Symptoms

On a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a network environment, logon scripts may take a long time to run.

Cause

This issue occurs because of the boxing feature that speeds up the startup experience in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. This feature runs applications that are started from common startup locations at a reduced priority for the first 60 seconds after you start the computer. Additionally, the feature runs applications that you start manually at an increased priority. This behavior results in a faster startup experience.

However, some logon scripts must be run asynchronously. These logon scripts are boxed and have a very low I/O priority. Therefore, these logon scripts take a long time to run.

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 Web site:

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 one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


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

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

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a 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

By default, this update is not enabled in Windows Vista. To enable this update, configure a REG_DWORD value named RunLogonScriptsNormally in the following path, and set the value to a decimal value of 1:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 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.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • 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 files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. 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 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpapi.dll

6.0.6002.22679

75,264

14-Jul-2011

15:14

x86

Gpsvc.dll

6.0.6002.22679

576,512

14-Jul-2011

15:14

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpapi.dll

6.0.6002.22679

84,480

14-Jul-2011

15:22

x64

Gpsvc.dll

6.0.6002.22679

719,360

14-Jul-2011

15:22

x64

Gpapi.dll

6.0.6002.22679

75,264

14-Jul-2011

15:14

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpapi.dll

6.0.6002.22679

155,136

14-Jul-2011

15:28

IA-64

Gpsvc.dll

6.0.6002.22679

1,281,024

14-Jul-2011

15:28

IA-64

Gpapi.dll

6.0.6002.22679

75,264

14-Jul-2011

15:14

x86

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, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.
    21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. 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

Platform

Gpsvc.dll

6.1.7601.21830

593,920

01-Oct-2011

06:04

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpsvc.dll

6.1.7601.21830

777,728

01-Oct-2011

05:24

x64

Gpapi.dll

6.1.7601.21830

79,872

01-Oct-2011

06:04

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpapi.dll

6.1.7601.21830

168,960

01-Oct-2011

04:15

IA-64

Gpsvc.dll

6.1.7601.21830

1,323,520

01-Oct-2011

04:16

IA-64

Gpapi.dll

6.1.7601.21830

79,872

01-Oct-2011

06:04

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 Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,078

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_b8e8650c471c829f3bcd6f82c51f7acd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_e4ffdb40fc52c308.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_2a50d2e7fd772bd1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

131,839

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

15:39

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Amd64_f08711a12aeb37f85857d20a4ba4c675_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_847a5929ed191720.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,058

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_866f6e6bb5d49d07.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

131,895

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

15:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,102

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_90c418bdea355f02.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

118,724

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

15:22

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Ia64_2955cef865183df581ca00386184a325_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_58f3940d155a45be.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,056

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_2a5276ddfd7534cd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

131,867

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

15:41

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,255

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

19:58

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22679_none_90c418bdea355f02.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

118,724

Date (UTC)

14-Jul-2011

Time (UTC)

15:22

Platform

Not applicable

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

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,362

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_128e7e18ec69ca581d6ba3f9c9794f6d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_1bef94fccd47b279.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

711

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_7bebde89fc584ce5676e40b565927b83_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_801db256faa11a3a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_2a9acb615e762bae.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

135,849

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:40

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-r..ogonscriptsnormally_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_e39b270b0ccf62c1.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,245

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

06:32

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Amd64_27592d6726d04d3d432c5e0430e4796a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_dc4f2beae05b8d7a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

715

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_57fc954ef33f86658f25a5cb41d47ecd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_b1a218ef89398671.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,058

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_7193cf1fecbf5b2b20683a3351938002_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_30d664bbe7316beb.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_8672cf4df6e2ea701a3d34e63b9042ba_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_5a26e8cea17dd80c.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_86b966e516d39ce4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

135,855

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:43

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-r..ogonscriptsnormally_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_3fb9c28ec52cd3f7.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,247

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

07:10

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,774

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_910e11374b345edf.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

60,362

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

06:29

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Ia64_0a8f4cf3429ed16bd64bf4b4826d50e3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_6963111d20bf1735.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_8672cf4df6e2ea701a3d34e63b9042ba_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_fe09f140e91e6fd2.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_9e89681bfc708d7000582a7f77f3ecff_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_7b817c1e98e7e2d1.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_2a9c6f575e7434aa.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

130,896

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

07:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-r..ogonscriptsnormally_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_e39ccb010ccd6bbd.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,246

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

07:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,447

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

13:36

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21830_none_910e11374b345edf.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

60,362

Date (UTC)

01-Oct-2011

Time (UTC)

06:29

Platform

Not Applicable

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