The focus moves through windows in the wrong order when you run a RemoteApp program on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008-based client computer

Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows.

Symptoms

You add a Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0-based application as a RemoteApp program on a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server. When you run the RemoteApp program on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008-based client computer, windows are opened in a specific order. When you close the windows, the focus does not move through the windows in the correct order. For example, you have an application that opens a modal dialog box on a client computer. The first dialog box opens a second dialog box, and then the second dialog box opens a third dialog box. When you close the third dialog box, you expect the focus to move to the second dialog box. However, the focus may move to the first dialog box.

Cause

This issue occurs because of a problem with the Z-order handling of Remote Applications Integrated Locally (RAIL) windows.

Note A RAIL window is a local client window that mimics a RemoteApp window.

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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

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). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.


Windows XP file information notes


•The files that apply to a specific milestone (RTM, SPn) are noted in the “SP requirement” column.


•In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file (KBnumber.cat) that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Lhmstscx.dll

6.0.6001.22493

2,067,968

17-Aug-2009

06:31

x86


Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product or milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.6000.20xxx

    Windows Vista

    RTM

    LDR

    6.0.6001.22xxx

    Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1

    SP1

    LDR

  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the original release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are
    listed separately
    . 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 (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

•The files that apply to a specific product or milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6001.22493

136,192

12-Aug-2009

12:19

x86

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

01-Apr-2009

18:53

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6001.22493

2,067,968

12-Aug-2009

12:23

x86

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

01-Apr-2009

18:54

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6001.22493

53,248

12-Aug-2009

12:24

x86

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6002.22197

136,192

12-Aug-2009

12:34

x86

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

03-Apr-2009

20:41

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6002.22197

2,067,968

12-Aug-2009

12:37

x86

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

03-Apr-2009

20:42

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6002.22197

53,248

12-Aug-2009

10:26

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6001.22493

151,552

12-Aug-2009

12:25

x64

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

01-Apr-2009

15:54

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6001.22493

2,425,344

12-Aug-2009

12:28

x64

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

01-Apr-2009

15:55

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6001.22493

45,056

12-Aug-2009

12:29

x64

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6002.22197

151,552

12-Aug-2009

12:29

x64

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

03-Apr-2009

20:39

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6002.22197

2,425,344

12-Aug-2009

12:32

x64

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

03-Apr-2009

20:40

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6002.22197

45,056

12-Aug-2009

12:34

x64

For all supported IA64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6001.22493

298,496

12-Aug-2009

13:42

IA-64

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

01-Apr-2009

15:54

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6001.22493

4,935,168

12-Aug-2009

13:46

IA-64

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

01-Apr-2009

15:56

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6001.22493

80,384

12-Aug-2009

13:48

IA-64

Aaclient.dll

6.0.6002.22197

298,496

12-Aug-2009

14:02

IA-64

Aaclient.mof

Not Applicable

1,097

03-Apr-2009

20:39

Not Applicable

Mstscax.dll

6.0.6002.22197

4,935,168

12-Aug-2009

14:06

IA-64

Mstscax.mof

Not Applicable

1,967

03-Apr-2009

20:40

Not Applicable

Tsgqec.dll

6.0.6002.22197

80,384

12-Aug-2009

14:09

IA-64

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 the Z-order of windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms632599(VS.85).aspx#zorderFor more information about Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp), visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753844(WS.10).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730673(WS.10).aspx

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

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

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,367

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,530

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,712

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,425

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,530

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,713

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_867a3d5d5ce962c97bbc4e102f748394_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_d8d4c803b521dea9.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

722

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_ff16dc6920430cd190ed4bfcf75990f2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_500196d5beddce83.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

722

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_30195bcbdf0c153a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,762

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

14:24

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_3203cedbdc2ecfba.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,762

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

14:21

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Amd64_605d79fd9d20c4fbd2c6cb4e52dfe40c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_a321daeaab05a34b.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,092

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_cedb950973ac80ae2738aba510fe319a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_2745b94ed0be9a8c.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,092

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_8c37f74f97698670.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,828

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

14:21

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_8e226a5f948c40f0.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,828

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

14:17

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,375

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client_2~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,540

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,722

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,433

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,540

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,723

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Ia64_2e61edee049e2a96b98090153cefd3d9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_50720eee455a46a0.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_32a81f3e813ebc6d0729abd3e04972a6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_d123b96ee1b28ff3.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22493_none_301affc1df0a1e36.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,795

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

15:22

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-t..s-clientactivexcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22197_none_320572d1dc2cd8b6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

235,795

Date (UTC)

12-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

15:38

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,429

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server_1~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,370

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Package_for_kb967885_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,716

Date (UTC)

13-Aug-2009

Time (UTC)

09:35

Platform

Not Applicable

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