You cannot install device drivers in a Windows Server 2008 cluster environment if the drivers contain LZ-compressed files

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You try to install a device driver in a Windows Server 2008 cluster environment.
  • The device driver contains Lempel-Ziv (LZ)-compressed files, such as .dl_ files.
In this scenario, the driver installation process may prompt you for the location of a .dl_ file. However, even after you manually select the correct location, you are still prompted for the file's location.

Additionally, the following error may be logged in the Setupapi.app.log file:
!!!  cpy: Unable to decompress-or-copy file
!!!  cpy: Error installing file (0x0000001e)
!!!  cpy: Error 30: The system cannot read from the specified device.
!    cpy:      SourceFile   - source file path
!    cpy:      TempFile     - temporary file path
!    cpy:      TargetFile   - target file path
!!!  flq: SPFILENOTIFY_COPYERROR: Source = source file path, Target = target file path, Flags = 0x00000400, Error = 0x0000001e.

CAUSE

This issue occurs when the length of the file path is longer than 128 characters in a Windows Server 2008 cluster environment. The "file copy" function in the Setupapi.dll module restricts the maximum path length to 128 characters.

RESOLUTION

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.

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, submit a request to 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:
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Prerequisites

No prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

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

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 2008, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupapi.dll.mui6.0.6000.2077645,05621-Feb-200804:43Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6000.207761,585,66421-Feb-200804:39x86
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68913-Dec-200720:25Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.221191,590,27221-Feb-200804:24x86
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68918-Dec-200721:40Not Applicable
Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.221193,077,63221-Feb-200804:50IA-64
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68918-Dec-200721:40Not Applicable
Setupapi.dll6.0.6001.221191,590,27221-Feb-200804:24x86
Setupapi.mofNot Applicable3,68918-Dec-200721:40Not Applicable
Windows Server 2008, IA-64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Http.sys5.2.3790.3090538,11214-Feb-200813:17x64

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, 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

Properties

Article ID: 948720 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
Keywords: 
kbclustering kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbfix kbqfe kbHotfixServer KB948720

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