The start time of a scheduled task in Group Policy Management Editor is changed incorrectly in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario in an Active Directory domain environment:
  • You set a non-U.S. time zone on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You connect to a domain controller by using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on the computer.
  • You edit a Group Policy Object to create a scheduled task at the following location:
    Computer Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Scheduled Tasks
  • You configure the start time of the scheduled task to between 0:00 A.M. and 8:59 A.M.
In this scenario, the start time of the scheduled task is changed incorrectly in Group Policy Management Editor. For example, the start time of the scheduled task is changed incorrectly for the following time zones:
  • Indian Time Zone: The start time is changed to be 30 minutes earlier.
  • Australian Time Zone: The start time is changed to be 60 minutes earlier.
  • Japanese Time Zone: The start time is changed to 9:00 A.M.
Note The start time may be changed incorrectly to a different time for other time zones.

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 exist, 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: 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 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Additionally, you must have Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed in Windows Vista operating systems.

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

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 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 to which each hotfix applies.
  • 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.
    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600
    1.
    22xxx
    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx
    Windows 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 very important 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 Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22923722,43218-May-201114:39x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.229233,838,97618-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22923690,68818-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22923202,24018-May-201114:39x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22923222,72018-May-201114:39x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.229232,140,16018-May-201114:39x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22646722,43218-May-201115:12x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.226463,838,97618-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22646690,68818-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22646202,24018-May-201115:12x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22646222,72018-May-201115:12x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.226462,140,16018-May-201115:12x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22923771,58418-May-201115:00x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.229234,331,00818-May-201115:00x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22923956,92818-May-201115:00x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22923265,72818-May-201115:00x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22923290,81618-May-201115:00x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.229233,104,76818-May-201115:00x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22646771,58418-May-201115:44x64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.226464,331,00818-May-201115:44x64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22646956,92818-May-201115:44x64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22646265,72818-May-201115:44x64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22646290,81618-May-201115:44x64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.226463,104,76818-May-201115:44x64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22923722,43218-May-201114:39x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.229233,838,97618-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22923690,68818-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22923202,24018-May-201114:39x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22923222,72018-May-201114:39x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.229232,140,16018-May-201114:39x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22646722,43218-May-201115:12x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.226463,838,97618-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22646690,68818-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22646202,24018-May-201115:12x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22646222,72018-May-201115:12x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.226462,140,16018-May-201115:12x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.229231,038,84818-May-201114:37IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.229235,992,96018-May-201114:37IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.229231,842,68818-May-201114:37IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22923480,25618-May-201114:37IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22923563,20018-May-201114:37IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.229235,740,03218-May-201114:37IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.226461,038,84818-May-201115:26IA-64
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.226465,992,96018-May-201115:26IA-64
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.226461,842,68818-May-201115:26IA-64
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22646480,25618-May-201115:26IA-64
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22646563,20018-May-201115:26IA-64
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.226465,740,03218-May-201115:26IA-64
Gpme.dll6.0.6001.22923722,43218-May-201114:39x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6001.229233,838,97618-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6001.22923690,68818-May-201114:39x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6001.22923202,24018-May-201114:39x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6001.22923222,72018-May-201114:39x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6001.229232,140,16018-May-201114:39x86
Gpme.dll6.0.6002.22646722,43218-May-201115:12x86
Gppref.dll6.0.6002.226463,838,97618-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefbr.dll6.0.6002.22646690,68818-May-201115:12x86
Gpprefcn.dll6.0.6002.22646202,24018-May-201115:12x86
Gpregistrybrowser.dll6.0.6002.22646222,72018-May-201115:12x86
Propshts.dll6.0.6002.226462,140,16018-May-201115:12x86

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 Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,254
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)14:56
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:32
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_f4278b9a31e358646b8a9f586a04079b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22923_none_c43825ce75b3d712.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,090
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:16
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22646_none_149e66f37f79b38b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,376
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)16:02
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,270
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22923_none_b6abf881c9e8694a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)14:56
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22646_none_b87fcb6fc71c4255.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,318
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:32
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File versionNot applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_943474b0bf6a77034a5f03bbcf81b5b9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22646_none_08a996658d0157f1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,088
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)18:25
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22923_none_b6ad9c77c9e67246.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,362,347
Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)14:52
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22646_none_b8816f65c71a4b51.manifest
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
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Date (UTC)18-May-2011
Time (UTC)15:32
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