An update is available for Windows Error Reporting in Windows Vista to make sure that problem reports are sent only after you have granted permission

Symptoms

Some programs that run on Windows Vista use Microsoft Application Error Reporting (DW 2.0) to report certain problems to Microsoft. In some instances, these programs may unintentionally send problem reports to Microsoft without first verifying that you have granted permission for this reporting operation.



Only a handful of cases that exhibit this behavior have been identified. Additionally, the problem reports that may be sent do not contain personal information. Examples of programs that may be affected include 2007 Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, and Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003.


The update that is described in the “Resolution” section makes a change to Windows Error Reporting. (Windows Error Reporting is used by DW 2.0 to send problem reports.) This change helps make sure that DW 2.0 problem reports are sent only after you have granted permission.

Cause

DW 2.0 uses flags to indicate how users should be asked for permission before a problem report is sent. However, in some cases, these flags are not interpreted correctly.

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Update information

To resolve this problem, install update 930857. To install this update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://update.microsoft.com

Update information

To resolve this problem, install this package to update Windows Error Reporting in Windows Vista. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista

Download Download the update 930857 package now.

Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

Download Download the update 930857 package now.

Release Date: January 30, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Hotfix information

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.

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Update-bf.mum

Not Applicable

1,770

11-Jan-2007

20:29

Wsusscan.cab

Not Applicable

206,809

12-Jan-2007

12:32

X86_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_fcb494b2f860da20.manifest

Not Applicable

6,620

11-Jan-2007

23:08

X86_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_fd3a30561182148e.manifest

Not Applicable

6,620

11-Jan-2007

23:08

X86_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_b3415724d404124c.manifest

Not Applicable

731

11-Jan-2007

20:24

X86_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_b3c6f2c7ed254cba.manifest

Not Applicable

731

11-Jan-2007

20:24

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.16416

104,448

11-Jan-2007

02:23

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.20512

104,448

11-Jan-2007

02:36

Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Amd64_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_58d33036b0be4b56.manifest

Not Applicable

6,642

12-Jan-2007

11:01

Not Applicable

Amd64_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_5958cbd9c9df85c4.manifest

Not Applicable

6,642

12-Jan-2007

11:01

Not Applicable

Amd64_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_0f5ff2a88c618382.manifest

Not Applicable

735

11-Jan-2007

20:24

Not Applicable

Amd64_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_0fe58e4ba582bdf0.manifest

Not Applicable

735

11-Jan-2007

20:24

Not Applicable

Update-bf.mum

Not Applicable

2,444

11-Jan-2007

20:29

Not Applicable

Wsusscan.cab

Not Applicable

206,985

12-Jan-2007

12:32

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_fcb494b2f860da20.manifest

Not Applicable

6,620

12-Jan-2007

11:01

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-e..ortingcompatibility_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_fd3a30561182148e.manifest

Not Applicable

6,620

12-Jan-2007

11:01

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16416_none_b3415724d404124c.manifest

Not Applicable

731

11-Jan-2007

20:24

Not Applicable

X86_microsoft-windows-e..tingcompatibility.d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20512_none_b3c6f2c7ed254cba.manifest

Not Applicable

731

11-Jan-2007

20:24

Not Applicable

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.16416

125,952

11-Jan-2007

03:03

x64

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.20512

125,952

11-Jan-2007

02:50

x64

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.16416

104,448

11-Jan-2007

02:23

x86

Dwwin.exe

6.0.6000.20512

104,448

11-Jan-2007

02:36

x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More Information

For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages

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

Microsoft is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers. To learn more about what information is collected by Windows Error Reporting and about how that information is used, see the corresponding section in the Windows Vista Privacy Statement.

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