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Group Policy preferences client-side extension hotfix rollup for Windows Vista

This article lists the bugs that are fixed in the Group Policy preferences (GPP) client-side extension hotfix rollup package for Windows Vista.

Issues that are fixed in this hotfix rollup package
This hotfix rollup package replaces all the previous hotfixes that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
974266 Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup
943729 Information about new Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008

The following issues are fixed in this hotfix rollup package. These issues were not documented in an earlier Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

  • You cannot create a GPP folder when the target path is a Distributed File System (DFS) path.
  • Item-Level Targeting for the security group does not recognize nested groups for computer objects.
  • When you configure Item-Level Targeting for GPP to match a registry value, the match fails.
  • The GPP data source name (DSN) requires a password if a username is specified in the DSN connection information. After you apply this hotfix rollup, you can use a blank password in the DSN connection information.
  • You experience a significant delay when you log on to an Active Directory site that has a read-only domain controller (RODC). This issue occurs when you implement Item-Level Filtering for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) by using GPP.
  • GPP cannot be deployed on a printer when the printer owner is not specified as “System” or “Administrators.”
  • When you configure Item-Level Targeting for GPP with Terminal Services, Item-Level Targeting fails.
  • A memory leak occurs in the GPP client every time that Item-Level Targeting is processed.
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 KB977983.

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