Article ID: 898710 - View products that this article applies to.
When you run the remote shell tool (Rsh.exe) on a Windows 2000-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
Terminal read: The handle is invalid.
This error occurs because of a timing issue that may occur when the remote shell tool quits.
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:
PrerequisitesThis hotfix requires Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
For more information about how to apply the latest Windows 2000 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/ )How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix replaces hotfix 837090.
File informationThe 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 -------------------------------------------------------- 02-May-2005 20:40 5.0.2195.7044 14,608 Rsh.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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