You cannot deploy advanced security audit policy settings to Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Symptoms


You cannot deploy advanced security audit policy settings to a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core. Additionally, the computer does not have the Auditcse.dll file that controls these settings and does not have the following registry entry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\{f3ccc681-b74c-4060-9f26-cd84525dca2a}

Cause


This issue occurs because advanced security audit policy settings are not available in Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core.

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: 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 Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Registry information

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

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 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 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 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:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760
    0.20xxx
    Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Auditcse.dll6.1.7600.20883194,04819-Jan-201106:15x64
Auditrsop.mofNot applicable1,28810-Jun-200920:51Not applicable
Auditcse.dll6.1.7601.21644194,04819-Jan-201116:07x64
Auditrsop.mofNot applicable1,28810-Jun-200920:51Not applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Auditcse.dll6.1.7600.20883384,51219-Jan-201105:09IA-64
Auditrsop.mofNot applicable1,28810-Jun-200920:56Not applicable
Auditcse.dll6.1.7601.21644384,51219-Jan-201105:05IA-64
Auditrsop.mofNot applicable1,28810-Jun-200920:56Not applicable

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

For more information about advanced security audit policy settings, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
For more information about the audit policy step-by-step guide, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
For more information about advanced security auditing FAQ, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameAmd64_716c8c43faabf8d9c7f37765e69b1330_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20883_none_8a8a4f4d21bfacfb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size727
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)00:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_bd3e8317b1a29a855bd6751b03dfe15a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21644_none_420c8706dc3f7c36.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size727
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)00:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-s..onfiguration-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20883_none_1e3021ea0354ac60.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,084
Date (UTC)19-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)07:01
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-s..onfiguration-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21644_none_2042beea0059c1df.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,084
Date (UTC)19-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)16:38
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameIa64_b82b1fca8fd4199c7e96bc8fe81fb806_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20883_none_fb89e89a07705289.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)00:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_c4ed39d811eef8e7378d614107cb1b8d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21644_none_4e2c0a34c98ea184.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size725
Date (UTC)20-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)00:09
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-s..onfiguration-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20883_none_c2132a5c4af54426.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,082
Date (UTC)19-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)06:51
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-s..onfiguration-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21644_none_c425c75c47fa59a5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,082
Date (UTC)19-Jan-2011
Time (UTC)06:44
PlatformNot applicable