You cannot use Virtual Disk Service 1.1 to retrieve the MPIO path information or to set the MPIO load balance policy for LUNs in iSCSI hardware providers in Windows Server 2003 R2

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SYMPTOMS

You may experience either of the following problems when you use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Virtual Disk Service (VDS) 1.1:
  • You cannot use VDS to retrieve the Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) path information for Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) in Internet SCSI (iSCSI) hardware providers.
  • You cannot use VDS to set the MPIO load balance policy for LUNs in iSCSI hardware providers.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

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:
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, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • A 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • An Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2003 with SP1
  • An x64-based version of Windows

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

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Diskraid.exe5.2.3790.2746399,36013-Jul-200609:58x86SP1SP1QFE
Vds.exe5.2.3790.2746352,25613-Jul-200609:58x86SP1SP1QFE
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.2746141,82413-Jul-200621:22x86SP1SP1QFE
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.2746326,14413-Jul-200621:22x86SP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96502-Jul-200610:46Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34302-Jul-200610:46Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.274619,45613-Jul-200609:58x86SP1SP1QFE
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.274661,95213-Jul-200621:22x86SP1SP1QFE
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.274630,72013-Jul-200621:22x86SP1SP1QFE
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Diskraid.exe5.2.3790.2746578,56013-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vds.exe5.2.3790.2746612,86413-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.2746254,97613-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.2746456,19213-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96513-Jul-200621:38Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34313-Jul-200621:38Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.274629,69613-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.274694,72013-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.274641,47213-Jul-200621:38x64SP1SP1QFE
Wdiskraid.exe5.2.3790.2746399,36013-Jul-200621:38x86SP1WOW
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.274630,72013-Jul-200621:38x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Diskraid.exe5.2.3790.2746954,88013-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vds.exe5.2.3790.27461,161,21613-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.2746490,49613-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.2746768,00013-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96513-Jul-200621:38Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34313-Jul-200621:38Not ApplicableSP1SP1QFE
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.274663,48813-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.2746174,59213-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.274645,56813-Jul-200621:38IA-64SP1SP1QFE
Wdiskraid.exe5.2.3790.2746399,36013-Jul-200621:38x86SP1WOW
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.274630,72013-Jul-200621:38x86SP1WOW

STATUS

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 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx

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Article ID: 922244 - Last Review: March 26, 2007 - Revision: 2.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition
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