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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB969972

You encounter a slow application startup or a slow logon on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista after you apply software restriction policies

Consider the following scenario:

  • You apply the following policy to a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista:
    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Software Restriction Policies\Enforcement
  • For this policy, in the Apply software restriction policies to the following section, you select the All software files option.

In this scenario, you encounter a slow application startup or a slow logon. The slow logon occurs when users have their local drives mapped to a network share.

Note: You can use Process Monitor to determine whether your computer has the issue. To do this, you start Process Monitor before you start an application. Your computer has the issue if you find a log that is in the Process Monitor and that resembles the following:

CreateFile C:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IMM32.DLL NAME INVALID
CreateFile C:\?? NAME INVALID

The logging has both features (1: incorrect file path (such as C:C:\WINDOWS\…). 2. “Name

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB969972.

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