You cannot find the "Find Now," "Stop," and "Clear All" buttons in the GPMC snap-in on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

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

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

  • You edit a Group Policy setting and configure the Item-level targeting option.

  • You select Organizational Unit as the targeting item.

  • You open the Find Custom Search dialog box to add an organizational unit (OU).

In this scenario, you notice that the following buttons are missing on the Custom Search and Advanced tabs:

  • Find Now

  • Stop

  • Clear All

Therefore, you cannot use the condition list to filter and find specific OUs.

For more information about the steps to reproduce this issue, see the "More information" section.

Cause

This issue occurs because the search functionality for an OU is unexpectedly removed from the Item-level targeting option in the Group Policy settings.

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

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 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 MANIFEST files (.manifest) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. 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

Gpme.dll

6.1.7600.16385

728,576

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gppref.dll

6.1.7600.20748

4,342,272

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7600.20748

627,712

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7600.20748

166,400

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7600.16385

225,280

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Propshts.dll

6.1.7600.20748

2,548,736

03-Jul-2010

05:06

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

Gpme.dll

6.1.7600.16385

774,656

14-Jul-2009

01:40

x64

Gppref.dll

6.1.7600.20748

4,887,552

03-Jul-2010

05:52

x64

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7600.20748

901,632

03-Jul-2010

05:52

x64

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7600.20748

236,032

03-Jul-2010

05:52

x64

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7600.16385

302,080

14-Jul-2009

01:40

x64

Propshts.dll

6.1.7600.20748

3,787,776

03-Jul-2010

05:52

x64

Gpme.dll

6.1.7600.16385

728,576

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gppref.dll

6.1.7600.20748

4,342,272

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7600.20748

627,712

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7600.20748

166,400

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7600.16385

225,280

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Propshts.dll

6.1.7600.20748

2,548,736

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gpme.dll

6.1.7600.16385

1,063,424

14-Jul-2009

01:46

IA-64

Gppref.dll

6.1.7600.20748

6,575,104

03-Jul-2010

04:31

IA-64

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7600.20748

1,786,880

03-Jul-2010

04:31

IA-64

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7600.20748

463,360

03-Jul-2010

04:31

IA-64

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7600.16385

581,120

14-Jul-2009

01:46

IA-64

Propshts.dll

6.1.7600.20748

7,068,160

03-Jul-2010

04:31

IA-64

Gpme.dll

6.1.7600.16385

728,576

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Gppref.dll

6.1.7600.20748

4,342,272

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefbr.dll

6.1.7600.20748

627,712

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpprefcn.dll

6.1.7600.20748

166,400

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Gpregistrybrowser.dll

6.1.7600.16385

225,280

14-Jul-2009

01:15

x86

Propshts.dll

6.1.7600.20748

2,548,736

03-Jul-2010

05:06

x86

Workaround

Workaround for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

To work around this issue, use the Adsiedit.msc tool or the Ldp.exe tool to find the target OU. Then, paste the OU name into the Organizational Unit field in the Targeting Editor dialog box.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

Steps to reproduce this issue

To reproduce this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console (Gpmc.msc) snap-in.

  2. Right-click a Group Policy object that you want to configure, and then click Edit.

  3. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Preferences, and then expand Windows Settings.

  4. Create a new registry item. To do this, right-click Registry, click New, and then click Registry Item.

  5. The New Registry Properties dialog box appears. On the Common tab, click to select the Item-level targeting check box, and then click the Targeting button.

  6. The Targeting Editor dialog box appears. Click New Item, and then click Organizational Unit.

  7. Next to the Organizational Unit field, click the ellipsis button (...).

    The Find Custom Search dialog box appears.

However, the Find Now button, the Stop button, and the Clear All button are missing from the Custom Search tab or from the Advanced tab.

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

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,464

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_b189c82aaba5771a510996d378d3d6ee_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_00091fd65332de7c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

721

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_b6c324af2b0b6552.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,059

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

09:44

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Amd64_8e8b13f7ba276ccc20449ce915097a9d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_f5a9cd15c2eb22e7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,090

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_12e1c032e368d688.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,065

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

09:47

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,685

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_b6c324af2b0b6552.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,059

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

09:47

Platform

Not applicable

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

File name

Ia64_d0afc69faade96b13ea31f1e6ed56c6e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_100d456a0a1bc9eb.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,088

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_b6c4c8a52b096e4e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,062

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:36

Platform

Not applicable


File name

Update.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,460

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:35

Platform

Not applicable


File name

X86_microsoft-windows-g..rveradmintools-gpme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20748_none_b6c324af2b0b6552.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

763,059

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2010

Time (UTC)

08:36

Platform

Not applicable

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