GPP is not applied after computer meets the Item-level targeting settings in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes a hotfix package that fixes an issue with Group Policy Preference (GPP) items in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
Symptoms
Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a GPP item.
  • On the Common tab in the Properties page, you select Apply once and do not reapply.
  • You select Item-level targeting>Targeting, and then configure settings for the targeting item.
  • The GPP object runs on a client computer that does not meet the conditions configured in Item-level targeting.
  • A user makes a change on the client computer and makes it to meet the conditions configured in Item-level targeting.
In this scenario, the GPP item isn't applied.
Cause
This issue occurs because the computer considers the GPP item as applied even when the conditions in Item Level Targeting isn't met. As a result, an ApplyOnce registry value is set for the registry key of the GPP item. Therefore, the GPP item isn't reapplied.
Hotfix information
Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

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 have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to 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.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.3.9600.18086552,44808-Oct-201515:38Not applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.3.9600.18086579,07208-Oct-201515:56x86
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.3.9600.18086677,88808-Oct-201516:21x64
Gpprefcl.dll6.3.9600.18086579,07208-Oct-201515:56x86

Additional file information

Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_231cd727ba8d146972e031f27c812440_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_a083cc069b78da07.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_cbed392464911661.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,149
Date (UTC)08-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)17:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,598
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
x86 Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size1,598
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_562a770da70d4c9450ee354e0ada11e2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_66beafcfbdbdcc97.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_cbeac6cc6493f79b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,149
Date (UTC)08-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)18:16
PlatformNot applicable
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_9389d9134040595b37e53a314ac3241f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_eb79e073fedad8d1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_c6dd77d841ee4bdd14c080021aba8831_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_017b62b62a1a846d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_280962501cf168d1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size48,153
Date (UTC)08-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)18:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,034
Date (UTC)09-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)12:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.18086_none_325e0ca251522acc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size30,457
Date (UTC)08-Oct-2015
Time (UTC)18:16
PlatformNot applicable
Properties

Article ID: 3087288 - Last Review: 11/13/2015 09:47:00 - Revision: 1.0

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