You cannot rename a folder by using the UNC path in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1 systems if the UNC path includes a symbolic link

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to rename a folder that is under a shared folder on a Windows Server 2008-based computer or on a Windows Vista SP1-based computer, the rename operation fails. Additionally, at the command prompt, you receive the following error message:
Access is denied
In Windows Explorer, you receive the following error message:
Invalid Device
This problem occurs if you access the shared folder by using a directory symbolic link.

Note You can rename the file by using the symbolic link. However, you cannot rename the folder by using the symbolic link.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Server Message Block (SMB) Service redirector in Windows Server 2008 systems and in Windows Vista SP1 systems does not translate the source of the folder correctly during the rename operation when the source of the folder is included in a UNC path.

RESOLUTION

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 the problem described in this article. 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.Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on Windows Vista-based computers, you must have Windows Vista SP1 installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
No prerequisites are required for Windows Server 2008-based computers.

Restart requirement

You must restart the 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 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 item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all supported 32-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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Rdbss.sys6.0.6001.22403224,76802-Apr-200909:41x86
Mrxsmb10.sys6.0.6001.22403212,48002-Apr-200909:41x86
Mrxsmb20.sys6.0.6001.2240379,36002-Apr-200909:41x86
Mrxsmb.sys6.0.6001.22403105,98402-Apr-200909:41x86
For all supported 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys6.0.6001.22403287,74402-Apr-200910:10x64
Mrxsmb10.sys6.0.6001.22403272,89602-Apr-200910:10x64
Mrxsmb20.sys6.0.6001.22403105,98402-Apr-200910:10x64
Mrxsmb.sys6.0.6001.22403135,16802-Apr-200910:10x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys6.0.6001.22403676,86402-Apr-200909:42IA-64
Mrxsmb10.sys6.0.6001.22403656,38402-Apr-200909:42IA-64
Mrxsmb20.sys6.0.6001.22403262,14402-Apr-200909:42IA-64
Mrxsmb.sys6.0.6001.22403318,46402-Apr-200909:42IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

The following is a sample network trace when the issue occurs:
546 32.204747 {SMB2:175, NbtSS:167, TCP:166, ESP:125, IPv4:121} <client> <server> SMB2 SMB2:C SET INFORMATION (0x11), FID=0xFFFFFFFF00000009, InformationClass=FileRenameInformation (10), Mid = 16
547 32.204747 {NbtSS:167, TCP:166, ESP:125, IPv4:121} <server> <client> SMB2 SMB2:R , Mid = 16 - NT Status: System - Error, Code = (212) STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

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Properties

Article ID: 959759 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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