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Cannot edit Group Policy settings on a site in Windows

Symptoms
Assume that you create a Wireless Group Policy Object (GPO) through Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) that runs on a site that does not contain a primary domain controller (PDC) in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2. When you try to edit the GPO, the GP link is displayed as "Name not available" and you cannot edit the GPO settings.
Cause
This issue occurs because the GPO is created through a non-PDC site that is created on an onsite DC instead of a PDC site and has some attributes that differ from the PDC GPO. It also lacks some information necessary for identification. Due to AD synchronization, the PDC GPO is overwritten by the GPO created when you edit the GPO settings.
Resolution
To resolve this issue in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, install update 2919355.
To resolve this issue in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, install the hotfix that is described in this article.

Update information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

For more information about how to obtain update 2919355, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

Hotfix information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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 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:
976932Information 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.

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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • 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:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
L2gpstore.dll6.1.7601.2255357,34428-Dec-201302:00x86
Wlangpui.dll6.1.7601.22553411,13628-Dec-201302:02x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
L2gpstore.dll6.1.7601.2255371,16828-Dec-201302:25x64
Wlangpui.dll6.1.7601.22553474,11228-Dec-201302:27x64
Wlangpui.dll6.1.7601.22553411,13628-Dec-201302:02x86
L2gpstore.dll6.1.7601.2255357,34428-Dec-201302:00x86
For all supported IA64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
L2gpstore.dll6.1.7601.22553172,03228-Dec-201301:33IA-64
Wlangpui.dll6.1.7601.22553887,29628-Dec-201301:36IA-64
Wlangpui.dll6.1.7601.22553411,13628-Dec-201302:02x86
L2gpstore.dll6.1.7601.2255357,34428-Dec-201302:00x86
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:
824684Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameX86_592cce12acac3578cf01fd3dbe6dfc88_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_2159123dbb1d0ea3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameX86_a0d256050d4a710b7d004112957aa7bd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_fb009df3c878154e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-l2gpstore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_7c4362a651f9ee18.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,788
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:31
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-wlangpui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_42e17e49821383ad.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,502
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:31
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and of Windows 7
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_1548a1100b6708ec79ea241da3f9c635_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_016a12f6ae23da2e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameAmd64_181497b7083218bcbde6c1b626b17100_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_a7d42701ae9b5edd.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,042
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameAmd64_514595ea7366f3a5a0af5588711d06d8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_3be3355c558b1176.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,042
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-l2gpstore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_d861fe2a0a575f4e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,790
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:55
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-wlangpui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_9f0019cd3a70f4e3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,506
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:55
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-wlangpui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_a954c41f6ed1b6de.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,504
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:16
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-l2gpstore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_7c4362a651f9ee18.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,788
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:31
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File propertyValue
File nameIa64_08b491c73ae044d70968e1b6c778f330_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_e73e15021dac5459.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameIa64_17bb6637a16e4f345713ed80947b506f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_29c96749e19db1ad.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)30-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)07:23
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-l2gpstore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_7c45069c51f7f714.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,789
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:20
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-wlangpui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_42e3223f82118ca9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,504
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:20
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-wlangpui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_a954c41f6ed1b6de.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,504
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:16
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-l2gpstore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22553_none_7c4362a651f9ee18.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,788
Date (UTC)28-Dec-2013
Time (UTC)02:31
SHA-1 hashNot applicable
MD5 hashNot applicable
Properties

Article ID: 2920486 - Last Review: 04/08/2014 21:42:00 - Revision: 2.0

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