You run the Group Policy Management Console (Gpmc.msc) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.
You open the Group Policy Management Editor to edit a Group Policy object (GPO).
You right-click the Administrative Templates item, and then you click Filter Options.
You click to select the Enable Requirements Filters check box, you select any platform in the list, and then you click OK to apply the setting.
In this scenario, some templates in the Administrative Templates item are missing. If you right-click the Administrative Templates item and then clear the Filter On menu, these templates reappear.
For example, you select Windows Vista in the Select the desired platform and application filter(s) list. When you apply this setting, all templates in the Administrative Templates item are missing.
Note When you enable the filter, you do not expect any templates to be missing.
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 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.
To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running Windows Server 2008.
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The English (United States) version of this hotfix 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). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 file information notes
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.
6.0.600 1. 22xxx
Windows Server 2008
Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
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 Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely 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 Server 2008
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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 enable filter options, follow these steps:
Open the Group Policy Management console (Gpmc.msc) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.
Edit a GPO to open the Group Policy Management Editor window.
Expand Computer Configuration, expand Policies, and then locate the Administrative Templates item.
Expand User Configuration, expand Policies, and then locate the Administrative Templates item.
Right-click Administrative Templates, and then click Filter Options.
Click to select the Enable Requirements Filters check box.
For more information about software update terminology, 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
Additional file information
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard