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"Windows cannot copy file" error message when you log on by using a roaming profile in Windows 2000
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If you log off a computer by using a roaming profile account, and the network connection is dropped while the user profile is being uploaded to the server, temporary files are saved to the roaming user profile folder on the server. The temporary files have the file name PRFxxx.tmp, where xxx is an incrementing number. If you later log on to another computer, the profile folder is downloaded again, and you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Because not all the profile files were copied to the server, files may appear to be lost.
Windows cannot copy file \\ServerName\ShareName\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\prf*.tmp to location Drive letter\Documents and Settings\\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\prf*.tmp. Contact your network administrator.
This problem may occur if you are connected over a slow link that is dropped while the profile is being copied to the server. When the files are copied to the roaming user profile folder on the server, the files are saved as temporary files. The temporary files are not renamed until the copy operation is complete. In this scenario, the temporary files may become locked by the system, and this generates the error that is described in the "Symptoms" section.
Hotfix informationA 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.
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, submit a request to 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=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6824 42,256 Basesrv.dll 21-Sep-2003 00:45 5.0.2195.6824 236,304 Cmd.exe 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6898 242,448 Gdi32.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6897 742,160 Kernel32.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6824 54,544 Mpr.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6895 335,120 Msgina.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6892 90,264 Rdpwd.sys 05-Feb-2004 20:18 5.0.2195.6896 5,869,056 Sp3res.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6897 403,216 User32.dll 10-May-2004 20:42 5.0.2195.6922 393,488 Userenv.dll 11-Mar-2004 02:37 5.0.2195.6897 1,720,368 Win32k.sys 11-Mar-2004 02:37 5.0.2195.6898 181,520 Winlogon.exe 25-Sep-2003 18:08 5.0.2195.6826 243,984 Winsrv.dll 24-Mar-2004 02:17 5.0.2195.6897 742,160 Kernel32.dll 11-Mar-2004 02:37 5.0.2195.6897 1,720,368 Win32k.sys 25-Sep-2003 18:08 5.0.2195.6826 243,984 Winsrv.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about standard terminology used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 837754 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 2.5