Symptoms

You have an application that uses the RasSetEntryPropertiesA function to create dial-up entries. When you run the application on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, an error occurs, and the application cannot create the dial-up entry.

This issue occurs when the entry name (lpszEntry parameter) of this function contains Japanese Shift-JIS characters. Specifically, this issue occurs when the SHIFT-JIS string contains one of the following codes:

  • 0x2F

  • 0x2A

  • 0x3A

  • 0x3C

  • 0x3E

  • 0x3F

  • 0x5C

  • 0x7C

Note This issue does not occur if you use the RasSetEntryPropertiesW function.

Cause

This issue occurs because the RasSetEntryPropertiesA function uses CP_UTF8 to convert input string to UTF16 in Windows 7. However, some Shift-JIS characters cannot be encoded by using UTF8, such as "十" (0x8F5C), "ポ" (0x737C), or "芸" (0x8C7C). If the input string contains Shift-JIS characters, the conversion produces an incorrect string, and the function might fail.

Note The same function works correctly in Windows Vista. In Windows Vista, the function uses CP_ACP code page to convert the input string to UTF16.

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 that is 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 website:

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)

Registry information

You do not have to make any changes to the registry to use this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You may 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 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


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 to which each hotfix applies.

  • 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
    0.20xxx

    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, critical 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 critical to maintaining 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

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7600.20865

67,584

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7600.20865

325,120

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7601.17514

67,584

20-Nov-2010

12:20

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7601.21626

325,120

23-Dec-2010

05:25

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

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7600.20865

57,856

23-Dec-2010

15:40

x64

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7600.20865

384,512

23-Dec-2010

15:40

x64

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7601.17514

57,856

20-Nov-2010

13:27

x64

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7601.21626

384,512

23-Dec-2010

06:15

x64

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7600.20865

67,584

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7600.20865

325,120

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7601.17514

67,584

20-Nov-2010

12:20

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7601.21626

325,120

23-Dec-2010

05:25

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7600.20865

127,488

23-Dec-2010

14:43

IA-64

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7600.20865

759,296

23-Dec-2010

14:44

IA-64

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7601.21626

127,488

23-Dec-2010

06:33

IA-64

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7601.21626

759,296

23-Dec-2010

06:33

IA-64

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7600.20865

67,584

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7600.20865

325,120

23-Dec-2010

14:58

x86

Pbkmigr.dll

7.2.7601.17514

67,584

20-Nov-2010

12:20

x86

Rasapi32.dll

6.1.7601.21626

325,120

23-Dec-2010

05:25

x86

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

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,731

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_188644776bea046250100eb5ef601a13_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_58dad34555c2c1e7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

694

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_78c1b552606533fc829634eecee5c285_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_aa8bbfdc3eef7bb9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

694

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_6dad19c8c9e62471.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,815

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

15:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_6fbfb6c8c6eb39f0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,279

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:32

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Amd64_092e0689568eda5f75a1f5acb22d2049_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_7c8c7409a968077c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

698

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_3987b3477aaa021ad7f48c34a5ed5576_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_368598f1fb638e4b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_e3c4f8b447ddb181bdc9d0ed60601867_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_48d13f16364c377f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

698

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_ed472a9047b4f905e6ce1b1ba38adad7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_0400830ae679bf29.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_c9cbb54c824395a7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,821

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

16:31

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_cbde524c7f48ab26.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,285

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:34

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,751

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_6dad19c8c9e62471.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,815

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

15:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_6fbfb6c8c6eb39f0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,279

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:34

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Ia64_54457f8bb532b018981602869115b2fb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_a9b0c40be061f7b3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,034

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_d91da9fa75f04386feed4c42ad6f9e78_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_415722e1b371038d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,034

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_6daebdbec9e42d6d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,818

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

16:22

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_6fc15abec6e942ec.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,818

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

06:59

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,947

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20865_none_6dad19c8c9e62471.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

12,815

Date (UTC)

23-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

15:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21626_none_6fbfb6c8c6eb39f0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

13,279

Date (UTC)

27-Dec-2010

Time (UTC)

18:29

Platform

Not applicable

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