This article lists the bugs that are fixed in the Group Policy preferences (GPP) client-side extension hotfix rollup package for Windows Vista.
Issues that are fixed in this hotfix rollup package
This hotfix rollup package for Windows Vista replaces all the previous hotfixes for Windows Vista that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
974266 Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup
943729 Information about new Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008
The following issues are fixed in this hotfix rollup package. These issues were not documented in an earlier Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
You cannot create a GPP folder when the target path is a Distributed File System (DFS) path.
Item-Level Targeting for the security group does not recognize nested groups for computer objects.
When you configure Item-Level Targeting for GPP to match a registry value, the match fails.
The GPP data source name (DSN) requires a password if a username is specified in the DSN connection information. After you apply this hotfix rollup, you can use a blank password in the DSN connection information.
You experience a significant delay when you log on to an Active Directory site that has a read-only domain controller (RODC). This issue occurs when you implement Item-Level Filtering for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) by using GPP.
GPP cannot be deployed on a printer when the printer owner is not specified as "System" or "Administrators."
When you configure Item-Level Targeting for GPP with Terminal Services, Item-Level Targeting fails.
A memory leak occurs in the GPP client every time that Item-Level Targeting is processed.
Note For more information about related issues for Windows Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2414013 Group Policy Preferences client-side extension hotfix rollup for Windows Server 2008
Important Uninstalling this rollup package de-registers the GPP client-side extension. This breaks GPP processing. Therefore, before you apply this fix, make sure that you do not have to uninstall the fix. If Microsoft releases a software update that resolves this problem, this article will be updated with additional information.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
You do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix rollup package.
The English (United States) 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 Vista file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" 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.
6.0.600 1. 18xxx
GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important 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 separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Vista" section. MUM files 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 Vista
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista
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 Vista
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista