FIX: A WebDAV request that has many XML attributes may fail after you apply the WebDAV software update that is associated with MS04-030

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SYMPTOMS

After you apply the WebDAV software update that is associated with Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-030, you make a WebDAV request that has many XML attributes. When you do this, you may receive a "500 Server Error" error message.

CAUSE

The software update that is associated with Security Bulletin MS04-030 includes an updated version of WebDAV and Microsoft XML (MSXML) 3.0. The updated version of WebDAV and MSXML 3.0 limits the number of attributes per XML element to 32 when used with WebDAV.

RESOLUTION

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

If you are running Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:
  1. Apply the hotfix that is mentioned in this article to your computer that is running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Set the metabase entry. To do this, run the following command at a command prompt:
    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/WebDAVMaxAttributesPerElement 64
    Note You must be in the Path\Inetpub\Adminscripts directory to run this command.
  4. Restart your computer or restart the IISAdmin service.

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.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   03-Nov-2004  00:39  6.0.3790.212  1,124,352  Iiscfg.dll
   03-Nov-2004  00:39  6.0.3790.212    223,744  Metadata.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), follow these steps:
  1. Set the metabase entry. To do this, run the following command at a command prompt:
    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/WebDAVMaxAttributesPerElement 64
    Note You must be in the Path\Inetpub\Adminscripts directory to run this command.
  2. Restart the IISAdmin service.

Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows XP Service Pack 1

If you are running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), follow these steps:
  1. Extract the Mdutil.exe tool from the Support Tools folder.
  2. Run the following command at a command prompt:
    mdutil set -path p -prop 8501 -attrib 1 -utype 1 -dtype 1 -value n
    Note p is the path where you want to set the property, such as /w3svc. n is the value of the property, such as 32.
  3. Restart the IISAdmin service.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, 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

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Article ID: 888164 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 2.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft XML Parser 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services version 5.1
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
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