"550-The process cannot access the file" error message when you run the "literal size" FTP command in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You create an FTP site by using IIS 7.5.
  • You upload files to the FTP site by using the Ftp.exe utility.
  • You run the following command to monitor the upload progress of the files:
    ftp> literal size file name
In this scenario, the command does not return the current size of the file as expected. Additionally, you receive the following error message: 
550-The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
Win32 error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
Error details: File system returned an error.

Cause

This issue occurs because of a sharing violation that occurs when you use the literal size command to query the current size of a file that is already open with write access.

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 the problem described in this article. 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 website:
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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7600.2123616,38414-Jun-201205:52x86
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.142949,72814-Jul-200901:15x86
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638510,24014-Jul-200901:15x86
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:05x86
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7600.21236309,24814-Jun-201205:52x86
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200921:05Not applicable
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7601.2201816,38414-Jun-201210:05x86
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.142949,72814-Jul-200901:15x86
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638510,24014-Jul-200901:15x86
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:05x86
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7601.22018310,27214-Jun-201210:05x86
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200921:05Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7600.2123618,43214-Jun-201206:42x64
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.1429413,82414-Jul-200901:40x64
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638512,80014-Jul-200901:40x64
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:27x64
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7600.21236350,20814-Jun-201206:42x64
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200920:50Not applicable
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7601.2201818,43214-Jun-201211:10x64
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.1429413,82414-Jul-200901:40x64
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638512,80014-Jul-200901:40x64
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:27x64
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7601.22018351,23214-Jun-201211:10x64
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200920:50Not applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7600.2123640,96014-Jun-201205:35IA-64
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.1429422,52814-Jul-200901:46IA-64
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638523,55214-Jul-200901:46IA-64
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:35IA-64
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7600.21236782,33614-Jun-201205:35IA-64
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200920:48Not applicable
Ftpconfigext.dll7.5.7601.2201840,96014-Jun-201209:56IA-64
Ftpctrlps.dll7.5.7600.1429422,52814-Jul-200901:46IA-64
Ftpmib.dll7.5.7600.1638523,55214-Jul-200901:46IA-64
Ftpres.dll7.5.7600.1429414,84814-Jul-200901:35IA-64
Ftpsvc.dll7.5.7601.22018785,92014-Jun-201209:56IA-64
Ftpsvc.mofNot applicable69,25213-Jul-200920:48Not applicable

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 software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_c873e3c86c79e37bbf213204722dd15a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_d6bd2f0046c89da3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_e136af3b5af297fcaa8b366b673c77ae_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_41255a381644fc7b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_4b01fed30fe8c542.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,009
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:24
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_4cfffc450cfd2bfa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,009
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:24
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_9ad8d6c564fe4937ec9c29db462fa991_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_50db84fd65715f64.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,046
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:19
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_ecffd6d1645eb500912214d79cd69bbd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_79340ca797f31d1c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,046
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:19
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_a7209a56c8463678.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,015
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:29
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_a91e97c8c55a9d30.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,015
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:29
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_b17544a8fca6f873.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,616
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_b373421af9bb5f2b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,616
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:23
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_6f4ca2a1511e5b589110c1e2859e8c8b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_8eb3848686596e11.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,044
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_8d5e10071f93f837d66a0072ff354264_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_d8c509af58a3fd40.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,044
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_4b03a2c90fe6ce3e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,012
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:19
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_4d01a03b0cfb34f6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size31,012
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)13:19
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21236_none_b17544a8fca6f873.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,616
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-iis-ftpsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22018_none_b373421af9bb5f2b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size11,616
Date (UTC)14-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:23
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2723776 - Last Review: August 15, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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