The VerFindFile function always returns the value "VFF_CURNEDEST (0x1)" on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

You develop an application that uses the VerFindFile function to determine where it can install a file. However, when the application runs on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer, the VerFindFile function always returns the following value:
VFF_CURNEDEST (0x1)
Therefore, the application may be unable to run on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer.

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. 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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on Windows Vista-based computers, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
No prerequisites are required for Windows Server 2008-based computers.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Version.dll6.0.6001.2224220,48013-Aug-200803:41x86
For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Version.dll6.0.6001.2224227,13613-Aug-200804:20x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Version.dll6.0.6001.2224253,76013-Aug-200804:43IA-64

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File namePackage_1_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,775
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_2_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,942
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_3_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,780
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_4_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,780
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,367
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,431
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,421
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,423
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,431
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,422
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameX86_4a25c2fa3530ecb7896c79f025e94e7c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_b340d3a51ab73748.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-version_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_155eaec46a21fb57.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,985
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)05:08
Additional files for all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameAmd64_3715f6d5236583468772f748652b1b07_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_efc9e1a9aa90327e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameAmd64_fb23045f3d0ab6074095f27d0faa1c5c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_576e50c858c91418.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-version_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_717d4a48227f6c8d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,995
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)05:27
File namePackage_1_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,785
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_2_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,167
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_3_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,003
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_4_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,003
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,375
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,439
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,431
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,433
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,439
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,430
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,437
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_29dfb939a91832732a75ba4de4f11088_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_6fbe01b3fab37e31.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameIa64_ff7da05ae9a9443f884435cfd64052b0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_7076231121b209f9.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-version_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22242_none_156052ba6a200453.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,990
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)05:34
File namePackage_1_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,780
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_2_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,998
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_3_for_kb956767~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,998
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,425
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,429
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,434
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,426
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52
File namePackage_for_kb956767_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,433
Date (UTC)13-Aug-2008
Time (UTC)14:52

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 the VerFindFile function, visit the following Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms647461(VS.85).aspx

Properties

Article ID: 956767 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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