Wired or Wireless Network GPO setting is not displayed in GPMC report in Windows

Symptoms

Assume that you have some Group Policy Object (GPO) settings on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer. The GPO contains the Smart Card or other Certificate Properties settings or the Protected EAP (PEAP) settings for Wired Network Policies or Wireless Network Policies as the network authentication method. However, when you try to view the settings in the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) report, the selected network authentication method is missing from the GPO.

Note You can view the GPO settings in the Local Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc).

For example, consider the following scenario:
  • You create a GPO by using the Wireless Network Policy wizard on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer.
  • In the Wireless Network Properties dialog box, you configure the properties for Microsoft: Smart Card or other certificate or Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) under the Security Tab.
  • You try to view the report of the GPO setting in the GPMC snap-in.
In this scenario, the settings for the network authentication method are not displayed in the report.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2975719, or install the hotfix that is described in this article. 

Update information

For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Hotfix information

Important You have to close the GPMC snap-in or the Local Group Policy Editor before you install this hotfix.

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 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 Windows Server 2008 R2 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 apply this hotfix, 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

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
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Article ID: 2866693 - Last Review: Aug 12, 2014 - Revision: 1

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Web Server 2008 R2

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