Security policies are not applied to a RIS or Sysprep deployed image of Windows XP on first start

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When you use a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based Remote Installation Services (RIS) server or the Microsoft System Preparation tool (Sysprep) to deploy a Microsoft Windows XP Professional image to a computer, Windows XP may not process the security policies for the file system and for the registry on first start. If you restart the computer, Windows XP processes these policies as expected.


Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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 this specific problem. 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 Web site:
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.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP 32-Bit Edition
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   08-Nov-2003  01:49  5.1.2600.1318  170,496  Scecli.dll
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name    Platform
   08-Nov-2003  01:20  5.1.2600.1318  492,032  Scecli.dll   IA-64
   08-Nov-2003  01:49  5.1.2600.1318  170,496  Wscecli.dll  x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.


For additional information, 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


Article ID: 831783 - Last Review: January 11, 2015 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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