SFM Fails to Accept Associations with Two-Character Extensions

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SYMPTOMS

Windows NT Services for Macintosh (SFM) does not allow Creator and Type associations for Macintosh users when files extensions have only two characters.

CAUSE

SFM does not recognize two-character/digit extensions for file association.

RESOLUTION

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/

STATUS

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.

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: 178364
TITLE : Macintosh Clients See Files on WinNT Server Constantly Moving

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

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

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Article ID: 180716 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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