Names of Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are displayed incorrectly in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

S’applique à : Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Essentials

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Server 2012-based computer or a Windows 8-based computer that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed in an Active Directory domain environment. 
  • You create new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer in a Group Policy Object (GPO) by performing the following steps:
    1. Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
    2. In the GPMC console tree, expand the GPOs to User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings.
    3. Create a new Internet Explorer Group Policy preference for Internet Explorer by using the default name "Internet Explorer 10."
  • You change the name of the Group Policy preferences. For example, "Internet Explorer 10" is renamed "TEST IE10."  
  • You deploy this GPO in the domain.
In this scenario, the new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are applied successfully. However, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences is displayed as Internet Explorer 5 and 6 in a Group Policy Results report. Additionally, when you try to reconfigure the policy in GPMC, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences has reverted to "Internet Explorer 10."

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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 2012 or Windows 8 that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix 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.


Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


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824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates