Failure Audit event entries are unexpectedly logged to the security event log when you search for .zip files in a Windows XP-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to search for a .zip file, and the folder that contains the .zip file is configured to audit access to the files in the folder, Failure Audit event entries are unexpectedly logged to the security event log. Failure Audit event entries are not logged to the security event log if you search for files that have file name extensions other than .zip.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if all the following conditions are true:
  • The following permissions on the folder and the files in the folder are set to Deny for your user account:
    • Create Files / Write Data
    • Create Folders / Append Data
    • Write Attributes
    • Write Extended Attributes
    • Change Permissions
    • Take Ownership
  • The folder is configured to audit failure access events for the Deny permissions that are configured for your user account.
  • You search the folder for .zip files by using one of the following criteria:
    • All or part of the file name
    • A word or phrase in the file

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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 this specific problem. 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 Web site:
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

This hotfix requires Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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.
Windows XP
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   -------------------------------------------------------
   03-Jun-2004  20:42  6.0.2800.1533  316,928  Zipfldr.dll 
Windows XP, 64-Bit Edition
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   03-Jun-2004  11:42  6.0.2800.1533  316,928  Wzipfldr.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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

Properties

Article ID: 840956 - Last Review: August 29, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbwinxpsp2fix kbwinxppresp2fix kbfix kbbug KB840956

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