Names of Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are displayed incorrectly in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Windows Server 2012-based computer or a Windows 8-based computer that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed in an Active Directory domain environment.

  • You create new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer in a Group Policy Object (GPO) by performing the following steps:

    1. Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

    2. In the GPMC console tree, expand the GPOs to User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings.

    3. Create a new Internet Explorer Group Policy preference for Internet Explorer by using the default name "Internet Explorer 10."

  • You change the name of the Group Policy preferences. For example, "Internet Explorer 10" is renamed "TEST IE10."

  • You deploy this GPO in the domain.

In this scenario, the new Group Policy preferences for Internet Explorer are applied successfully. However, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences is displayed as Internet Explorer 5 and 6 in a Group Policy Results report. Additionally, when you try to reconfigure the policy in GPMC, you find that the name of the Group Policy preferences has reverted to "Internet Explorer 10."

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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 Server 2012 or Windows 8 that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, 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.

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 and Windows Server 2012 file information notesImportant Windows 8 hotfixes and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows 8" 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 8" 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

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    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 8 and Windows Server 2012" 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 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll

6.2.9200.20826

2,017,792

17-Sep-2013

22:55

x86

Gpme.dll

6.2.9200.16384

721,920

26-Jul-2012

00:37

x86

Gppref.dll

6.2.9200.20826

5,027,328

16-Sep-2013

22:22

x86

Gpprefbr.dll

6.2.9200.20824

574,976

13-Sep-2013

01:47

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.2.9200.20824

153,600

13-Sep-2013

01:49

x86

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.2.9200.16384

214,528

26-Jul-2012

01:19

x86

Propshts.dll

6.2.9200.20824

2,423,808

13-Sep-2013

01:32

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpme.dll

6.2.9200.16384

771,072

26-Jul-2012

03:05

x64

Gppref.dll

6.2.9200.20826

5,441,024

17-Sep-2013

22:28

x64

Gpprefbr.dll

6.2.9200.20824

768,512

17-Sep-2013

22:28

x64

Gpprefcn.dll

6.2.9200.20824

211,456

17-Sep-2013

22:28

x64

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.2.9200.16384

271,872

26-Jul-2012

03:05

x64

Propshts.dll

6.2.9200.20824

3,273,216

17-Sep-2013

22:28

x64

Microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting.dll

6.2.9200.20826

2,017,792

17-Sep-2013

22:55

x86

Gpme.dll

6.2.9200.16384

721,920

26-Jul-2012

00:37

x86

Gppref.dll

6.2.9200.20826

5,027,328

16-Sep-2013

22:22

x86

Gpprefbr.dll

6.2.9200.20824

574,976

13-Sep-2013

01:47

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.2.9200.20824

153,600

13-Sep-2013

01:49

x86

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.2.9200.16384

214,528

26-Jul-2012

01:19

x86

Propshts.dll

6.2.9200.20824

2,423,808

13-Sep-2013

01:32

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 for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File property

Value

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_4785a04695754a11.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,932

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

23:13

File name

Package_1_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,821

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

Package_2_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,848

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

Package_3_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,839

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

Package_for_kb2885557_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,455

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

X86_65521b52690be544473fcab31413989c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_39c0d4d698348d8b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

X86_f8cf3f7eebb1dfd3224862c1c340ab80_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_f55eff531abbea3d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

721

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_b3ad7c2a9b0e59e7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712,709

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:55

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_65521b52690be544473fcab31413989c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_95df705a5091fec1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Amd64_ad95332914aac0eba9f75e31d4b1ae25_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_772d2026b0c28b2b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_0fcc17ae536bcb1d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712,715

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Msil_microsoft.grouppolicy.reporting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_4785a04695754a11.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,932

Date (UTC)

17-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

23:13

File name

Package_1_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,829

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Package_2_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,310

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Package_3_for_kb2885557~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,847

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

Package_for_kb2885557_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,684

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20827_none_b3ad7c2a9b0e59e7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

712,709

Date (UTC)

18-Sep-2013

Time (UTC)

09:56


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