Some font files that are marked as system-protected cannot be updated in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. When you install an application on this computer, some font files that are marked as system- protected cannot be updated.

Additionally, when you try to manually delete or update the font files, the operation fails.

RESOLUTION

This issue is fixed in an update for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008. This update is intended to remove the protection of some font files that are not required for the Windows user interface.

Update information

How to obtain this update

This update is available from the Microsoft Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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All supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista
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All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista
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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
For all supported versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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Ahronbd.ttf5.0050,332
Andlso.ttf5.00117,960
Angsa.ttf5.00109,808
Angsab.ttf5.00106,220
Angsai.ttf5.00103,444
Angsaz.ttf5.00105,636
Angsau.ttf5.00109,784
Angsaub.ttf5.00106,236
Angsaui.ttf5.00103,408
Angsauz.ttf5.00105,592
Arabtype.ttf5.01621,580
Arial.ttf5.06766,656
Arialbd.ttf5.06744,556
Arialbi.ttf5.06551,824
Ariali.ttf5.06546,536
Ariblk.ttf5.00119,492
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Browab.ttf5.0075,424
Browai.ttf5.00100,224
Browaz.ttf5.0089,380
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Browaub.ttf5.0075,416
Browaui.ttf5.00100,216
Browauz.ttf5.0089,376
Calibri.ttf5.62352,736
Calibrib.ttf5.62351,544
Calibrii.ttf5.62362,524
Calibriz.ttf5.62365,864
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Cour.ttf5.11690,208
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Courbi.ttf5.11503,460
Couri.ttf5.11593,740
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Gishabd.ttf5.0074,056
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L_10646.ttf5.00325,400
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Mriam.ttf5.0252,128
Mriamc.ttf5.0257,064
Msuighur.ttf5.00203,360
Nrkis.ttf5.0256,944
Pala.ttf5.00472,664
Palab.ttf5.00420,052
Palabi.ttf5.00336,476
Palai.ttf5.00413,824
Rod.ttf5.0261,560
Simfang.ttf5.0110,576,012
Simhei.ttf5.019,751,960
Simkai.ttf5.0111,785,184
Simpbdo.ttf5.0091,968
Simpfxo.ttf5.0090,904
Simpo.ttf5.0090,692
Symbol.ttf5.0070,128
Times.ttf5.01828,152
Timesbd.ttf5.01835,868
Timesbi.ttf5.01610,820
Timesi.ttf5.01651,500
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Upcebi.ttf5.0176,736
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Upcel.ttf5.0172,360
Upcfb.ttf5.0164,056
Upcfbi.ttf5.0167,216
Upcfi.ttf5.0167,424
Upcfl.ttf5.0164,900
Upcib.ttf5.0171,080
Upcibi.ttf5.0173,612
Upcii.ttf5.0173,632
Upcil.ttf5.0171,068
Upcjb.ttf5.0174,428
Upcjbi.ttf5.0177,692
Upcji.ttf5.0176,456
Upcjl.ttf5.0173,568
Upckb.ttf5.0164,648
Upckbi.ttf5.0168,872
Upcki.ttf5.0168,140
Upckl.ttf5.0164,316
Upclb.ttf5.0154,260
Upclbi.ttf5.0157,100
Upcli.ttf5.0156,752
Upcll.ttf5.0154,264
Verdana.ttf5.02185,704
Verdanab.ttf5.02152,872
Verdanai.ttf5.02174,088
Verdanaz.ttf5.00172,600
Webdings.ttf5.00121,664
Wingding.ttf5.0083,740

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: 980248 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
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 Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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