Symptoms

Assume that you configure a scheduled Windows task by using a Group Policy preference item in an environment. The environment contains a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. When daylight saving time (DST) changes, the start time of the scheduled task on the computer is one hour earlier or one hour later than the start time that you configured.

For example, you configure a scheduled task by using a Group Policy preference item, and then you set the start time of the task to 9:00. On a Windows 7 client computer in which the time zone is set to (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, the start time that is displayed in the Group Policy Management Console settings report is 8:00.

Cause

This issue occurs because Windows uses the default date instead of the current date in order to calculate DST.

Resolution

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 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 website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 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 is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 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

    6.1.760
    1.17xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760
    1.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical 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 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll

6.1.7601.22078

471,040

03-Aug-2012

17:57

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll

6.1.7601.22078

1,851,392

03-Aug-2012

17:57

Gpme.dll

6.1.7601.17514

728,576

20-Nov-2010

12:19

Gppref.dll

6.1.7601.22078

4,343,296

03-Aug-2012

17:41

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7601.22078

627,712

03-Aug-2012

17:41

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7601.22078

166,400

03-Aug-2012

17:41

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7601.17514

225,280

20-Nov-2010

12:19

Propshts.dll

6.1.7601.22078

2,549,248

03-Aug-2012

17:41

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpme.dll

6.1.7601.17514

774,656

20-Nov-2010

13:26

x64

Gppref.dll

6.1.7601.22078

4,889,088

03-Aug-2012

18:22

x64

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7601.22078

901,632

03-Aug-2012

18:22

x64

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7601.22078

236,032

03-Aug-2012

18:22

x64

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7601.17514

302,080

20-Nov-2010

13:26

x64

Propshts.dll

6.1.7601.22078

3,788,288

03-Aug-2012

18:22

x64

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll

6.1.7601.22078

471,040

03-Aug-2012

17:57

x86

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll

6.1.7601.22078

1,851,392

03-Aug-2012

17:57

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpme.dll

6.1.7601.17514

1,063,424

20-Nov-2010

10:26

IA-64

Gppref.dll

6.1.7601.22078

6,577,664

03-Aug-2012

17:14

IA-64

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7601.22078

1,786,880

03-Aug-2012

17:14

IA-64

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7601.17514

581,120

20-Nov-2010

10:26

IA-64

Propshts.dll

6.1.7601.22078

7,069,184

03-Aug-2012

17:14

IA-64

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.resources.dll

6.1.7601.22078

471,040

03-Aug-2012

17:57

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7601.22078

463,360

03-Aug-2012

17:14

IA-64

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll

6.1.7601.22078

1,851,392

03-Aug-2012

17:57

x86

Status

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 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 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,809

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

18:03

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_es-es_eb39cf29f23effdf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,809

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

20:13

File name

X86_2f71f553fa2ba617d73a9f040bb566ad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4a12d64840cdf59e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

710

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:22

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_b888f1ab284a4cef.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,059

Date (UTC)

05-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

21:35

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_0b075225121802588fd97d42ae5fd577_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_024babe0ea4c12d7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:23

File name

Amd64_0f5ba80835d7b2d53c4d8a6b09c8034f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_a4151853e6d3b29b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:23

File name

Amd64_2b924862cff49270068a258f446725dd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_cb5ec7f0378c83fb.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:23

File name

Amd64_2e12326ab574a7a9e2d93b6472ff480a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_dace54eeb166ace8.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:23

File name

Amd64_2f71f553fa2ba617d73a9f040bb566ad_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_a63171cbf92b66d4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:23

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_14a78d2ee0a7be25.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,065

Date (UTC)

05-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

21:39

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,809

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

18:03

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4c6115c722b13d19.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,860

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

18:21

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_2e12326ab574a7a9e2d93b6472ff480a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_7eb15d60f90744ae.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:22

File name

Ia64_40c488c9b9948b318cdf068f153b1c43_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_87543482c7532a61.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,088

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:22

File name

Ia64_66c3ac96f0b86213002b9da157b2d670_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_f56e6ea470957c86.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:22

File name

Ia64_f2d138860e14afa513ae70878b57228a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4239e58ecb249abf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

24-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

22:22

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_b88a95a1284855eb.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,062

Date (UTC)

05-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

21:32

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppoli..reporting.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_en-us_eb6e7245f2180e3a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,809

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

18:03

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22078_none_4c6115c722b13d19.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,860

Date (UTC)

03-Aug-2012

Time (UTC)

18:21

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