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Event ID: 1104 is logged when you configure Group Policy to use WMI filters in Windows XP with Service Pack 2

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:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1104
Description:Windows cannot perform filter check for Group Policy object cn={GUID},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=single. The associated filter cannot be found. This Group Policy Object will be skipped.

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 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 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.


You must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix.

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 sizeDateTimePlatform
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.
More information
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 filters
For 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
WMI Filter check group policy GPO

Article ID: 935512 - Last Review: 06/21/2014 13:04:00 - Revision: 3.0

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