Incorrect Active Directory group name is displayed in the Advanced Security Settings dialog box in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows 7 EnterpriseWindows 7 Professional

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer, or a Windows 7 SP1-based computer that has the Remote Server Administration Tools installed and running in a domain environment. 
  • You configure the following settings on the domain controller:
    • You create a "repro_parent" folder and a "repro_child" folder in a hierarchical structure. The "repro_parent" folder is the parent folder.
    • In the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in, you create two groups that are named as "GroupA" and "GroupB," and you set the displayname attribute of GroupA as "Repro name."
    • You add GroupA to repro_child's permission list, and add GroupB to repro_parent's permission list.
    • In the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in, you configure the security attribute of GroupB so that authenticated users are denied access.
  • You open the Advanced Security Settings dialog box for repro_child from the computer.
In this scenario, the entry name of GroupB is not displayed in Permission entries. More specifically, "GroupA" and "Repro name" are both listed. However, "GroupB" should be displayed instead of "Repro name."

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.

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Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or 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 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


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