You cannot find a network drive in the "Browse For Folder" dialog box in the GPMC MMC snap-in on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7

Symptoms







Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.

  • You map a network drive on the computer.

  • You connect to a domain controller by using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in from the computer.

  • You right-click the Domains node, and then you select Manage Backups. Or, you right-click a Group Policy object (GPO), and then you select Back Up to back up the object.

  • In the Manage Backups dialog box or in the Back Up Group Policy Object dialog box, you click Browse to select a backup location.

In this scenario, you cannot find the network drive in the Browse For Folder dialog box. Therefore, you cannot back up the GPO to the desired network drive by browsing to it.

Note To work around this issue, provide the corresponding network drive letter in the Backup location field or in the Location field, and then click Browse. Then, the network drive is displayed under the Computer node in the Browse For Folder dialog box.

Cause

The issue occurs because the GPMC MMC snap-in incorrectly filters network drives from the Browse For Folder dialog box.

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 Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Additionally, if you are running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7, the computer must have the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

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

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to 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

Gpmc.msc

Not applicable

146,446

03-Apr-2009

21:22

Not applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,287,680

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.0.6002.22433

73,728

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.0.6002.22433

748,032

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadminhelper.dll

6.0.6002.22433

19,968

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpmc.msc

Not applicable

146,446

03-Apr-2009

20:57

Not applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,803,776

28-Jun-2010

17:38

x64

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.0.6002.22433

97,280

28-Jun-2010

17:38

x64

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,089,024

28-Jun-2010

17:38

x64

Gpoadminhelper.dll

6.0.6002.22433

22,528

28-Jun-2010

17:38

x64

Gpmc.msc

Not applicable

146,446

03-Apr-2009

21:22

Not applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,287,680

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.0.6002.22433

73,728

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.0.6002.22433

748,032

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadminhelper.dll

6.0.6002.22433

19,968

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpmc.msc

Not applicable

146,446

03-Apr-2009

20:58

Not applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.0.6002.22433

3,012,608

28-Jun-2010

17:14

IA-64

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.0.6002.22433

183,808

28-Jun-2010

17:14

IA-64

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,841,152

28-Jun-2010

17:14

IA-64

Gpoadminhelper.dll

6.0.6002.22433

46,592

28-Jun-2010

17:14

IA-64

Gpmc.msc

Not applicable

146,446

03-Apr-2009

21:22

Not applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.0.6002.22433

1,287,680

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.0.6002.22433

73,728

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.0.6002.22433

748,032

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

Gpoadminhelper.dll

6.0.6002.22433

19,968

28-Jun-2010

17:34

x86

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpmc.msc

Not Applicable

146,446

10-Jun-2009

21:28

Not Applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.1.7600.20825

1,292,800

26-Oct-2010

04:25

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.1.7600.16385

73,216

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.1.7600.16385

743,424

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpmc.msc

Not Applicable

146,446

10-Jun-2009

20:46

Not Applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.1.7600.20825

1,796,096

26-Oct-2010

05:18

x64

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.1.7600.16385

96,256

14-Jul-2009

01:40

x64

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.1.7600.16385

1,076,736

14-Jul-2009

01:40

x64

Gpmc.msc

Not Applicable

146,446

10-Jun-2009

21:28

Not Applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.1.7600.20825

1,292,800

26-Oct-2010

04:25

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.1.7600.16385

73,216

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.1.7600.16385

743,424

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpmc.msc

Not Applicable

146,446

10-Jun-2009

20:51

Not Applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.1.7600.20825

3,037,184

26-Oct-2010

04:02

IA-64

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.1.7600.16385

185,344

14-Jul-2009

01:46

IA-64

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.1.7600.16385

1,843,200

14-Jul-2009

01:46

IA-64

Gpmc.msc

Not Applicable

146,446

10-Jun-2009

21:28

Not Applicable

Gpoadmin.dll

6.1.7600.20825

1,292,800

26-Oct-2010

04:25

x86

Gpoadmincommon.dll

6.1.7600.16385

73,216

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gpoadmincustom.dll

6.1.7600.16385

743,424

14-Jul-2009

01:15

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 the Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

941314 Description of Windows Server 2008 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista Service Pack 1

For more information about the Group Policy Management Console, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:

Group Policy Management ConsoleFor 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

2,252

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_718b2dcc2acd168f8dfd91d9a46a216b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_4884067d4e381a7c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

721

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_b885961dc718ad63.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

241,702

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

18:05

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Amd64_07b1f6f5208012de3d084b0faec9f878_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_a675b8e5f7f95732.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_14a431a17f761e99.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

241,748

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

18:05

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,268

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_b885961dc718ad63.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

241,702

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

18:05

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Ia64_ea9b324a259ac3005502faa91d2ba774_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_2adf5a465fed7854.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,088

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_b8873a13c716b65f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

241,725

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

17:35

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,585

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

23:01

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22433_none_b885961dc718ad63.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

241,702

Date (UTC)

28-Jun-2010

Time (UTC)

18:05

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

1,464

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_85f0d39f6d4725c6f1fbe14d929461cf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_9f132d65e9c84315.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

721

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_b6d3c4fb2affabe4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

118,691

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:10

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Amd64_b936f11a5ebdb5f6b1ce36cda953fcd7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_3d65e0825af07241.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_12f2607ee35d1d1a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

118,697

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:13

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,685

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_b6d3c4fb2affabe4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

118,691

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:13

Platform

Not Applicable

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

File name

Ia64_e5d46da83d0245b9f1eaf1fc3c78fb24_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_17f291232a837820.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,088

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_b6d568f12afdb4e0.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

118,694

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,460

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpmc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20825_none_b6d3c4fb2affabe4.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

118,691

Date (UTC)

26-Oct-2010

Time (UTC)

08:06

Platform

Not Applicable

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