The value of the "State" registry item is changed after a Group Policy preferences setting is applied in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You customize the following registry value by using the Setreg.exe utility on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinTrust\Trust Providers\Software Publishing\State
  • You use a Group Policy preferences setting to enable the Check for signatures on downloaded programs option on the computer.
In this scenario, the value of the State registry item is changed immediately after the Group Policy preferences setting is applied to the computer or after the preferences settings are refreshed. Any applications or services that rely on the value of the State registry item stops working.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the Group Policy preferences driver (Gppref.dll) uses some incorrect syntax when you configure the Group Policy preferences setting. This behavior causes the setting to overwrite the value of the State registry item.

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, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
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 do not 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 (United States) 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
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22670722,43214-Apr-201017:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.226703,838,97614-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22670691,20014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22670202,24014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22670222,72014-Apr-201017:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.226702,139,64814-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22382722,43214-Apr-201019:00x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.223823,838,97614-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22382691,20014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22382202,24014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22382222,72014-Apr-201019:00x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.223822,139,64814-Apr-201019:00x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22670771,58414-Apr-201018:15x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.226704,331,00814-Apr-201018:15x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22670956,92814-Apr-201018:15x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22670265,72814-Apr-201018:15x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22670290,81614-Apr-201018:15x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.226703,104,25614-Apr-201018:15x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22382771,58414-Apr-201018:57x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.223824,331,00814-Apr-201018:57x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22382956,92814-Apr-201018:57x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22382265,72814-Apr-201018:57x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22382290,81614-Apr-201018:57x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.223823,104,25614-Apr-201018:57x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22670722,43214-Apr-201017:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.226703,838,97614-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22670691,20014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22670202,24014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22670222,72014-Apr-201017:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.226702,139,64814-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22382722,43214-Apr-201019:00x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.223823,838,97614-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22382691,20014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22382202,24014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22382222,72014-Apr-201019:00x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.223822,139,64814-Apr-201019:00x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.226701,038,84814-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.226705,992,96014-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.226701,842,68814-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22670480,25614-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22670563,20014-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.226705,739,00814-Apr-201017:45IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.223821,038,84814-Apr-201018:36IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.223825,992,96014-Apr-201018:36IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.223821,842,68814-Apr-201018:36IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22382480,25614-Apr-201018:36IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22382563,20014-Apr-201018:36IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.223825,739,00814-Apr-201018:37IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22670722,43214-Apr-201017:52x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.226703,838,97614-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22670691,20014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22670202,24014-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22670222,72014-Apr-201017:52x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.226702,139,64814-Apr-201017:52x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22382722,43214-Apr-201019:00x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.223823,838,97614-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22382691,20014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22382202,24014-Apr-201019:00x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22382222,72014-Apr-201019:00x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.223822,139,64814-Apr-201019:00x86
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207534,889,08813-Jul-201005:46x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20753901,63213-Jul-201005:46x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20753236,03213-Jul-201005:46x64
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207533,787,77613-Jul-201005:46x64
Gppref.dll6.1.7600.207534,342,78413-Jul-201005:04x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.1.7600.20753627,71213-Jul-201005:04x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.1.7600.20753166,40013-Jul-201005:04x86
Propshts.dll6.1.7600.207532,548,73613-Jul-201005:04x86

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

To configure the Check for signatures on downloaded programs option by using a Group Policy preferences setting, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Group Policy Management console (GPMC) to connect to a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller or to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain controller
  2. Right-click a Group Policy object (GPO), and then click Edit.
  3. Locate the following item:
    User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings
  4. Right-click the Internet Settings item, and then click New\Internet Explorer 5 and 6 or New\Internet Explorer 7.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. Under the Security group, locate the Check for signatures on downloaded programs option.
  7. Configure the setting, and then click the OK.
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
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network Web site:
General information about the enhanced security settings for Internet Explorer

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,246
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_6640ac7e40a644e10ce87effd6b468af_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_f728b61d7939bf11.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size721
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_a66b51deb65956c90ba6f1ce380fc79e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_6010bd487dcce5c8.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size721
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_b672e255ca13b185.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)00:41
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_b85084e5c7405548.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)21:32
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_3933fe7a3f5e3a57cacf7a2465b84bbc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_3afb269d8be0071d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_79c51d59f8ceca57974618b385b8fc78_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_bbf18c37d5bbc1e7.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_12917dd9827122bb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)00:45
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_146f20697f9dc67e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)21:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,262
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_b672e255ca13b185.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)00:41
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_b85084e5c7405548.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)21:32
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_2fdde8200724aafc711633e8fd988a94_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_d0caf83a48e3ce7a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_ec0d5b31c74eec742e1ab7952674ab0d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_912cd77308fbd90c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)11:30
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_b674864bca11ba81.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,347
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)21:32
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_b85228dbc73e5e44.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,347
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)01:48
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
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File size1,579
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
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PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22670_none_b672e255ca13b185.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)15-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)00:41
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22382_none_b85084e5c7405548.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)14-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)21:32
PlatformNot applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_925a90b6b95ac222a04b2a65be2392ca_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20753_none_d6589ed46145c8c6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)13-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)12:43
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20753_none_12d1eed4e37573c6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,065
Date (UTC)13-Jul-2010
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File namePackage_1_for_kb982606~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,305
Date (UTC)13-Jul-2010
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PlatformNot Applicable
File namePackage_for_kb982606_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,678
Date (UTC)13-Jul-2010
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File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20753_none_b6b353512b180290.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size763,059
Date (UTC)13-Jul-2010
Time (UTC)12:43
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Properties

Article ID: 982606 - Last Review: August 16, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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