Data files that contain NTFS alternate data streams can be corrupted on a Windows Home Server-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

You add a data file that contains NTFS alternate data streams to a shared folder on a Windows Home Server-based computer. Then, you try to access the data file by using a home computer that is running antivirus software. In this case, applications that are running on the home computer do not recognize the file format. Additionally, files such as executable files (.exe) and files that have an .avi extension do not appear correctly in Windows Explorer, and such files cannot be opened.

CAUSE

This is a known problem with Windows Home Server storage and with data files that contain alternate data streams.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue install the update described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 941914. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941914 An update for Windows Home Server lets you obtain a trusted certificate for your Windows Home Server computer during remote access configuration of your personalized domain


Also, you can install Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 which replaces update 941914 to resolve this issue.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
944289 Description of the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update

MORE INFORMATION

To obtain a utility that can be used to determine whether a file contains an alternative data stream, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897440.aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
946676 When certain programs are used to edit or transfer files that are stored on a Windows Home Server-based computer that has more than one hard drive, the files may become corrupted

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Article ID: 943393 - Last Review: July 24, 2008 - Revision: 3.1
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  • Windows Home Server
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