lost. The changes are also lost after the Group Policy is refreshed.

Note The changes in the Folder Options preference in Group Policy Preferences are expected to be kept because the Folder Options GPO is configured as "Apply once and do not reapply."

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 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 on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. 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
No prerequisites are required for computers that are running Windows Server 2008.

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 hotfixes.

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 and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22436722,43220-May-200912:36x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224363,838,46420-May-200912:36x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22436691,20020-May-200912:36x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22436202,24020-May-200912:36x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22436222,72020-May-200912:36x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224362,139,13620-May-200912:36x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22139722,43220-May-200912:30x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221393,766,27220-May-200912:30x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22139691,20020-May-200912:30x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22139202,24020-May-200910:23x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22139222,72020-May-200910:23x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221392,139,13620-May-200912:31x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22436771,58420-May-200912:51x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224364,329,98420-May-200912:51x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22436956,92820-May-200912:51x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22436265,72820-May-200912:51x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22436290,81620-May-200912:51x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224363,103,74420-May-200912:51x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22139771,58420-May-200912:32x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221394,236,80020-May-200912:32x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22139956,92820-May-200912:32x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22139265,72820-May-200912:32x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22139290,81620-May-200912:32x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221393,103,74420-May-200912:32x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.224361,038,84820-May-200912:39IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.224365,990,91220-May-200912:40IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.224361,842,68820-May-200912:40IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22436480,25620-May-200912:40IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22436563,20020-May-200912:40IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.224365,737,47220-May-200912:40IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.221391,038,84820-May-200912:26IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.221395,754,36820-May-200912:26IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.221391,842,68820-May-200912:26IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22139480,25620-May-200912:26IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22139563,20020-May-200912:26IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.221395,737,47220-May-200912:26IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

As this Hotfix corrects the XML File created by the Group Policy Editor, this Hotfix needs to be installed on the computer where the Group Policy is created. It is not required to install this Hotfix on the client computer where the Group Policy shoud be applied.

The Folder Options preference in Group Policy Preferences is in the following location:

User Configuration (Computer Configuration)\Preferences\Control Panel Settings \Folder Options

For more information about Group Policy Preferences, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892(WS.10).aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&DisplayLang=en

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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Date (UTC)21-May-2009
Time (UTC)17:56
PlatformNot Applicable
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Date (UTC)21-May-2009
Time (UTC)17:56
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Date (UTC)21-May-2009
Time (UTC)17:56
PlatformNot Applicable
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Date (UTC)21-May-2009
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Date (UTC)21-May-2009
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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Properties

Article ID: 970974 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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