Symptoms

Assume that you use Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to manage the mapping of drives in a network environment. Additionally, you set the non-persistent flag when you map a drive on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. However, when the client computer is not connected to the network, the mapped drive is displayed unexpectedly as a disconnected drive in Windows Explorer.

Note This issue does not occur if you use the following command to configure the non-persistent flag or the persistent flag:

NET USE /PERSISTENT:{YES | NO}

Cause

This issue occurs because of an error in GPP that causes it to ignore the non-persistent flag during the drive-mapping process.

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=supportNote 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 7

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    0.20xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    RTM

    LDR

    6.1.760
    1.21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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 and for Windows 7" 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 x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7600.20998

586,240

29-Jun-2011

04:32

x86

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7601.21759

586,240

29-Jun-2011

05:42

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7600.20998

786,944

29-Jun-2011

05:22

x64

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7601.21759

786,944

29-Jun-2011

05:15

x64

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7600.20998

586,240

29-Jun-2011

04:32

x86

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7601.21759

586,240

29-Jun-2011

05:42

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7600.20998

1,506,816

29-Jun-2011

04:08

IA-64

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7601.21759

1,507,328

29-Jun-2011

04:11

IA-64

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7600.20998

586,240

29-Jun-2011

04:32

x86

Gpprefcl.dll

6.1.7601.21759

586,240

29-Jun-2011

05:42

x86

Status

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

More Information

After you install this hotfix, Group Policy is applied synchronously during the next logon if a drive that is marked "no reconnect" is mapped. Therefore, it may take longer than expected to log on to the client computer.

For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:

General information about Group PolicyFor 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,350

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_025af57a35bfee8471d54087f0703177_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_8ed0af62a42b8b3b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_24fbc101fc894ed3c12bbe1fd1c4f030_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_044ddd61c9fbb09c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_37a16251c37282d6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

05:02

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_39b3ff51c0779855.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

06:17

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_025af57a35bfee8471d54087f0703177_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_eaef4ae65c88fc71.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_179f1b8ef75b491aa2617c5a7b5783df_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_4813ed8aa0d23492.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_24fbc101fc894ed3c12bbe1fd1c4f030_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_606c78e5825921d2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_31de56d5e74ab9e1cc4165bdda7e83cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_c8851de531968bb8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_83948cf07779225fb0838a6ef219e31a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_2aee489e16e16c34.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_8f59235992b0effbaf1b7cf42bc5715e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_8825f76300164f1a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,070

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_cf75352d10ddd652dc3afe0ad71ef4f2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_6df205eb10e04306.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ecb673c758500403cddf5d24137a1430_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_d2eda062d565b605.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,070

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_93bffdd57bcff40c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,972

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

05:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_95d29ad578d5098b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,972

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

07:00

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,633

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_9e14a827b030b607.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

34,836

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

04:51

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_a0274527ad35cb86.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

34,836

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

06:04

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_37a16251c37282d6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

05:02

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_39b3ff51c0779855.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

06:17

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_025af57a35bfee8471d54087f0703177_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_8ed25358a4299437.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_24fbc101fc894ed3c12bbe1fd1c4f030_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_044f8157c9f9b998.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_68b54b12f15ae5ef3c311e7478e69cb8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_e278ff8899ac06a7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_a7338fffb1eb3cfd2070b3048934f792_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_383d568801828d43.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_37a30647c3708bd2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,970

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

05:49

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_39b5a347c075a151.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,970

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

06:59

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,183

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

09:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20998_none_37a16251c37282d6.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

05:02

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21759_none_39b3ff51c0779855.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

53,968

Date (UTC)

29-Jun-2011

Time (UTC)

06:17

Platform

Not applicable

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