A publisher name that has an ampersand (&) is not displayed correctly in the "File Download - Security Warning" dialog box on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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Article ID: 971046 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

You sign an application by using a certificate that contains a publisher name that has an ampersand (&). When you open the application from an Internet Explorer window on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears. However, in the dialog box, the publisher name is displayed incorrectly. The name contains double ampersands.

For example, if the publisher name is "A&B," in the File Download - Security Warning dialog box, the publisher name is displayed as "A&&B."

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, the computer must run one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this 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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cryptui.dll6.0.6001.22428971,26408-May-200913:10x86
Cryptui.dll6.0.6002.22131971,26408-May-200913:03x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cryptui.dll6.0.6001.224281,035,26408-May-200913:25x64
Cryptui.dll6.0.6002.221311,035,26408-May-200912:54x64

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Cryptui.dll6.0.6001.224281,529,34408-May-200914:19IA-64
Cryptui.dll6.0.6002.221311,529,34408-May-200912:45IA-64

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 this issue that occurs in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2309344 A publisher name incorrectly has double ampersands (&&) in the "File Download - Security Warning" dialog box in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 if the publisher name has one ampersand (&)

For more information, 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: 971046 - Last Review: September 1, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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