32-bit applications can't change local Group Policy on 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an issue in which 32-bit applications can't change local Group Policy on 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. A hotfix is available to fix this issue. Before you install this hotfix, check out the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

This issue occurs after you install update 2936943.

For example, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 can't change local Group Policy.

Resolution

To fix this issue, we have released a hotfix for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Hotfix information

Important If you install a language pack after you install this hotfix, you must reinstall this hotfix. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this hotfix. 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's described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there's a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section doesn't appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to get 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 don't 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you don't see your language, it's because a hotfix isn't available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, install update 2919355 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 doesn't replace a previously released hotfix.

The global 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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes

Important Windows 8.1 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that's listed under "Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2" 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, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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 separately 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 aren't listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpedit.dll

6.3.9600.17962

1,059,328

22-Jul-2015

14:16

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpedit.dll

6.3.9600.17962

1,106,432

22-Jul-2015

14:21

x64

Gpedit.dll

6.3.9600.17962

1,059,328

22-Jul-2015

14:16

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpedit.dll

6.3.9600.17962

992,256

22-Jul-2015

14:15

Not applicable

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_90e7b907522c80625d26246b47d916ca_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_603b79ff26be38d5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..policy-admin-gpedit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_62e584fc80729bbe.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,486

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

15:23

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_74163d2316b22ed83bea305f3fd98ded_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_e2993eb6a01cd052.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

716

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_90e7b907522c80625d26246b47d916ca_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_bc5a1582df1baa0b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

714

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..policy-admin-gpedit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_bf04208038d00cf4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,494

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

16:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..policy-admin-gpedit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_62e584fc80729bbe.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,486

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

15:23

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_10cd4f4aa397beb3677dcb9a42fce217_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_81a361fc163d0836.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-g..policy-admin-gpedit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17962_none_62e7f754806fba84.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

7,486

Date (UTC)

22-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

15:12

Platform

Not applicable



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.

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