Symptoms

Assume that you try to run an application that uses DirectWrite in a restricted security context on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. In this situation, the application does not start.

Cause

This issue occurs because the implementation of the DirectWrite font cache in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 does not perform a check to determine security contexts.

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain this update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

Download Download the update package now.

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

Download Download the update package now.

All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

Download Download the update package now.

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, 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 update 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 update 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
    0.16xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    RTM

    GDR

    6.1.760
    0.21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    RTM

    LDR

    6.1.760
    1.17xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760
    1.21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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.

  • 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

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.16882

804,352

12-Sep-2011

11:58

x86

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.21051

807,424

12-Sep-2011

11:52

x86

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.17689

807,424

12-Sep-2011

11:44

x86

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.21816

807,424

12-Sep-2011

13:30

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

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.16882

1,138,688

12-Sep-2011

12:38

x64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.21051

1,142,272

12-Sep-2011

12:41

x64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.17689

1,142,272

12-Sep-2011

12:50

x64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.21816

1,142,272

12-Sep-2011

13:38

x64

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.16882

2,286,592

12-Sep-2011

11:24

IA-64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7600.21051

2,297,344

12-Sep-2011

11:32

IA-64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.17689

2,296,832

12-Sep-2011

11:14

IA-64

Fntcache.dll

6.1.7601.21816

2,297,344

12-Sep-2011

11:29

IA-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 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

X86_26c2ec283c16731b35fa258813dde43a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_6b44d500f786cc26.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

X86_5f6fca178168048c134b00e2947889d0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_7f379987b441dd79.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

X86_cf9d55ce8d97c31eeb54cc0559cf29bc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_96b304b78ce451f2.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

X86_f0131f84d2949fbb3ab4e0c36523eed3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_88af4bfce9916eea.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_047d6d0f72a5704b.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,819

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

12:32

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_052651768babd62d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,819

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

12:25

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_066acc1b6fc58d98.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,819

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

12:14

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_073d196288ad1aed.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,819

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

14:04

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

File name

Amd64_6090191a9aa1fe72c2fae5729b309d24_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_f9bda216dd17565e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Amd64_635225f6d044746377a0b0133842afa7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_924d2a03efd70ff2.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Amd64_a189d9e911f94131664c2e4b66bd0413_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_99f57f082ee8017e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Amd64_e7bf58b113f05db13aa076ea026ad5a7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_ea5c64277b565290.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_609c08932b02e181.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,823

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:24

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_6144ecfa44094763.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,823

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:16

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_6289679f2822fece.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,823

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:28

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_635bb4e6410a8c23.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,823

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

14:47

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

File name

Ia64_629aa2407260ecb35863ab03ad9b8388_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_4c567048677bcf9e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Ia64_a0436cb9eb91295e35fe806605764f08_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_f20b30738d6caa4d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Ia64_b9ce6d6e6814d4493a68ba3ef87e785d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_cdfec06c45d7d050.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Ia64_cf580f817b935892a7439ddc2fea23ff_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_f1a9b5bd79e32824.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

17:03

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16882_none_047f110572a37947.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,821

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:21

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21051_none_0527f56c8ba9df29.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,821

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:11

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17689_none_066c70116fc39694.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,821

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

13:04

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-directwrite-fontcache_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21816_none_073ebd5888ab23e9.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

10,821

Date (UTC)

12-Sep-2011

Time (UTC)

14:46

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?

Thank you for your feedback!

×