On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, you can configure Group Policy to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filters. When you do this by using the method that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 555253, the filter check process may fail. When this problem occurs, the following event is logged:
This problem occurs if the domain has a single-label DNS domain name. For more information about single-label DNS names, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
300684 Information about configuring Windows for domains with single-label DNS names
Hotfix informationA 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. 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.
PrerequisitesYou must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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To work around this problem, rename the domain DNS name. Do not use a single-label DNS name.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to configure Group Policy to use WMI filters, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
555253 How to leverage Group Policy with WMI filtersFor more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, 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
Article ID: 935512 - Last Review: Jun 21, 2014 - Revision: 1