Friday, August 5, 2011

Recommended Updates for Group Policy in Windows Client and Server Products

Microsoft has released a list of recommended hotfixes and updates for issues that occur in an Active Directory environment using Windows Group Policies or Windows Group Policy Preferences. Although it’s not a comprehensive list (and not intended to be) it is a good aggregate of common issues seen with Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences.

Group Policy and Group Policy Management Console Updates:

2261826 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.;EN-US;2261826

927908 Some security policies are displayed as "Not Defined" in the RSoP snap-in on a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller.;EN-US;927908

981750 Error message occurs when you use GPMC to view a software restriction Group Policy setting in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2: "An error has occurred while collecting data for Software Restriction Policies";EN-US;981750

2258620 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.;EN-US;2258620

976922 The "Run only allowed Windows applications" Group Policy setting displays no entries on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or Windows 7.;EN-US;976922

2409336 "Unable to cast object of type 'System.String' to type 'Microsoft.Group.Policy.Reporting.Extensions.Registry.RegistryValue'." error message when you try to generate a report for a GPO.;EN-US;2409336

Group Policy Preferences Updates:

951430 A non-administrator user cannot log on to a domain from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if you set the locale information for the user by using a Group Policy preference setting.;EN-US;951430

982606 The value of the "State" registry item is changed after a Group Policy preferences setting is applied in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 R2.;EN-US;982606

974266 Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup.;EN-US;974266

2385775 Group Policy Modeling Wizard fails when you have registry updates in the Group Policy preference on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.;EN-US;2385775

979731 Some Group Policy preferences are not applied successfully on computers that are running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.;EN-US;979731


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