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Files are not exchanged when Windows Server 2003 restarts if you use the MoveFileEx function to schedule a replacement for some files
Article ID: 948601 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista
Consider the following scenario. On a Windows Server 2003-based computer, you use the MoveFileEx function to schedule a replacement for some files. However, the files are not exchanged when Windows Server 2003 restarts if the following conditions are true:
This issue occurs because the Session Manager (Smss.exe) processes the PendingFileRenameOperations value as the system restarts. In some rare conditions, when the Session Manager processes the PendingFileRenameOperations value, the drives are not available to the system. The drives are not available because the volumes are not mounted at that time. Therefore, processing the PendingFileRenameOperations value fails, and an error is not reported. The reason that the mounting process is not completed during the restart is that the system drive is a basic volume. Therefore, loading the driver for the dynamic volumes may be delayed because loading the driver is not required during the restart.
Note The PendingFileRenameOperations value is only supported on a basic volume or on a dynamic volume.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To work around this issue, change the start type of the DMBoot driver to "Boot (0)." The driver resets the startup type value to "4," as described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
908371To change the startup type value to "0" for the DMBoot driver, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908371/ )A Windows Server 2003-based computer may use a paging file on a system disk instead of the intended non-local paging file
Article ID: 948601 - Last Review: February 29, 2008 - Revision: 1.1