Macintosh Clients See Files on Windows NT Server Constantly Moving

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 178364 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q178364
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SYMPTOMS

When you view files and folders on a computer running both Windows NT Server 4.0 and Services for Macintosh from a Macintosh OS 8.0 client, you may see files and folders constantly shifting, similar to what is seen when Cleanup is selected from the Macintosh View menu. Users may also see duplicate files in the same folder.

CAUSE

Macintosh OS 8.0 Finder has changed in functionality regarding the AppleShare client and Finder. Finder now attempts to set the initialization bit option in the file's resource fork. Failure to set this bit causes the constant shifting of the files. Due to changes in how Macintosh clients cache a remote directory list, you may see similar symptoms for reasons other than this issue.

RESOLUTION

Windows NT 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

For your convenience, the English version of this post-SP3 hotfix has been posted to the following Internet location. However, Microsoft recommends that you install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 to correct this problem.

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/NT40/hotfixes-postSP3/sfm-fix/

Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1 and Windows NT Server versions 3.5, 3.51

To resolve this problem, upgrade to Windows NT 4.0 and apply the hotfix.

STATUS

Windows NT 4.0

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1 and Windows NT Server versions 3.5, 3.51

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1 and Windows NT Server versions 3.5 and 3.51.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 166571
TITLE : Creating an SFM Volume on Large Partition Causes a Stop 0x24

ARTICLE-ID: 170956
TITLE : SFM Time and Date Stamp Change Copying Between Volumes Locally

ARTICLE-ID: 172511
TITLE : Stop 0x0000000A w/ Services for Macintosh & McAfee Anti-Virus

ARTICLE-ID: 177644
TITLE : Commenting Macintosh File Changes Date and Time Stamp

ARTICLE-ID: 180622
TITLE : STOP:0x0000001E with STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES in Sfmsrv.sys

ARTICLE-ID: 180716
TITLE : SFM Fails to Accept Associations with Two-Character Extensions

ARTICLE-ID: 180717
TITLE : SFM: File Date and Time Stamp Change with Get Info

ARTICLE-ID: 180718
TITLE : SFM: Disconnect Macintosh Clients before Dismounting Volume

ARTICLE-ID: 185722
TITLE : SFM Rebuilds Indexes upon Restarting of Windows NT

Properties

Article ID: 178364 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix KB178364

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com