Long startup or logon time on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer when you apply a Group Policy preference that has OU filtering

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Symptoms

Assume that you create some organizational unit (OU) item-level targeting filters in the Group Policy preferences that apply to a computer or user account in a domain environment. For example, create drive or printer mappings. Then, you use a domain computer or user account that is a member of the related OU to log on to or start a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer. In this situation, the startup or logon time is longer than expected.

Notes
  • The logon delay increases if the network speed is slow or if the network latency is high. These situations may occur when an element of the boot or logon process is serviced by a server or domain controller in a remote site.
  • This issue does not occur when you unlock the computer.

Cause

This issue occurs because the OU item-level targeting filter converts a security identifier (SID) to a distinguished name (DN) every time that an item is filtered.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix. This hotfix improves the performance of Group Policy preferences that use an OU item-level targeting filter and that convert a security identifier (SID) to a distinguished name (DN).

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=support
Note 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 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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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 files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.22249589,82413-Feb-201311:25x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.22249789,50413-Feb-201312:25x64
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.22249589,82413-Feb-201311:25x86
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.22249589,82413-Feb-201311:25x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.222491,519,61613-Feb-201311:24IA-64
Gpprefcl.dll6.1.7601.22249589,82413-Feb-201311:25x86
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Status

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

More information

For more information about Group Policy preferences, go to the following Microsoft websites:
Group Policy preferences guide
General information about preference item-level targeting
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

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Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,658
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_bc4989f68eecb1a37c5b1262bffa8476_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_4efe3388d2d7f90c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_39beaef7c06fa442.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size53,968
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)11:57
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_31f6bb20ce4ab74a317cd1cb799c36cf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_63e51dee7622b398.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,070
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_3ae7f1b16d2897b607a5220da3dcda63_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_626a5a65af111ad3.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_b04aed3a573d64a79689648c3862bcdd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_98018360a28c6c17.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size715
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_bc4989f68eecb1a37c5b1262bffa8476_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_ab1ccf0c8b356a42.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size713
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_95dd4a7b78cd1578.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size53,972
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)12:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,290
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_a031f4cdad2dd773.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size34,836
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)11:39
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_39beaef7c06fa442.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size53,968
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)11:57
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_88f7a8e5263557cf6e64149cc191bdf2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_29cc605ca38ee5fc.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,068
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_39c052edc06dad3e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size53,970
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)11:51
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,465
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)15:03
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..ppolicy-policymaker_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22249_none_39beaef7c06fa442.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size53,968
Date (UTC)13-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)11:57
PlatformNot Applicable
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Article ID: 2693010 - Last Review: October 9, 2014 - Revision: 6.0
Keywords: 
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