When you use the Win32_MappedLogicalDisk class to query for mapped drive information, Windows XP Professional may return a NULL value for the ProviderName attribute

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When you use the Win32_MappedLogicalDisk Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to query for mapped drive information, Microsoft Windows XP Professional may return a NULL value for the ProviderName attribute. The mapped drive path information is not returned.
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. 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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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimeSP requirementService branch
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
Before you install this hotfix, instances of the Win32_MappedLogicalDisk class only populate the correct ProviderName attributes for mapped logical disks that are Distributed File System (DFS) root folders.

For more information about the Win32_MappedLogicalDisk class, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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