New Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 Group Policy hotfix round up

Last week Microsoft released a few new Group Policy hot fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, below is a link to each KB article and my own short description hotfix.

KB981054 The Group Policy preference settings for the “Terminal Session” item-level targeting item are not applied in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2.”

This is a fix for a really cool feature of Group Policy Preferences which allow IT administrator to target settings based on the IP address of the RDP client. For more info see 

KB981177 You can still unpin a program from the taskbar unexpectedly when you enable the “Do not allow pinning programs to the Taskbar” Group Policy on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

This hot fix is just a minor UI bug. For more info see 

KB981265 You cannot create a software installation Group Policy setting on a read-only domain controller in Windows Server 2008 R2.

This fixes a problem with GPMC trying to make a policy change against a read-only domain controller when someone tries to create and “assigned” software deployment. For more info see 

KB981750 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”.

This fixes the following error message when you error message when you access Computer Configuration > Windows Setting > Security Settings > Software Restriction Policies due to a bug in GPMC calling an incorrect function when reading multiple string type registry key. For more info see 

Hope you find these users but as always make sure you thoroughly test any hotfix before you deploy them into production.

Author: Alan Burchill

Microsoft MVP (Group Policy)

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