Russian Clients May Have File I/O Problems on an FPNW Server

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If your MS-DOS, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, or Windows NT client uses a Russian version of the operating system, or if the Russian system default locale is installed, you may experience one or more of the following problems while accessing a Microsoft File and Print Services for NetWare (FPNW) server:

  • After you create a directory with Russian characters using a Novell NetWare redirector and refresh the view in Windows NT Explorer, all directories that do not contain Russian characters disappear.
  • If you create a directory containing Russian characters on an FPNW server, you may see a name similar to "3c5a8~1". This name disappears if you refresh the screen and the correct directory name is displayed.
  • You cannot create a new directory on an FPNW server because, if you try to rename the default folder name ("---------") to any other name, you receive an error message.


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


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in File and Print Services for NetWare version 4.0. 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.


Article ID: 180875 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 4.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Services for Netware 4.0
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